Indianapolis has added another major event to the list of those being postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The city was set to host the NBA All-Star Weekend in February, however the NBA and the Indiana Pacers have postponed the event until February 2024, citing public health concerns.
Organizers say current health conditions “prevented the Pacers, the NBA All-Star Host Committee and the NBA from appropriately planning and executing fan-focused All-Star activities in Indianapolis that were envisioned for February.”
“We are excited about the opportunity to bring Indiana the very best All-Star experience in 2024,” said Pacers owner Herb Simon. “The efforts of so many Hoosiers to prepare for NBA All-Star 2021 put us ahead of the game for the hard work to come, and we are so grateful to the NBA for once again recognizing Indianapolis as a city that delivers world-class events.”
The NBA says plans for a revised All-Star 2021 will be announced at a later date. Cleveland and Salt Lake City are set to host the All-Star game in 2022 and 2023, respectively.