The NBA has postponed the 2021 All-Star Game in Indianapolis and will return to the city in 2024.
The league is not playing the All-Star Game this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The NBA will take a two-week break in the middle of the season.
The NBA last played an All-Star Game in Indianapolis in 1985, which was held at the RCA Dome.
"While we are disappointed that the NBA All-Star Game will not take place in Indianapolis in 2021, we are looking forward to the Pacers and the city hosting the game and surrounding events in 2024," said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. "I want to thank Herb Simon, Steve Simon, Rick Fuson and the entire Pacers organization as well as the NBA All-Star 2021 Host Committee and the community of Indianapolis for working with us to reschedule our All-Star activities."
“We are excited about the opportunity to bring Indiana the very best All-Star experience in 2024,” said Pacers owner Herb Simon. "The efforts of so many Hoosiers to prepare for NBA All-Star 2021 put us ahead of the game for the hard work to come, and we are so grateful to the NBA for once again recognizing Indianapolis as a city that delivers world-class events.”