The Indiana Pacers will host the 2021 NBA All-Star game.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver joined Pacers owner Mel Simon, Gov. Eric Holcomb and Mayor Joe Hogsett for the official announcement in Indianapolis Wednesday.
The All-Star game will be played Feb. 21, 2021 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Lucas Oil Stadium and the Indiana Convention Center will also host events, including the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game and NBA All-Star and Rising Stars practices.
The last time Indianapolis hosted the game was 1985 at the Hoosier Dome. More than 43,000 fans -- the largest attendance for an NBA game at the time -- turned out to watch Ralph Sampson and Magic Johnson lead the Western Conference past the Eastern Conference with Larry Bird, Isiah Thomas and a rookie named Michael Jordon.