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2027 NBA All-Star Game will be in Phoenix, NBA announces

FILE - Fans walks past the Footprint Center, Tuesday, March 14, 2023, in Phoenix. New Phoenix Suns owner Mat Ishbia wasted little time overhauling his team's roster. Now, he's turned his attention to the fan experience at Footprint Center. (AP Photo/Matt York)
On Thursday, the NBA announced that Phoenix will host the 2027 NBA All-Star Game at the Footprint Center. (AP Photo/Matt York) (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

The 76th NBA All-Star Game will be in Phoenix from Feb. 19-21, 2027, the NBA announced Thursday.

A little more than a year after Mat Ishbia became the majority owner of the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury, he was given the chance to oversee a pair of All-Star Weekends. The WNBA previously announced that the Footprint Center would play host to the 2024 WNBA All-Star Game.

"Our NBA All-Star festivities in 2027 will showcase Phoenix’s love of everything basketball,” NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement. “And we couldn’t be more excited to work with Mat Ishbia and the entire Suns organization for what promises to be an unforgettable celebration of our sport.”

This will mark the fourth time — 1975, 2005 and 2009 — that Phoenix is hosting NBA All-Star weekend.

In 2025, the All-Star Game will be in San Francisco at the Chase Center, and the following year, All-Star weekend will move to Inglewood, California, and the Los Angeles Clippers' new venue, the Intuit Dome, will play host.

The NBA Rising Stars game will be played on Feb. 19, 2027 and kick off the festivities. On Feb. 20, the NBA's Skills Challenge, 3-Point challenge and Slam Dunk contest will take place. And the weekend will conclude on Feb. 21 with the NBA All-Star Game.

“Phoenix is the ultimate basketball destination and we are excited for fans from around the world to experience our amazing city," Ishbia said in the press release. "We will provide an NBA All-Star Weekend unlike any other, showcasing the passion of our fans, our city, and everything that we’re building here. Thank you to the NBA and the entire Phoenix community for rallying together to bring this marquee event to Phoenix and show the world what we are all about.”