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Boston’s City Council to hold meeting in pursuit of 2026 All-Star Game

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So far it has been a very successful season for the Boston Celtics but as all good organizations do they look toward the future. That future involves bringing the All-Star game back to the City of Boston according to new reporting from the Boston Herald’s Sean Phillip Cotter.

City Councilor Brian Worrell has now called for a meeting about how to go about preparing the city to improve the bid to host the 2026 NBA All-Star Game. “This is championship city,” said Worrell. “It’s definitely past due.” The push to get an All-Star game to Boston comes after the major success the City of Cleveland saw last year as a result of its hosting the league’s annual exhibition tilt.

Per Worrell, the event generated $141.4 million in direct spending in Cleveland and generated $248.9 million in overall economic impact, making the attraction to Boston evident.

More important than that though is all about the legacy of the city itself. Winning is a part of Boston’s DNA and it would be hard to find a more passionate and intense fan base than in the city of Boston.

This is crucial for so many people and no one deserves it quite as much as the Boston fan base who have been without any major All-Star game weekend in any sport since 1999. With the support of Governor Maura Healey as well, the city should be able to field a very competitive bid.

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