Chicago to host 2020 NBA All Star Game, source says — ESPNChicago


A source confirmed that the NBA will announce on Friday that Chicago will host the 2020 NBA All-Star Game.

The announcement is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Friday, with Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver both set to take part in the press conference. It's something that Emanuel has been pushing for to come to Chicago for a long time and now he got his wish.

This will mark the first time since 1988 that Chicago has hosted the event with it taking place inside Chicago Stadium.

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"Chicago is an iconic city with a storied basketball history". Jordan scored 40 points in the game and earned his first of three All-Star Game MVP awards. "I look forward to better seats next time". Earlier today the Chicago Twitter account tweeted that tomorrow at 2pm CT the Bulls, the City of Chicago, and the National Basketball Association will make a major announcement. The economic impact past year of the All-Star Game in New Orleans was upwards of $45 million, a number likely to be greater in Chicago given its deep basketball history.

This season's All-Star Game will be held in Los Angeles, and it will go to Charlotte in 2019. West. Instead, two All-Star captains (the leading vote getters from each conference) will be able to choose from the pool of 22 All-Stars to determine the teams.