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Indianapolis International Airport decorates in preparation for the 2024 NBA All-Star Weekend

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Posted at 9:42 PM, Jan 13, 2024
and last updated 2024-01-19 09:47:18-05

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.

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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.

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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.