Indianapolis officials say they’re up for the challenge of hosting the eighth annual College Football Playoff National Championship in January 2022, even as they're planning six other big sporting events that take place within a 13-month stretch.
Indianapolis hasn't hosted the NBA All-Star Game since 1985—when it was in the Hoosier Dome—something the league's commissioner, Adam Silver, wants to change. But local officials haven't pulled the trigger on a bid.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Lucas Oil Stadium was "briefly considered" as the site of the 2021 NBA All-Star Game. But a desire to have the game in a more intimate facility led the league and team officials to choose the 18,165-seat Bankers Life Fieldhouse to host the game.
The NBA All-Star Game is broadcast to 215 countries and territories in 49 languages, according to NBA officials. In China alone, nearly 40 million people watch the game and another 10 million do so in Europe.
The decision to play the Division I, II and III women's basketball championships at one site drew praise from coaches and players. The NCAA will evaluate whether it was a one-time thing or something it should do again.