Chicago Will Host NBA All-Star 2020

The NBA announced today that Chicago has been selected to host NBA All-Star 2020.

The 69th annual game will take place at the United Center, home of the six-time NBA champion Chicago Bulls, on Sunday, Feb. 16. This will mark the third NBA All-Star in Chicago, which held the annual celebration in 1973 and 1988.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver made the announcement during a press conference at the United Center.

He was joined by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Bulls President and Chief Operating Officer Michael Reinsdorf, Bulls Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations John Paxson, Alderman Walter Burnett Jr. (27th Ward) and Chicago Sports Commission Executive Director Kara Bachman.

“Chicago is an iconic city with a storied basketball history. We are thrilled to bring the NBA All-Star Game back,” said Silver. “We thank Mayor Emanuel, Jerry and Michael Reinsdorf and the entire Bulls organization and look forward to an exciting week of activities celebrating the game of basketball.”

Chicago will follow Los Angeles in 2018 and Charlotte in 2019 as All-Star host. NBA All-Star Game 2017 in New Orleans reached fans in 215 countries and territories in 49 languages.

“We are honored that the NBA has selected Chicago to host All-Star 2020,” said Michael Reinsdorf. “Because the game of basketball has such deep roots and a rich history in this city, with some of the most passionate sports fans in the country, we know it will be a successful event for everyone involved. Our expanded United Center campus and arena renovations with new restaurants and retail will provide visitors the opportunity to enjoy a fan-friendly environment.”

 

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