Milwaukee Bucks bid to host 2027 or 2028 NBA All-Star Game

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee Bucks will once again put their name in the running to host an NBA All-Star Game, CBS 58 has confirmed. 

Come winter of 2027 or 2028, Milwaukee's Deer District could be filled with thousands of basketball fans, looking to watch the NBA's biggest stars.

It's been nearly 50 years since Milwaukee's last NBA All-Star Game, which took place in 1977.

Chief Communications Officer with the Milwaukee Bucks Barry Baum confirmed Monday, the Bucks have put their name on the list to host the NBA All-Star Game.

The bid comes after the 2025 game was awarded to San Francisco and the Golden State Warriors, and the 2026 game was awarded to Inglewood, California, and the Los Angeles Clippers.

The newly-minted Milwaukee bid had Bucks fans excited.

"It's great news, it’s a beautiful new arena and put it to good use would be great," said Brian Carey, Bucks fan.

"I think it’s a really good opportunity for some of the Milwaukee businesses, some of the small businesses we have here to see some more clientele, and some more profits hopefully," said Abigail Barrett, Bucks fan.

The league's biggest showcase is guaranteed to provide an economic boost to its host city.

According to Forbes, the latest NBA All-Star Game in Indianapolis generated more than $300 million in revenue.

It's dollars hometown businesses like the Trade Hotel are looking forward to seeing.

"Our location next to Fiserv, our partnership with the Bucks, feels like it would just be an unbelievable opportunity for us to really host all the attendees, people coming for such a huge event," said Rich Lundt, Trade Hotel general manager. 

Rich Lundt, the Trade Hotel's general manager, went on to say the hotel is ready for all eyes to be on the 414.

"Make sure we really plan ahead that each guest is specially tailored to, and not only for their first visit, but making sure they have an experience that makes them want to come back time and again," Lundt said. 

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