2020 NBA All-Star Game: Ticket prices are at record high

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At the home of the Chicago Bulls, the 2020 NBA All-Star Game is setting records for ticket prices on secondary market sites.

The 2020 NBA All-Star Game will be hosted at the home of the Chicago Bulls, the United Center, from Feb. 14-16. Although the Bulls are hosting All-Star Weekend this year, they only have one player competing in the festivities. The one Bulls player participating in All-Star Weekend is shooting guard Zach LaVine, who is in the field of the three-point shootout.

Since the hype continues to build for LaVine to compete in the Slam Dunk Contest too, fans are going to want to see him take part in multiple events. But that isn’t likely to happen since both the dunk contest and three-point shootout take place in less than 48 hours.

The Bulls are going to have the state of their franchise highlighted during All-Star Weekend. All the heat surrounding the job status of John Paxson and Gar Forman in the Bulls front office is getting a national spotlight shined on it. It is a tragedy that the main spotlight on the Bulls franchise during All-Star Weekend is on the status of a diminishing front office.

Yet, this All-Star Weekend appears to be commanding quite the high level of popularity given the resale ticket market prices. According to a report from TicketIQ, the average ticket price for the 2020 NBA All-Star Game sits at more than $4,000 on secondary markets. The exact secondary market ticket price is reportedly set at $4,702.

This ticket price is 53 percent higher than the next most expensive All-Star Game Over the course of the last decade on secondary markets, which was in Toronto in 2016. When the All-Star Game was hosted at the home of the Charlotte Hornets last year at the Spectrum Center, the average secondary market ticket price was just over $1,600.

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The All-Star Game will tip-off at 7 p.m. CT on Feb. 16, between Team LeBron and Team Giannis. The Celebrity Game, Rising Stars Challenge, Slam Dunk and 3-Point Contests, will all take place on Feb. 14 and 15.