With the NBA All-Star Game just around the corner in Los Angeles on Feb. 18, the idea that it could come to Sacramento is exciting many. The city and the Sacramento Kings have launched a bid to bring the event to the Golden 1 Center.
Although the Golden 1 Center has hosted some huge events, the All-Star Game would be, by far, the biggest. Kings Owner and Chairman Vivek Ranadivé told KCRA:
“Golden 1 Center has been a great spark for the city and building on that momentum we have assembled an unprecedented plan to host a global celebration of basketball at the All-Star in Sacramento.”
Hosting the All-Star Game would be a economy booster for the city. New Orleans officials said that hosting the event in 2017 generated $23.7 million in spending.
Right now, there aren’t enough hotels in Sacramento to host the event, which has up to 100,000 people. City officials are already thinking about having cruise ships in West Sacramento to be floating hotels. They also need to think about the immense increase in traffic in the city.
So who knows? Maybe Sacramento will host the 2019 NBA All-Star Game!