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Front entrance at Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Source: Douglas Sacha / Getty

The Cleveland Cavaliers announced on Thursday they will be hosting the 75th edition of the NBA All-Star Game in 2022.

 

CLEVELAND — While the Cleveland may currently lack NBA star power, that won’t be the case in three years.

On Tuesday, the Cavaliers announced that Quicken Loans Arena will be the home of the 2022 NBA All-Star Game. The team’s announcement came on the very court where the game will be played, in an announcement attended by Cavs owner Dan Gilbert and NBA commissioner Adam Silver.

The 2022 NBA All-Star Game will double as the 75th edition of the annual exhibition. The game will be played on Feb. 20, 2022.

Cleveland has been linked as a potential host city for the NBA All-Star Game dating back to the 2016 announcement of the current ongoing renovations at Quicken Loans Arena. Although the original hope was that the city would host the exhibition in either 2020 or 2021, those games were later awarded to Indianapolis and Chicago, respectively, as Cleveland dealt with a delay to its

Still currently ongoing, the renovations at ‘The Q’ are expected to be finished in time for the start of the 2019-20 NBA season. Last month, Cavs owner Dan Gilbert provided an additional $45 million to the project, bringing the cost of the project — which is being split between the team and city — to $185 million.

 

READ MORE: WKYC.com

Article Courtesy of WKYC Channel 3 News Cleveland

First and Second Picture Courtesy of Douglas Sacha and Getty Images

LOCAL NEWS: Cleveland Officially Announced as Host of the 2022 NBA All-Star Game was originally published on wzakcleveland.com

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