2024 NBA All-Star Game
2024 NBA All-Star Game
The 73rd NBA All-Star Game will take place at 8pm on Sunday, February 18. As the league celebrates basketball’s deep roots in the state of Indiana, the All-Star Game will feature the return of both the classic matchup between the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference and the traditional scoring system with four 12-minute quarters. The voting process to determine the NBA All-Stars will remain the same, with 12 players selected from each conference. The 2024 NBA All-Star Game will air on TNT in the United States and reach fans in more than 200 countries and territories in more than 50 languages.
NBA All-Star History in Indianapolis
Indianapolis previously hosted NBA All-Star in 1985, when the Western Conference defeated the Eastern Conference 140-129 in the 35th All-Star Game. The crowd of 43,146 at the Hoosier Dome was the largest to attend an NBA game at the time.
All-Star Game MVP Ralph Sampson of the Houston Rockets finished with a game-high 24 points and a team-high 10 rebounds for the West, while Los Angeles Lakers guard Magic Johnson added 21 points and 15 assists. Detroit Pistons guard Isiah Thomas (22 points) and Boston Celtics forward Larry Bird (21 points) led the East. Rookies Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls and Hakeem Olajuwon of the Rockets made their All-Star debuts.
NBA All-Star 1985 also featured a memorable Slam Dunk Contest, won by Atlanta Hawks forward Dominique Wilkins after a final-round duel with Jordan.
Established in 1967, the Pacers spent their first nine seasons in the American Basketball Association (ABA). During that time, Indianapolis hosted two ABA All-Star Games, at Hinkle Fieldhouse (1968) and the Fairgrounds Coliseum (1970). The Pacers won three ABA championships before joining the NBA in 1976.
In 1953, the NBA’s third All-Star Game was played at the Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Ind., the current home of the Pacers’ NBA G League affiliate, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
What To Know Before You Go
We are so excited to welcome you to Gainbridge Fieldhouse for NBA All-Star 2024! Our goal is to get you inside the facility as seamlessly as possible. We ask all guests to arrive early, travel light and have their mobile tickets ready as they enter the Fieldhouse. A quick list of important venue policies is below, and more information can be found HERE.
For NBA All-Star events ONLY, bags no larger than 14"x14"x6" will be permitted inside Gainbridge Fieldhouse, as well as the other venues hosting NBA All-Star events.
No backpacks or large bags are allowed.
Child care and medical bags are exempt from the above size policy, but may be subject to additional security screening.
Mobile Ticketing & Cashless Purchases
Please be sure to download your mobile ticket to your mobile wallet prior to arrival. If you’re coming with a group, ensure all members have tickets ready on a mobile device with contrast/brightness settings turned up for maximum clarity. Please note that screenshots of tickets will not be accepted for entry.
Gainbridge Fieldhouse is a cashless facility. Credit cards and other forms of contactless payment, like Apple Pay, will be accepted at all points of purchase throughout the Fieldhouse. You may exchange cash for a card at Cash to Card Machines located in the Entry Pavilion by the Box Office, and at Sections 3, 19, and 210.
The following items, as well as any other items deemed dangerous, inappropriate, or disruptive, are prohibited and may be confiscated. Refusal to surrender these items may result in revocation of access to the venue.
WEAPONS & DANGEROUS ITEMS - Weapons of any sort including, but not limited to, firearms and knives of any size are prohibited. Any items deemed by the venue, in its discretion, to be dangerous are also prohibited.
LARGE BAGS - Bags and backpacks larger than 14 x 14 x 6 inches in size are prohibited. All hard-sided bags are prohibited.
LARGE BANNERS & SIGNS - Attendees are not permitted to use or wave any flags, banners, signs, or other items that are more than 11 x 17 inches in size.
ITEMS AFFIXED TO POLES - No flags, banners, or signs of any size may be affixed to any pole or stick made of wood, metal, plastic, or any other hard material.
OFFENSIVE SIGNS AND CLOTHING - Clothing, garments, and signs (including, but not limited to, flyers, handouts, and pamphlets) that contain or display explicit language, profanity, or derogatory characterization toward any person or category/group of persons are prohibited. Obscene or indecent messaging on clothing, garments, or signs is also prohibited. All messaging on otherwise permissable signs must be related to the event.
DRONES - Drones of any kind, regardless of size, are prohibited in the venue and the immediately surrounding area.
ADDITIONAL PROHIBITED ITEMS
- Bats, Clubs, & Poles
- Tripods, Monopods & Selfie Sticks
- Mace/Pepper Spray
- Beach Balls & Frisbees
- Illegal Substances
- Missile-Like Objects (that can be thrown)
- FireworksRecording Devices (audio/visual)
- Laser Pointers
- Professional Cameras & Go-Pro Devices
- Whistles & Horns
- Aerosol Cans