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2020-21 NBA All-Star Game is in doubt

The 2021 All-Star weekend in Indianapolis is unlikely to go as currently scheduled and the NBA revealed on Monday that the large number of hotel rooms that were booked by the league and its guests have already been released. .

The next All-Star Game is scheduled for February 14, 2021, although the uncertainty of the NBA schedule due to the coronavirus pandemic has left too many unanswered questions about the 2020-21 campaign. The league hopes to start the next season in December, but that’s not a given.

In addition, it is also unknown when the return of fans to NBA games will be allowed, another factor to be considered in the decision and that will have to be made on the weekend of the All-Star Game next season.

Given the uncertainty surrounding the schedule for the 2020-21 NBA season, we and the Indiana Pacers are informing our allied hotels in Indianapolis that the NBA’s 2021 All-Star Game will hardly take place on the weekend. President’s Day, so they can make other arrangements, “said the NBA communications office. “More information about the schedule for next season will be released later.”

Indianapolis broadcaster WISH was the first to report the cancellation of NBA hotel reservations.

The NBA chose Indianapolis to host the 2021 All-Star Game in December 2017. The city has not hosted the event since 1985, when it hosted it for the only time.

Local authorities have said the economic impact of the All-Star weekend in Indianapolis could be $ 100 million.