The NBA All-Star 2024 Host Committee has announced that State Farm All-Star Saturday Night will be held at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 17 ahead of the All-Star Game at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.
All-Star Saturday Night includes the Slam Dunk and 3-Point contests plus the skills challenge. The Host Committee will purchase and distribute 2,400 tickets free of charge to local partners, community groups and non-profits and 10,500 tickets will go on sale on July 24 for fans in Indiana.
“State Farm All-Star Saturday Night is one of the most exciting and entertaining nights in all of sports and holding it at Lucas Oil Stadium, one of football’s most iconic venues which was also thoughtfully designed for basketball events, enables us to make it more accessible than ever to our community,” said Rick Fuson, chief executive officer of Pacers Sports & Entertainment. “This focus on community is one of the ways that will make NBA All-Star 2024 in Indianapolis so special and unique and I am grateful to our friends and partners at the NBA and the Capital Improvement Board for working with us to make this possible.”
In addition to hosting All-Star Saturday Night, the use of Lucas Oil Stadium allows organizers to maximize the downtown facility for fan engagement. NBA All-Star Saturday Night festivities will take place on the south end of the stadium, with roughly 35,000 seats surrounding the court, while the north end will be used for concerts and performances. More details on those events will be shared at a later date.
“We are thrilled to bring State Farm All-Star Saturday Night to Lucas Oil Stadium, where the event will be enjoyed by more fans than ever before,” said Kelly Flatow, head of events, NBA. “We appreciate the incredible collaboration from the NBA All-Star 2024 Host Committee and the Capital Improvement Board to bring this to life, further helping us realize our vision in building an inclusive and fan-first NBA All-Star 2024.”
Indianapolis has hosted eight NCAA men’s Final Fours with Lucas Oil Stadium hosting the event three times since it opened in 2008, most recently in 2021 when the entire NCAA Tournament was played in front of limited capacity in Indiana during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Host Committee also announced that IndyGo buses will be free for all riders from February 15–18 with extended service and the Pacers Bike Share, operated by the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, will also be free during the four days of NBA All-Star 2024.
“Between two top-tier sports venues, four days of free public transit, and one of the most walkable downtowns in America, NBA All-Star has never been more accessible or fan-friendly,” said Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett.