Wednesday , Oct , 29 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

All-Star Weekend 2010 to Be Held in Cowboys’ Stadium


The Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Cowboys have teamed up to bring the 2010 NBA All-Star Weekend to the metroplex.

An announcement is planned Thursday before the Mavericks’ season opener against Houston to unveil the Cowboys’ new stadium in Arlington as the site for the All-Star Game, multiple sources said Wednesday. The ancillary events, such as the dunk contest, 3-point shootout and other activities, will be at American Airlines Center, with other venues, perhaps including the Dallas Convention Center, also being used.

The Mavericks have been working with the Cowboys and the NBA for several months in an attempt to land the 2010 game. Owner Mark Cuban confirmed to The Dallas Morning News in May that the Cowboys and Mavericks were working on putting together a bid for the game.

Dallas News