What to Bring to the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend

By Rory Harris

January 23, 2015

The 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend will be here in the blink of an eye! You are going to want to prepare yourselves for NBA celebrities, contests and basketball galore!

It can be difficult to know exactly how to prepare for such a big event, so we are going to help you out. Here is a list of items to pack to make your NBA All-Star Weekend the best ever!

What to Pack

Ticket and Hospitality Badge

You will not want to forget the one item which will give you access to game itself! And if you purchased an Official Ticket Package, you certainly don’t want to forget your ticket into your VIP hospitality venue.


This should go without saying but bringing your ID everywhere is not just a good rule of thumb. If you are interested in purchasing any alcohol over the weekend or enjoy the complimentary beverages in hospitality, especially at the Madison Square Garden Arena itself, you are going to want to have your ID ready. If you do not have a valid driver’s license readily available, you can use a passport or a military ID. 


This is crucial, people. With all of the celebrities, entertainment and excitement of the NBA All-Star Game, you will regret not having a phone or camera to capture the all of the moments you are not going to want to forget. Also, how will you be able to make all your friends at home jealous if you don’t have a phone to post all your envy-inducing pics to social media?

However, you need to be careful what kind of camera you bring, if you choose to do so. The Madison Square Garden Arena prohibits the use of video cameras, monopods, tripods, audio recording devises or cameras with large professional telephoto or zoom lenses.

Your Appetite

The arena is full of great spots to grab a few snacks, including the NBA-Events exclusive hospitality area, throughout all of the weekend festivities!

If you have access to one of NBA-Events’ Official in-arena Hospitality Venues, you will have access to a delicious, gourmet buffet to satiate you before you sit down for the Sunday game.

Memorabilia to Have Signed

As one of the most star-studded sporting events of the year, you must have something ready at a moment’s notice for any autographs at the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend!

If you are an NBA-Events VIP, you will get to attend NBA legend meet-and-greets, and you will want to have your memorabilia ready for any and all NBA star sightings!


The Chase Store, located within the MSG, is open on Friday and Saturday of the NBA All-Star Weekend from 10 to 7 a.m., as well as on Sunday from 12 to 6 p.m. If you want to grab a t-shirt or a souvenir to remember the event by, you will want to have some cash on hand!

There are ATMs located throughout the venue. There is an ATM inside the box office lobby next to the second window, as well as several in the arena itself on the sixth, seventh and ninth level. There are two ATMs on the Third Floor Club Terrace by the escalators, as well.

A Winter Coat

Considering it is a New York City weekend in Feb., our guess is it is going to be a cold one. If you plan on spending time outside in the city, be sure to bundle up!

A Bag

You are going to most likely need something to place all of the above listed items in. However, according to the Madison Square Garden Arena rules, you must bring a bag that can fit comfortably underneath your seat. There is no area to check bags so make sure your bag is of appropriate size.  

Your Voice!

With all of the cheering that will definitely take place, you are going to want to come with your voice. No promises that you will leave with it, though!

What NOT to Bring

The following items are prohibited at the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend:


- Outside Alcoholic Beverages

-Weapons of any kind

-Pets (unless it is a service animal)

-Outside food and beverages, including water

-Laser pointers



Up Your Experience at the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend!

The 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend is one of the biggest professional sporting events of the year. If you want an all-inclusive experience, NBA-Events offers exclusive Official Ticket Packages to make your trip to the NBA All-Star Game the best possible!

With NBA-Events VIP experiences, you can attend meet-and-greets with NBA legends, have post-game on-court access, as well as access to a delicious, gourmet buffet and premium open bar.


Check Out How You Can Become a VIP!