Warriors to host 2025 NBA All-Star Game in San Francisco
NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced Monday that the Golden State Warriors had been selected as the host for the 2025 NBA All-Star Game, which will take place at the Chase Center in San Francisco.
"We are thrilled to host our NBA All-Star festivities in the San Francisco Bay Area, where there is a long and storied history of basketball," said Silver.
The announcement took place at the arena, the Warriors' home since their relocation from Oakland across the bay. Mayor London Breed expressed the city's honor at hosting the 2025 NBA All-Star Game.
"Major sporting events like this bring excitement to our city and generate significant economic activity that creates jobs and support for our small businesses," he said.
This marks the third time that the Warriors have been selected to host an All-Star weekend. The previous occasions were in 1967 at the Cow Palace and in 2000 at the Oakland Arena.
"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," said Joe Lacob, one of the Warriors' owners.
The All-Star events are scheduled from February 14 to 16, 2025. Some events will also take place at the Warriors' former home in Oakland, California, including the All-Star Celebrity Game, All-Star practices, the NBA HBCU Classic and the G League Next Up Game.
On February 15, the NBA HBCU Classic will feature two men's basketball programs from historically Black colleges and universities. The same day, "All-Star Saturday Night" will captivate fans with the skills challenge, three-point, and slam dunk contests.
The weekend will culminate with the 74th edition of the NBA All-Star Game on February 16. Additional events are planned at Moscone Center, the Oakland Arena and the team's Oakland facility.
San Francisco as the epicenter for 2025 NBA All-Star
In a social media post by the NBA's official account, Silver hailed San Francisco as the epicenter of global basketball for the 2025 All-Star festivities. He emphasized the market's appeal and the region's innovative contributions to the game.
Since the last All-Star Game hosted by the Bay Area in 2000, the Warriors have secured four NBA Championships and have been a dominant presence in the league with 22 All-Star Game appearances in the last decade.
Notably, Stephen Curry has been selected nine times, serving as the MVP of the 2022 game when he scored 50 points.
The Warriors have not only been a basketball success but have also contributed significantly to the Bay Area's economic growth and entertainment. The upcoming festivities promise to rejuvenate the excitement, and the state-of-the-art Chase Center is expected to provide an ideal backdrop for these events.
"It's not just about the economy, but the excitement," said Breed.
“ San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and people travel from all over the world to visit…this particular event is long overdue to have in the Bay Area, and San Francisco at the Chase Center is the perfect place to do so.”
The weekend is anticipated to draw a massive crowd, with Mayor Breed expecting 135,000 attendees to participate in the three-day celebration.
This marks the beginning of an eventful 18-month period for the Bay Area, as Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara is set to host the Super Bowl in February 2026, along with at least one game in the FIFA World Cup in the summer.