December 07, 2004
Trifecta time

Houston has hosted the Super Bowl and the MLB All-Star Game, and in 2006, we're going to get the NBA All-Star Game.

The Rockets scheduled an 11 a.m. news conference for the announcement, but the Rockets had been considered certain to land the event for more than a year, following the city's host duties of the baseball All-Star Game and Super Bowl.

When attending the Toyota Center basketball opening last season, Stern said he had been "beaten down" by the Rockets' lobbying effort.

Congrats to the Rockets for a job well done. And though the event is more than a year away, we can get started on our favorite sideline aspect:

[Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau president Jordy] Tollett estimated the three days of events would bring $60 million to $70 million to the city's businesses and tourism industry.

Sigh. Go read this while I find a nice wall to bang my head against.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on December 07, 2004 to Elsewhere in Houston | TrackBack