Boston Celtics

It’s been 59 years since the Celtics last hosted an NBA All-Star Game. Over half the league has hosted multiple times since the last time the game was held in Boston in 1964.

However, that could be changing soon. During Thursday night’s TNT Celtics-Warriors broadcast, Chris Haynes reported the team is ready to change that.

  • “Sources have informed me that the Boston Celtics are preparing to host All-Star weekend, and I was told that the earliest that they would play a bid would be [for] 2026,” Haynes said during a sideline report. “2025 is open, but that would be too early.”

    “I was told that the governor and the mayor of the city, they’re all in favor of trying to do everything they can to prepare the city to not only get the bid, place the bid, but also win the bid,” Haynes added.

    In 1951, the Celtics hosted the first ever NBA All-Star Game. They hosted three more times in the following 13 years, but not since.

    The NBA isn’t the league that could be bringing its All-Star game to Boston in the near future. Last month, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said Fenway Park is a candidate to host an All-Star game in 2025 or 2027. Fenway hosted the last All-Star Game of any kind to be held in Boston in 1999. The NHL last brought its game to town in 1996.

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