Indianapolis to Host NBA All-Star Game in 2024 Instead of 2021

2017 NBA All-Star game. Photo by Stephen Lew/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

NBA announced on Wednesday that Indianapolis would host the 2024 NBA All-Star Game and All-Star Weekend. The city was supposed to be the location of All-Star festivities in 2021, but the league opted to cancel the event due to a coronavirus pandemic.

The news was confirmed on social media by Indiana Pacers, who are nominally considered the hosts alongside the city of Indianapolis.

Indianapolis and Pacers hosted the All-Star Game last time in 1985.

“While we are disappointed that the NBA All-Star Game will not take place in Indianapolis in 2021, we are looking forward to the Pacers and the city hosting the game and surrounding events in 2024,” said NBA commissioner Adam Silver in a statement issued to media.

Despite canceling the 2021 All-Star weekend, the league is reportedly considering other ways to mark the middle point of the upcoming season.

There are currently no plans to make changes in the All-Star schedule past next year. Cleveland remains the host for 2022, while Salt Lake City will get the honor in 2023.