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Boston city councilors to consider hosting NBA All-Star Game at TD Garden – Boston News, Weather, Sports

BOSTON (WHDH) – Boston city councilors are ready to discuss the possibility of bidding to host the NBA All-Star Game at the TD Garden for the first time since 1964.

City Councilman Brian Worrell is leading the charge to help the Celtics bring All-Star weekend to Boston in 2026. The Boston City Council is considering an order Wednesday, which could hold a hearing on the candidacy. That would help councilors understand the preparations and requirements needed to host the event.

Although it is still under consideration, there is already momentum behind the effort. Last summer, NBA commissioner Adam Silver encouraged Boston to bid to host the game.

At the time, Mayor Michelle Wu supported the idea, saying it could be great for Boston’s economy. Last year’s All-Star Game in Cleveland, Ohio, generated $140 million in direct spending and generated nearly $250 million in total economic impact for the city.

All-Star Weekend 2026 would coincide with the 80th anniversary of the NBA and the Celtics. It would also put the game back to where it started, as the first All-Star Game was played in Boston in 1951.

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