For any basketball fan, the NBA All-Star Game is the perfect way to see NBA stars, legends and WNBA players all in one place! Along with getting to watch the NBA's best from each conference compete for the win, you get to see various players show off their talent and personality!
This year, the big game is going to be held in the Big Apple. The 64th Annual NBA All-Star Game is being held in the middle of Manhattan at Madison Square Garden with the State Farm All-Star Saturday Night being held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Getting a plan together to attend such a huge event located in multiple arenas can seem daunting.
However, it does not have to be! With a little guidance, you can have an All-Star experience without much fuss! Use these tips to make the most of your trip to the NBA All-Star Game!
How to Make it Easy:
1. Stay at a Hotel Close By
Instead of searching and getting overwhelmed by all the vast hotel options, get set up with rooms in close proximity from the MSG. Madison Square Garden is located in the middle of everything, so there is no reason to stay in any other area! You will be close to Times Square, Grand Central Station and so many other NYC attractions! Being located in New York's social hub, you will be able to experience before and after all Official NBA All-Star events.
2. Use Public or Provided for Transportation
Especially if you stay at a hotel close to the arena, there is no reason to take anything other than public transportation. Parking in New York City can be extremely difficult and expensive. Do yourself a favor and stash some cash for taxis/subway or bring your favorite walking shoes. This will help you save money that you could put toward activities.
Additionally, if you opt for an Official NBA All-Star Ticket Package, NBA Events wil provide your transportation to all official events!
3. Get Your Tickets in Advance
The game may seem far away now, but the NBA preseason has already kicked off and underway! The NBA All-Star Game will be here before you know it. If you are thinking about finally getting around to attending the All-Star weekend, there is no time like the present! Check out the floor and find your ideal seats today!
How to Make it Fun:4. Make a Weekend of It
While planning, you should obviously take into account that this year’s game is being held in the Big Apple. Need we say more? Not only is NYC considered a mecca of basketball, but it is the city that never sleeps! If you do the weekend right, you may not have time to either! With all of the surrounding hot spots to check and stores to shop, the possibilities of the millions of ways to entertain yourselves go on and on! Delicious restaurants, Broadway shows and parks are all within walking distance of the game’s venue which means you just might have to turn the event into a mini vacation!
5. Plan a Party
If attending the NBA All-Star game in the nation’s biggest city is not an excuse to throw a party, I am not sure what is! Invite your family, friends or co-workers to enjoy a weekend away in the Big Apple. Check out possible hospitality party options that include delicious in-stadium catering, premium open bars, and NBA legend meet-n-greets. This way, you and your fellow basketball loving friends can sit back comfortably, and tailgate the weekend's events like the NBA!
6. Go Big or Go Home
If you’re going to attend an event as BIG as the 2015 NBA All-Star game, you might as well go all out! Pair together all the events taking place at one price! Plan to attend the Saturday festivities so you and don’t miss out on watching the skills and humor of NBA players in the NBA All-Star Dunk Contest, and seal the deal by attending the NBA All-Star Game!
How to Make it the Ultimate Memory:
With NBA Events Official Ticket Packages, you can attend a meet-and-greet with NBA Legends or get exclusive VIP access onto the court to take pictures! With on-court experiences and unparalleled seats at every baseketball fan's dream game, it will be an experience you will not forget! Not to mention, you can get access to the NBA All-Star tailgate hospitality party! Take a look at NBA Events' package options to find the best fit for you.