Warriors close to deal to host 2025 NBA All-Star Weekend

This season’s All-Star festivities will take place in Indianapolis.

Another major sporting event appears to be heading to the Bay Area.

The Warriors are set to host the NBA All-Star Game for the first time in 25 years. According to league sources, a deal to have Golden State host the 2025 NBA All-Star Weekend in San Francisco is nearing completion, as first reported Thursday by The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

Before the league announces the event, details must be finalized.

The Bay Area has not hosted the All-Star Game since 2000, when it was held at Oakland Arena, which was later renamed Oracle Arena. The 2018 All-Star Game will be held in Indianapolis on February 17 and 18.

The Warriors, along with Phoenix, Los Angeles, and Milwaukee, put their hat in the ring this summer to host next season’s All-Star festivities. After months of debate, the Warriors have emerged as the frontrunners to host the NBA’s midseason showcase.

If granted, the 2025 NBA All-Star Weekend will kick off a cycle of several major sporting events in the Bay Area. The San Francisco 49ers were awarded Super Bowl 60 in 2026 at Levi’s Stadium earlier this year. Four months later, the Santa Clara venue will host World Cup soccer matches.

It would be the third time the Bay Area has hosted the NBA All-Star Game since it was held at the Cow Palace in 1967, when San Francisco Warriors star Rick Barry won MVP with a 38-point performance.

The last time a major professional sports all-star game was held in the Bay Area was in 2007, when the Giants hosted the MLB All-Star Game at AT&T Park. Candlestick Park hosted the Mid-Summer Classic in 1984.

Not surprisingly, the Oakland A’s have the longest active All-Star Game drought in baseball, now at 36 years. Baseball’s All-Star Game was only held at the Coliseum once, in 1987.

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