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NBA. We know the 2027 All Star Game’s US location.

By knl9j Mar8,2024

In a press release published Thursday March 7, the NBA communicates the location in which the 2027 All Star Game will be held.

It will be the city of Phoenix, which has already organized the event in 1975, 1995 and 2009 .

The 2027 All-Star Game has been awarded to the city of Phoenix, in the home of the Suns, the NBA announced Thursday. Phoenix has already hosted the event three times in 1975, 1995 and 2009.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver and Suns owner Mat Ishbia spoke at a news conference in Phoenix on Thursday to announce the latest All-Star Weekend location. After staging four of the last five All-Star Games in cold-weather cities like Indianapolis, Salt Lake City, Cleveland and Chicago, the next three will be located in California and Arizona.

San Francisco’s Chase Center, Inglewood’s Intuit Dome, which opens next season, and Phoenix’s Footprint Center will host the next three All-Star Games.

“We know what kind of show we want to put on,” Ishbia said. “The NBA always does an amazing job. It’s a whole weekend of festivities and you could even argue a week of festivities. And we’re excited. We have a couple years to prepare for it, and we’ll keep getting better and better. We did it in 2009 [All-Star] here, but we’re really going to piggyback off what a great job Indiana did [last month].

It hasn’t taken Ishbia long to make an impact as owner of the Suns and Mercury. Ishbia took over both franchises in February of 2023. The Footprint Center will host the 2024 WNBA All-Star Game. And this is the first time the NBA All-Star Game will be in Phoenix since 2009.

“It has to be a record that within that year [of becoming owner] both the WNBA and an NBA All-Star Games have been awarded to this community,” Silver said of Ishbia. “And your team does deserve so much of the credit. But Mat made it pretty clear to me, I think it was the first week that [Ishbia] started with the WNBA and said this is a huge opportunity. And it was… But then shortly thereafter [he] said now we’ve got to get to the NBA.”

Silver cited the location and ability to do outdoor activities in February as a reason why Phoenix was awarded the All-Star Game.

This is an incredibly desirable location,” Silver said. “People love to be here. I think when we are here, both in the summer for the WNBA All-Star Game and then for the NBA All-Star Game, there’s so much to do in this community,” Silver said. “There’s so many outdoor activities I think I know for our clientele that comes from around the world.

“… It’s a wonderful location just to focus all the excitement on these festivities and the All-Star itself when we were, it will have been 18 years when by the time we come back here in 2027. And it’s evolved from sort of events game itself then to the Saturday activities, then to Friday night activities.”

Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star center Karl-Anthony Towns will undergo surgery to repair a torn left meniscus, and sources told ESPN on Thursday night that he is expected to be back by early in the Western Conference playoffs.

Towns will be reevaluated in four weeks, but the procedure is expected to give him the opportunity to return sometime in the early part of the postseason, sources said. The Timberwolves (44-19) are fighting for the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference, holding onto a half-game lead over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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