The citizens of Arlington, Texas prepare for the tens of thousands of fans to embark upon their fair city for the 2010 NBA All Star weekend February 11-14, 2010
The cities of Arlington, Fort Worth and Dallas, will greatly benefit from the boost of revenue over the weekend from tourists eating, shopping and attending All Star events. It is estimated that the All Star weekend will bring millions to the DFW area, based on previous years the estimate is in the area of $90 million.
Arlington has never hosted such a large event and it will definitely be a preview for when Arlington hosts the Super Bowl. It is projected up to 300,000 people will come to the area to partake in parties, shopping, eating and All Star events.
The Cowboys Stadium is the home of the 2010 All Star Game; it is the largest venue in NFL and with a capacity of 100,000, hopefully the largest NBA All Star Game audience ever. It is reported that there are currently 85,000 tickets sold, which is already more than any basketball game in history. Owner Jerry Jones has repeated his desire to hit the 100,000 number and break the current highest attendance record of 78,129, for a Michigan State-Kentucky regular season game at Detroit's Ford Field in December 2003
Most residents are more concerned with the congestion of people, increase in traffic and safety concerns.
Schedule of Events;
Thursday 2/11- Saturday 2/13 All Star Jam Session- Dallas Convention Center
Friday 2/12 8:00 pm T-Mobile Rookie Challenge and Youth Jam- American Airlines Center
Friday 2/12 5:30 pm All Star Celebrity Game- Dallas Convention Center
Saturday 2/13 10:30 am All Star Practice- Dallas Convention Center
Saturday 2/13 7:00 pm All Star Saturday Night- American Airlines Center
Sunday 2/14/2010 7:00 pm NBA All Star Game- Cowboys Stadium
For more information and tickets visit www.nba.com/allstar2010