The NBA All-Star Game is headed to the Bay Area.
The Golden State Warriors will host the 2025 All-Star weekend at the Chase Center in downtown San Francisco, the league announced Monday. It will mark the first time the arena, which opened in 2019 with the Warriors' move from Oakland, has hosted the event and the first time the Warriors have hosted the All-Star Game since 2000.
It's official - the Golden State Warriors and the San Francisco Bay Area will host NBA All-Star 2025! pic.twitter.com/KNlLam993f
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) November 6, 2023
“It has been 25 years since the NBA All-Star Game was played in the San Francisco Bay Area, and we are delighted to bring the NBA’s marquee event to Chase Center in 2025,” Warriors owner Joe Lacob said in a statement. “In addition to the significant economic impact and tourism business that NBA All-Star will drive, we look forward to hosting various events in San Francisco and Oakland to bring together basketball fans from all over the world.”
All-Star weekend in the Bay Area is set to start Feb. 14, 2025, and conclude with the All-Star Game that Sunday. Several events will also take place at the Oakland Arena — formerly known as Oracle Arena, which is where the Warriors played before moving to the Chase Center.
This season’s All-Star Game will be held at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The 2024 All-Star weekend will tip off Feb. 16. The league announced last month that it will return the game to a traditional format this season, with the Eastern Conference taking on the Western Conference. The NBA has used an All-Star Draft the past six seasons and has played an untimed fourth quarter that ended once a team hit the “final target score,” which is otherwise known as an Elam Ending. Both of those tweaks are now gone.
The changes, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said, were made in part as an effort to make the game more competitive again. It’s unlikely the adjustments will accomplish that, however, as that was the same goal the NBA had when it enacted those changes in the first place in 2018.