Tens of millions of dollars could be pumped into the local economy if the X Games makes Charlotte its next host city.
On Tuesday night, Eyewitness News talked with local leaders about the chances now that the Queen City is in the top four.
"We're very excited to have kind of made that first real cut, and be in the final 4," said Scott Cooper of Charlotte Motor Speedway.
And if Charlotte is chosen, the events will be played at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
"This really could be an epic sporting event for Charlotte Speedway and the entire Charlotte region," said Cooper.
The venue holds 134,000 people, and Cooper said with the zMax Dragway and dirt track the venue is well equipped.
"All of these venues are modern, and they've got great television facilities and television hookups, so the fact that we can do something in a close proximity, hopefully will be a great selling point," said Cooper.
ESPN announced on Tuesday, Charlotte is on the short list to hold the games with Austin, Chicago and Detroit – all cities that could see big benefits if chosen.
A study showed L.A. County raked in $50 million from the 2010 X Games – $12 million from tourists alone.
Roughly $6 million was associated with set-up and TV production and $20 million from the 31 hours of X Games content that aired across the globe.
"This would be one more of those things that increases the quality of our destination," said John Cox with the Cabarrus Regional Chamber. "There's nothing that can stop this region. And I think it's just another step, as a lot of us think about the future, with respect to the Olympics."
The Democratic National Convention made $163 million, more than three times as much than the X-Games.