The commissioner of the NBA has doubled down on his commitment to bring an All-Star Game to Fiserv Forum.
Commissioner Adam Silver said Tuesday it’s no longer a matter of if, just when.
“We just got to pull out calendars and figure out what year makes the most sense,” Silver said.
The next few NBA All-Star Games are already spoken for. Next year it’s in Charlotte, North Carolina, Chicago will host in 2020, then Indianapolis in 2021.
Bucks President Peter Feigin said they have submitted bids for the 2022 and 2023 All-Star Games. He told TODAY’S TMJ4 he’s confident in landing one of those two years.
“Without a question,” Feigin said. “I think Adam wouldn’t have said it unless he really believed it and I think we’ve been working toward it.”
The last time Milwaukee had an NBA All-Star Game was more than 40 years ago. Of course, Miller Park hosted an MLB All-Star Game in 2002, a year after it opened.
“I think the economic infusion is much like that of a Super Bowl, it is a big deal,” Feigin said.
Feigin said the arena also has its eyes on a variety of other events and conventions. Aside from the Democratic National Convention 2020 bid, he said they’re after NCAA Tournaments and other national events.