As crews finish setting up for the 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend, an exhibit hall at the Enercare Centre is shaping up to be the next best place to be for those who don’t have tickets to the All-Star Game.
The NBA Centre Court, located at 100 Princes’ Blvd., will feature 40 basketball courts, shooting contests, cheerleaders and coaching clinics, transforming the Enercare Centre’s 400,000 square feet of convention space into a baller’s paradise.
“This is the ultimate fan experience,” said NBA vice-president of events Patrick Sullivan. “It’s all about playing basketball. All of the entertainment you normally see is going to be right here at Centre Court.”
Officials say the 80 hoops will be donated to local schools after the All-Star Weekend.
More than 100 basketball players and legends of the game will also be at Centre Court throughout the weekend.
Doors to the NBA Centre Court open on Friday.
Tickets to NBA Centre Court and other All-Star Weekend events are available on the league’s website.
With a report from CTV Toronto’s John Musselman