Hosting the 2016 NBA All Star Jam Session is Direct Energy Centre, a large public assembly venue in Toronto.
“We are very pleased to host the NBA All Star Jam Session 2016. This is the NBA’s event for fans who want NBA entertainment, favorite players, mascots, dance teams and celebrities,” explained Councilor Mark Grimes, chair of the board of governors, Direct Energy Centre.
At Jam Session, fans gain up-close access to NBA and WNBA players and legends. This four-day experience includes nonstop NBA All-Star entertainment for kids and families who will see the Centre transformed into a large interactive basketball theme park.
On Feb. 14, 2016, the NBA All-Star Game will be held outside of the U.S. for the first time in the 65-year history of the event. Squads representing the Eastern and Western Conferences will tip off at the Air Canada Centre, home of the Toronto Raptors.
“We are thrilled that Toronto is hosting our first NBA All-Star Game outside the United States,” said Adam Silver, deputy commissioner, NBA. “As the site of the first game ever in the NBA, Toronto is an ideal location for this global basketball celebration.”