NBA selects Indianapolis to host 2021 All-Star Game

INDIANAPOLIS (WANE) – Indianapolis is set to host the 2021 NBA All-Star Game.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett announced in a Wednesday afternoon news conference that the league’s 2021 All-Star game would be played at Indianapolis’ Bankers Life Fieldhouse, home of the Indiana Pacers.

Back in April, Larry Bird helped to deliver a formal bid for the 2021 NBA All-Star Game. He drove four blocks down New York City’s Fifth Avenue in an Indy car to deliver the Pacers’ bid to Silver.

It apparently worked.

The NBA All-Star Game typically generates millions of dollars in revenue for host cities.

The game will mark the third time Indiana has hosted an NBA All-Star Game. Fort Wayne hosted the game in 1953 as home of the Pistons, and Indianapolis hosted in 1985.