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Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Urges People Not to Travel to Atlanta for All-Star Weekend

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Urges People Not to Travel to Atlanta for All-Star Weekend

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Urges People Not to Travel to Atlanta for All-Star Weekend

The NBA is hosting All-Star Weekend in Atlanta this year, which makes sense because it’s wide open amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Before the festivities kick off on March 7th, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is making it crystal clear that non-Atlanta residents aren’t welcomed.

“Under normal circumstances, we would be extremely grateful for the opportunity to host the NBA All-Star Game,” Bottoms said, per NBC Atlanta’s Chenue Her. “But this is not a typical year. I have shared my concerns related to public health and safety with the NBA and Atlanta Hawks.”

She continued, “We are in agreement that this is a made-for-TV event only, and people should not travel to Atlanta to party. There will be no NBA-sanctioned events open to the public, and we strongly encourage promoters, clubs, bars, etc. not to host events in the city related to this game.”

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