Mar 4, 2024 - Sports

LCA hasn't hosted an All-Star Game a decade after opening

An overhead view of Little Caesars Arena and the Detroit skyline.

Little Caesars Arena. Photo: Samuel Robinson/Axios

Little Caesars Arena will be at least more than 10 years old before it hosts an NHL or NBA All-Star Game.

The latest: The Oklahoman reported that cities looking to host an NBA All-Star Game must have a certain number of five-star hotels, 75 nonstop domestic flights and 20 international flights and a 650,000-sq.-ft. convention center.

  • But the league office pushed back on that report, offering more equitable parameters for small-market teams such as Oklahoma City, Milwaukee or Detroit that are vying to host an All-Star weekend.

What they're saying: "Visit Detroit wants the NBA All-Star Game in Detroit," Visit Detroit CEO Claude Molinari told Crain's, "and we are working with partners to help expand the number of hotels downtown to meet their requirements."

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