2024 NBA All-Star Game

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2024 NBA All-Star Game
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DateFebruary 18, 2024
ArenaBankers Life Fieldhouse
CityIndianapolis
NetworkTNT
TBS (All-Star Weekend)
NBA All-Star Game
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The 2024 NBA All-Star Game will be an exhibition game played on February 18, 2024.[1] It will be the 73rd edition of the NBA All-Star Game. Indianapolis was awarded the game as a result of the 2021 NBA All-Star Game being postponed due to NBA schedule changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and schedule conflicts with the 2021 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament.[2][3] It will be hosted by the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. This is the second time that Indianapolis will host the All-Star Game; the last time the game was played in the city was in 1985, at the RCA Dome. The game will be televised by TNT.[4]

The announcement of the site selection was initially made on December 13, 2017 at a press conference held by the Indiana Pacers. In attendance at the announcement was NBA commissioner Adam Silver, Pacers owner Herb Simon, Governor Eric Holcomb and Mayor Joe Hogsett. The team had submitted its bid for the game in grand fashion with then team president and NBA legend Larry Bird delivering the bid in an Indy car.[5] On November 25, 2020, the NBA announced that the Pacers would host the All-Star Game in 2024 instead of 2021 due to NBA schedule changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and schedule conflicts with the 2021 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament.[6][3]

Additional events including a celebrity game and practices open to the public are expected to be held at the adjacent Indiana Convention Center. The City of Indianapolis hopes to see an 8-figure ($10,000,000) economic impact surrounding the game.[5]

References

  1. ^ https://www.nba.com/nba-all-star-weekend-future-locations
  2. ^ McCleary, Michael (November 25, 2020). "Indianapolis, Pacers awarded 2024 NBA All-Star game with 2021 cancellation". The Indianapolis Star. Retrieved January 13, 2021.
  3. ^ a b Wells, Adam (November 25, 2020). "NBA Postpones 2021 All-Star Weekend; Indianapolis to Host in 2024". Bleacher Report.
  4. ^ "Indianapolis selected to host NBA All-Star 2021". NBA.com. December 15, 2017. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  5. ^ a b Brown, Clifton; Newell, Nat; Briggs, James (December 13, 2017). "Pacers to host 2021 NBA All-Star game". Indy Star. Retrieved June 18, 2020.
  6. ^ Woods, David. "March Madness is coming to Indianapolis — all of it". The Indianapolis Star. Retrieved 2020-11-16.

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