SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz and National Basketball Association announced Wednesday that the 2023 All-Star weekend will take place in Salt Lake City.
The last time All-Star weekend was held in the city was in 1993, making the next installment a 30th anniversary celebration.
First reported by Tony Jones of The Athletic, the news comes with little surprise as speculation has been swirling. The recent renovations to Vivint Arena, the Jazz international friendly roster, among other things, played a part in SLC being selected for the festivities.
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“Along with a rich basketball tradition, Salt Lake City has proven to be a world-class destination for large-scale events and sports competitions,” said NBA commissioner Adam Silver. “I want to thank the Miller Family and the Utah Jazz organization for their commitment to hosting our All-Star festivities and to developing a program that will leave a lasting impact on the community.”
Silver, Utah Jazz owner Gail Miller, CEO of Larry H. Miller Companies Steve Starks, Utah Governor Gary Herbert and Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski took to the podium to make the official announcement in a press conference on Wednesday. Biskupski, specifically, also made clear the state’s intentions to host another Winter Olympics.
You can watch the announcement in its entirety on UtahJazz.com. The Jazz begin their regular season later tonight when they welcome the Oklahoma City Thunder to town.
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