It’s officially official! Indianapolis are set host the NBA All-Star Game in 2021.
Being announced by NBA, the 70th NBA All-Star Game will take place at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the home of Indiana Pacers, on February 14, 2021.
This will be the first NBA All-Star Game in Indiana since it was played last 1985 at the Hoosier Dome.
“Indianapolis has an enduring love for basketball that creates a special connection to our All-Star Game. I want to especially thank Herb Simon for his efforts to bring the All-Star festivities back to Indianapolis as well as acknowledge the strong support we received from Governor Holcomb, Mayor Hogsett, Larry Bird, Rick Fuson and the entire Pacers organization.” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver confirmed during a press conference at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Silver was joined by Indiana Gov. Eric J. Holcomb, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett, Pacers Sports & Entertainment owner Herb Simon, President and Chief Operating Officer Rick Fuson and President of Basketball Operations Kevin Pritchard.
“We are thrilled with the NBA’s decision to bring its showcase event, the NBA All-Star Game, to Indianapolis in 2021. No state nurtures and loves the game of basketball more than Indiana, and I am certain that my fellow Hoosiers will embrace the game and related events with uncommon passion and support.” Holcomb said
Leading up to the 2021 All-Star Game edition, Indianapolis will follow Los Angeles in 2018, Charlotte in 2019 and Chicago in 2020 as the host.
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