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The Charlotte NBA expansion franchise will unveil itsnew team name, colors and logo and host a basketball street festival for fans at Trade and Tryon Streets in Uptown Charlotte on June 11. The team name will be chosen from one of three finalists the franchise announced last month – Charlotte Bobcats, Charlotte Dragons, Charlotte Flight.
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  • The Charlotte Chamber has launched a Suite Sales Marketing Task Force to sell “Uptown Suites” for the new Charlotte Arena. Task Force members will work one-on-one with Charlotte businesses to preview the state-of-the-art arena and to encourage corporate support of the sports and entertainment facility, which will play host to more than 100 events annually and serve as the home of the new Charlotte NBA franchise and the Charlotte Sting of the WNBA.
    Loyal Charlotte NBA Season Ticket Holders To Be Rewarded With Priority Treatment
    Former season-ticket holders from the 2001-2002 NBA season at the Charlotte Coliseum will be given priority treatment with regard to seat selection for the inaugural season of the new NBA franchise for the 2004-2005 season at the Charlotte Coliseum. Charlotte’s most loyal NBA fans will be giving the opportunity to purchase the same seats they held as a season ticket holder in 2001-2002. Those who renew their seats at the Coliseum will then be given priority on seat selection for the 2005-2006 campaign in Charlotte’s new Uptown arena. More information regarding pricing, policies and procedure will be made public later this summer. Fans can email NBA Charlotte directly with any questions at ticketinfo@rljbasketball.com.
    Robert L. Johnson, owner of the new Charlotte NBA expansion franchise and the Charlotte Sting of the WNBA, announced a gift of one million dollars to benefit the West Boulevard YMCA. The donation will be used for a new YMCA on the corner of Donald Ross Road and West Boulevard.
    Making a Difference
    New Charlotte owner Robert Johnson topped Sports Illustrated's 101 Most Influential Minorities In Sports List, while Executive VP Ed Tapscott was named No. 56.
    On Jan. 10, 2003, the NBA Board of Governors unanimously approved the granting of an expansion team to Charlotte, North Carolina, to be owned by Robert Johnson. The team will begin play in the 2004-05 season.
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  • The new Charlotte franchise named Ed Tapscott to the post of executive vice president and chief operating officer of Johnson’s basketball organization. Owner Robert Johnson made the announcement form the Charlotte Coliseum.












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