The Orlando Magic and the city of Orlando are joining together in a bid to host the 2027 NBA All-Star Weekend. Orlando has previously hosted NBA All-Star Games in 1992 and 2012.
The 1992 NBA All-Star Game was held in the old Orlando Arena. That game saw Magic Johnson, who had retired before the 1991-92 season come out of retirement to play. Johnson went on to win MVP of the game.
The 2012 event was held in the Amway Center. Kevin Durant was named MVP of the game.
The Magic are expected to ask the city of Orlando and Orange County, Florida to approve over $250 million for upgrades to the 13-year-old Amway Center. The believe is that hosting All-Star Weekend will bring back far more in revenue to the Orlando area than it would cost to upgrade the Amway Center.