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Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
According to Marc Stein of ESPN.com, the 2010 NBA All-Star Game will be played in the Cowboys' new stadium in Arlington, Texas. This will be a joint venture between Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.
The Cowboys will begin playing in the yet-to-be-named stadium in 2009 and the All-Star Weekend will be a nice warm-up act for the 2011 Super Bowl, which has been awarded to North Texas. We've been hearing rumblings about the All-Star Game coming to town since Cuban told the Dallas Morning News in May that the Mavs and Cowboys were putting a bid together.
And when two billionaires get together, they usually get their way. As Eddie Sefko puts it in the Dallas Morning News, "All-Star Weekend has evolved through the years into a 72-hour festival of the NBA's culture."
And I'm looking forward to participating in this cultural festival -- unless someone wants to rent my beautiful home 15 minutes from the American Airlines Center and 25 minutes from Jones' new stadium for a vast sum of money.
As we speak, Sefko and local NBA guru David Moore are putting together an exciting itinerary for the international media. Moore will lead a tour of the Tarrant County Wine Country and Sefko will introduce guests to a classy place called The Loon -- otherwise known as the best place to bump into Mike Modano.
For those of you who attended the infamous All-Star Weekend in Las Vegas, the scene in Arlington might take on a slightly different feel. It will be a little too cold for Six Flags to open and the Rangers will still be in hibernation. But seriously, there's a wonderful On the Border two blocks away from the stadium.
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