The city of Boston hasn’t held an All-Star weekend in any sport since the Red Sox hosted in 1999 at Fenway Park.
The Celtics have held four All-Star games, hosting the event in two consecutive years in 1951 and 1952, and then again after they won the 1957 and 1964 NBA Championships.
According to TNT’s NBA insider Chris Haynes, the city of Boston, along with the Celtics, will submit an application to host the 2026 All-Star weekend.
The NBA has already announced the 2024 All-Star weekend will be held in Indiana and the rumor is it’ll be in LA in 2025, as they already applied for it, but that’s just speculation more than anything.
If and when Boston does submit their application to host, it’s likely the NBA will give it to them, as it’s encouraged by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver for them to apply.
A lot has changed in the city since the late 90’s, as the city is more densely populated than ever before with many issues to the public transportation infrastructure.
On Jan. 19, the Celtics hosted the Warriors at the TD Garden for the first time since they played in the NBA Finals. The traffic was so bad that Jaylen Brown was stuck for two hours and Steve Kerr was late to his pregame press conference.
I feel it’s important for the city of Boston to fully ensure all of the logistics that goes into hosting the ever-growing All-Star weekend event are going to be near flawless for this to work well.
It’ll be great to see the All-Star weekend in Boston in the very near future.
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