Clippers' new Intuit Dome to host 2026 NBA All-Star Game

The Clippers will move into the Intuit Dome beginning with the 2024-25 season after sharing an arena with the Lakers since 1999.

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The NBA All-Star Game is coming back to Southern California.

The game featuring the NBA's best will be at the Intuit Dome, the future home of the Los Angeles Clippers in Inglewood. The All-Star Game will be the seventh in the Los Angeles area.

Clippers owner Steve Ballmer, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, and Inglewood Mayor Butts were at the Inglewood venue, which is still under construction, Tuesday for announcement.

"People in L.A. are familiar with our All-Star festivities,'' Silver said. "These games are distributed in more than 200 countries. It's not just the All-Star Game itself. There are events throughout the week.''

The Clippers will move into the Intuit Dome beginning with the 2024-25 season after sharing an arena with the Lakers since 1999. The arena is expected to open in August.

Ballmer touted plans for the arena, highlighting its roughly 1,500 restrooms and a steep section of 51 rows of seats known as "The Wall" reserved for Clippers fans. The sounds of construction -- clanging and sawing -- continued around him as he spoke in a hardhat at the announcement event on the arena floor.

“I was giddy when I heard it was possible and even giddier when the NBA said we were getting it,” said Ballmer.

The All-Star weekend begins Feb. 13, 2026, with the Rising Stars game for top rookies and second-year players at Intuit Dome. The All-Star Saturday Night on Feb. 14 includes the skills, 3-point and slam dunk contests. The All-Star Game will be Feb. 15.

Other events will be at the Ballmer-owned Kia Forum and the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Silver said the Lakers opted not to be part of the festivities because of other events already booked into Arena in downtown Los Angeles.

Indianapolis will host next month and San Francisco is the site in 2025 at Chase Center, the Golden State Warriors’ arena that opened in 2019.

The All-Star Game was previously in Los Angeles in 1963, 1972, 1983, 2004, 2011 and 2018. LA has played host to the game and the weekend of events that come with it more than any other city.

This year's game will be in Indianapolis before San Francisco hosts in 2025.

Inglewood also will be the site of the 2027 Super Bowl, having previously hosted the game in 2022 at SoFi Stadium, about a mile from the Intuit Dome. The city also is expected to host events for the 2028 Summer Olympics and -- possibly -- the 2026 World Cup.

Is there another city in the U.S. that has this many brand-new arenas so close together? Conan Nolan reports on construction and Jerry West's appearance at the Intuit Dome Feb. 9, 2022.
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