Tuesday , Dec , 07 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Houston to host 2006 NBA All-Star Game

=== Houston to host 2006 NBA All-Star Game ===

Houston, TX (Sports Network) – The NBA announced on Tuesday that the 55th
annual All-Star Game will be played in Houston’s Toyota Center during the
2006 season.

It is the second time in the event’s history that the Rockets will play host.
Back in 1989, a record crowd of 44,755 people saw the West post a 143-134
victory over the East at the Astrodome. Utah’s Karl Malone was the MVP of that
game with 28 points.

The game will be played on February 19, 2006 and it is estimated that the
three days of events could bring as much as $70 million to the city’s
businesses and tourism industry.

The Rockets had been considered a front-runner to getting this the event for
more than a year, following the city’s host duties of the baseball All-Star
Game and Super Bowl.