INDIANAPOLIS — The NBA All-Star 2024 Host Committee recently announced that IndyGo will offer fare-free service from Feb. 15-18, 2024, to celebrate festivities surrounding the 73rd NBA All-Star Game, which will be held Sunday, Feb. 18, at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The free bus service will be available thanks to support from IndyGo, the Indianapolis Foundation and donors to the Indy Championship Fund.
The Pacers Bike Share, operated by the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, will also be free during the four days of NBA All-Star 2024.
“I’ve put on events all over this great country,” IndyGo President and CEO Inez Evans said. “But this is the first time we’ve ever had a major stakeholder, like the Pacers, partner with the public transportation agency to make sure that transportation is accessible to everyone.”
“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. “It’s no surprise. When it comes to hosting large events, Indianapolis does it like nobody else.”
The NBA All-Star 2024 Host Committee recently shared that State Farm All-Star Saturday Night will be held at Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 17. As one of the most anticipated events during NBA All-Star, State Farm All-Star Saturday Night brings together many of the league’s brightest stars to showcase their skills in AT&T Slam Dunk, the Starry 3-Point Contest and the Kia Skills Challenge.
Tickets will go on sale to the public on July 24. Fans in Indiana will have the first opportunity to buy and should sign up to receive more information about the on-sale process here. Additionally, the Host Committee will purchase and distribute 2,400 tickets free of charge to local partners, community groups and non-profits.
“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 CEO 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.”
The walkability and connectivity of downtown Indianapolis help make the city ideal for hosting large events of this kind. For decades, city and state leaders have invested in downtown sports amenities that are both world-class and convenient for fans and visitors, and the proximity of Lucas Oil Stadium to Gainbridge Fieldhouse, the Indiana Convention Center, and other key locations will make the NBA All-Star 2024 experience as fan-friendly and community-centric as possible.
“NBA All-Star and All-Star Saturday Night exemplify how our community comes together to celebrate our venerated sport of basketball with exciting and affordable events, and we can’t wait to welcome fans to Lucas Oil Stadium for the activities we’re hosting, said CIB Executive Director Andy Mallon. “I am grateful to IndyGo and Pacers Bike Share for offering free transportation for those wanting to make the trip from the Fieldhouse to the Stadium, and for those who haven’t visited the Stadium in a long time or who are ready to make their first visit, NBA All-Star Saturday Night is the perfect time to check it out.”
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