Chicago Officially Named as Host of 2020 NBA All-Star Game

Feb 6 2010 Chicago IL USA Outside the United Center before the game between the Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat. Mandatory Credit Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

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Chicago will host the 2020 NBA All-Star Game, according to multiple reports. The announcement was made by NBA Commission Adam Silver at the United Center, the home of the Chicago Bulls.

It will be the first All-Star Game played in Chicago since 1988 and the first time it's ever been held at the United Center. The Stanley Cup Final and World Series have both been contested, but marquee events like the NFL Draft, the NHL Entry Draft, and the Warrior Games have also taken place at various locations in Chicago.

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Silver noted he was a law student in Chicago when the city last hosted the event. "I'm looking forward to better seats". It is my pleasure to be part of the National Basketball Association at a time when the All-Star Game and the surrounding festivities are coming back to town.

For the first time in three decades, the stars of the National Basketball Association will make their way to the Windy City in February for their mid-season showcase. The city, not just the stadium, will host this event. Cleveland had previously been vying to host the league's next available All-Star Game, targeting the 2020 and 2021 exhibitions.

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