Hornets' arrival to State Farm Arena blocked by freight train

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Charlotte coach James Borrego: 'I’ve been coming to this arena for 20 years, and I’ve never seen a train stop before the game.'

The Charlotte Hornets were delayed getting to the arena Wednesday for their NBA Play-In game against the Atlanta Hawks.

Tracks run all around State Farm Arena, a remnant of a time when the area was the site of the city’s two major passenger stations.

The Hornets’ arrival to the State Farm Arena was delayed about 15 minutes because a train stopped in front of the team bus.