It was announced last week that the United Center in Chicago will play host to the NBA All-Star Game in 2020. But that does not mean that all of the All-Star events in 2020 will be limited to the Madhouse on Madison.
Wintrust Arena, located on Chicago’s South Loop, will be the home arena for the Chicago Sky starting with next season’s WNBA season. DePaul’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will also play at the venue.
The NBA’s All-Star Celebrity Game and Rising Stars Challenge, held the Friday prior to the game itself, will take place at Wintrust Arena. In addition, NBA All-Star practices will also be held at Wintrust Arena.
With the Sky now in a five-year lease with Wintrust Arena, and WNBA president Lisa Borders showing a willingness to host its All-Star Game in places that have not previously hosted, a WNBA All-Star Game at Wintrust Arena would not be a surprise.