In a shocking development given recent history, the city of Charlotte is actually attempting to negotiate with the Charlotte Hornets over upgrades to Time Warner Cable Arena. The Charlotte Hornets and the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority want nearly $48 million in upgrades while the city has countered at $33.5 million. Just wish the city (and the Uptown Powers That Be) had shown any type of backbone in their negotiations with the Panthers, in which the city had a by far better negotiating position that with the Hornets.