IBJ Podcast: Indy readies for 2021 All-Star Game—to be love letter to basketball

The 2020 NBA All-Star Game took place at the United Center in Chicago. (IBJ photo/Mickey Shuey)

IBJ’s Mickey Shuey headed to Chicago for the 2020 NBA All-Star Game to see how the Windy City hosted what has become one of sports’ biggest weekends.

He wasn’t alone, of course. Indy’s All-Star Game host committee sent a big contingent to Chicago as well, to make sure they’re as ready as possible to host some 100,000 fans when the game lands at Bankers Life Fieldhouse next year.

Shuey details what he and Indy officials learned in Chicago and explains how the local host committee plans to make the 2021 game special. One goal is to focus on Indiana’s basketball heritage and celebrate the game—creating a sort of love letter to the sport, Shuey says.

To learn more, read Shuey’s story about Indy’s planning for the 2021 game.

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The music in this podcast is “2 Hearts” and is compliments of Patrick Patrikios, who has made it available through a Creative Commons license on YouTube.

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