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The NBA confirmed San Francisco’s Chase Center as the home of the 2025 All-Star Game. The announcement carried commissioner Adam Silver hinting at a huge change.
The 2024 All-Star Game in Gainbridge Fieldhouse will feature the West versus East format returning after six years. The traditional format was replaced by captains selecting their respective teams. However, introducing a matchup between Team USA and Team World is among the potential plans.
“People are out there talking about concepts, about a Ryder Cup type format, maybe US players playing against global players,” commented Silver in the press conference on Monday, “We’re looking at all different approaches to the All-Star Game. And this is a great market to try new things.”
The Golden State Warriors will resurface as hosts. On the previous occasion, the annual event was held in Oakland in 2000.
“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,” announced Silver, “I want to thank Joe Lacob, Peter Guber, and the entire Warriors organization for their support in bringing NBA All-Star back to the Bay Area.”
“We are delighted to bring the NBA’s marquee event to Chase Center in 2025,” added Warriors majority owner Joe Lacob.
The 74th All-Star Game will be played on February 16, 2025, culminating a three-day event including the NBA Rising Stars.
The next edition in Indianapolis stretches between February 15 and 18.
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