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NBA All-Star 2009 FAQ

Tickets to All-Star Events On Sale Now

Fans will have the opportunity to experience the fun and excitement of NBA All-Star in Phoenix in a variety of affordable ways when tickets to NBA All-Star 2009 events go on sale Friday, Dec. 19, at 10 a.m. MT (12 p.m. ET). Ticket deals will be available for NBA All-Star Jam Session presented by adidas, T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam, McDonald’s NBA All-Star Celebrity Game and NBA All-Star Practice presented by Toyota. For the first hour of ticket sales on Dec. 19, prices for NBA All-Star Jam Session will be rolled back to 1995 prices – the year that Jam Session last took place in Phoenix. Tickets will be $7 for adults and $5 for children. For the first time ever, $10 tickets will be available for the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam

All NBA All-Star event tickets are available at, Ticketmaster Outlets, US Airways Center or by calling 800-4-NBA-TIX.

All-Star Weekend: Frequently Asked Questions

When and where is the All-Star Game?
The 2009 All-Star Game will take place on Sunday, February 15 at US Airways Center, home of the Phoenix Suns and 2007 WNBA Champions, Phoenix Mercury

What is All-Star Saturday Night and are where will it take place?
NBA All-Star Saturday Night will take place on February 14 at US Airways Center, and includes the Haier Shooting Stars, a competition featuring NBA and WNBA players and NBA legends, Playstation Skills Challenge, a contest of top guards working against the clock to complete a series of passes, free throws, lay-ups and agility drills, and the Foot Locker Three-Point Shootout, where six of the best long-range shooters compete against each other and the clock in a test of accuracy. The evening’s grand finale, the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest, will showcase some of the NBA’s best athletes as they take to the air mystifying fans with their gravity-defying creativity.

How do I get tickets for the All-Star game and All-Star Saturday events?
Tickets to the All-Star Game and All-Star Saturday Night events are managed by the NBA for use by NBA for their guests including players, teams, corporate partners and the media from around the world. A very limited number of tickets will be available to Suns season ticket holders by drawing. Information is contained in season ticket renewal packets. There is no public sale.

Where will All-Star Saturday Night and the NBA All-Star game be televised?
Both events will be televised on TNT in the United States and will reach a worldwide television audience in more than 200 countries.

When is the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge and how can I get tickets?
The league’s top rookies and second-year players square off in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge. This event will be held on Friday, February 13th at US Airways Center. A limited number of tickets for the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge will go on public sale on December 19, 2008.

NBA All-Star Jam Session

What is NBA All-Star Jam Session presented by adidas and where can I get tickets?
NBA All-Star Jam Session provides fans the once in a lifetime experience of participating in the NBA All-Star excitement, where the chance to meet & collect FREE autographs from NBA Players & Legends is just the beginning.

Jam Session is non-stop basketball action, as fans can shoot, slam, dribble and drive all day, compete against their friends in skills challenges, or get basketball tips from NBA Players and Legends. Young fans can hang out at Kids Zone - with hoops and interactive activities that are the perfect size for kids' slam dunks, three-pointers and jump shots.

For fans who want NBA Entertainment, Jam Session features the NBA's favorite players, celebrities, mascots and dance teams as they hit Center Court in a variety of basketball competitions, including the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game and the NBA All-Star Practice.

NBA All-Star Jam Session is the Only Place to Experience All of NBA All-Star…BE THERE!

Jam Session will be held Thursday, February 12 through Monday, February 16 at the Phoenix Convention Center. Tickets will go on public sale on December 19 at 10am MST at, 800-4NBA-TIX, Ticketmaster Outlets and US Airways Center Box Office..

Ticketed public events for 2009 NBA All-Star Weekend to go on sale Dec. 19, 2008

  • NBA All-Star Jam Session presented by adidas – February 12-16 at the Phoenix Convention Center
  • T-Mobile Rookie Challenge – Friday, February 13 at US Airways Center
  • McDonald’s NBA All-Star Celebrity Game – Friday, February 13 at Jam Session the Phoenix Convention Center
  • NBA All-Star Practice presented by Toyota – Saturday, February 14 at Jam Session in the Phoenix Convention Center

Tickets available at, 800-4NBA-TIX, Ticketmaster Outlets or US Airways Center's Box Office.

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