INDIANAPOLIS — Travelers can find basketball themed decorations all over the Indianapolis International Airport as the city gets ready to host the 2024 NBA All-Star Game.
Thousands of basketball fans are expected to travel to Indianapolis for the All-Star Weekend, and the airport is ready to welcome them with all things NBA.
In the main lobby of the airport is now a life-size NBA court with custom basketballs painted by local artists. Officials say the court is just for decoration; guests will not be able to play basketball on the court.
Along with signage, there will be live music, custom artwork, pop-up shops and more.
Airport officials say the court took 20 hours to install, with crews working from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
"It wasn't just our love for the game that landed the All-Star here; it was our collaborative community mindset and long resume of hosting hundreds of national and international sporting events, among so many other significant conventions and events," the airport said in a statement.