The Sacramento Kings are finalizing a bid for the NBA All-Star Game in either 2022 or 2023.
Vivek Ranadive and the city of Sacramento will present its bid on Feb. 23.
“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 Game in Sacramento,” Ranadive said in a written statement.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told The Sacramento Bee in October 2016 that the league was determined to bring the All-Star Game to Sacramento. The biggest issue impacting Sacramento, and several other NBA cities, is the lack of hotel rooms.
The 250-room Sawyer Hotel recently opened next to Golden 1 Center, the city has plans for a 350-room hotel next to the Sacramento Convention Center and work should begin soon on a 170-room Hyatt Centric boutique hotel on Seventh Street downtown.