Madison Square Garden Expected to Host 2015 NBA All-Star Game
The 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend just wrapped up and the players are heading back to their respective teams. The festivities are all for the fans and the three-day break was once again a success. The city of Orlando greatly benefited from being the center of the basketball world for the weekend, and Houston will be next to receive the games.
However, fans in New York City are still waiting for their turn to host the fun. Madison Square Garden has been named the World’s Most Famous Arenas, but the venue has been waiting a very long time for the All-Star Weekend.
Fortunately, with the Garden undergoing a renovation it seems as though the wait will finally come to an end. Marc Berman of the New York Post reports that a source close to the All-Star situation says Madison Square Garden will likely host the festivities in 2015.
The $800 million Garden renovation will be completed before the 2014 All-Star Game, but the city would have too much to deal with since the Super Bowl is set for New York in 2014 also.
2015 would give the Knicks and Madison Square Garden enough time to get ready to host the NBA’s best players. The Garden has not held an NBA All-Star Game since 1999, but doing it in the renovated stadium would be a perfect way to bring the game back.