The NBA announced on Wednesday that San Francisco will host the 2025 NBA All-Star Game at the Chase Center, home of the Golden State Warriors. This will mark the first time the annual exhibition event will come to the Bay Area since 2000, when Oakland hosted it at the Oracle Arena.
“We are thrilled to bring the NBA All-Star Game back to San Francisco,” said Warriors President and Chief Operating Officer Rick Welts. “We are confident Chase Center and the entire Bay Area will put on an incredible showing for the most talented basketball players in the world, along with their passionate fans from around the globe.”
The news comes just over two years after Chase Center opened its doors in the Mission Bay neighborhood. The state-of-the-art facility has quickly established itself as one of the premier sports and entertainment venues in the world.
In addition to hosting Warriors home games during the NBA season, Chase Center has featured concerts from top-level performers across genres, including Elton John, The Eagles, and Harry Styles. The venue will welcome additional high-profile acts in the coming months, such as Kendrick Lamar, Bad Bunny, and Andrea Bocelli.
Chase Center has also hosted college basketball events like the 2020 Pac-12 Tournament. It is set to hold the first and second rounds of the 2024 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.
San Francisco beat out other finalist cities to earn hosting duties for the 2025 All-Star Game, the NBA’s annual showcase event featuring the league’s biggest superstars. All-Star Weekend also includes the Slam Dunk Contest, Three-Point Contest, and other competitions.
The NBA rotates the All-Star Game’s host city each year. Cleveland will host the 2024 edition to coincide with the league’s 75th anniversary season. Next year, Salt Lake City will become the smallest market to ever host an All-Star Game.