Clippers Set To Host 2026 All-Star Weekend at New Intuit Dome

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The Clippers will get a brand new stadium and will be christening it with the 2026 All-Star weekend, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced Tuesday.

Intuit Dome in Inglewood, California will follow on from the 2024 and 2025 All-Star Games in Indianapolis and San Francisco – hosted by the Pacers and Warriors.

The Clippers are planning to move into the estimated $2 billion dollar stadium by June and open in August.

“We are appreciative,” Clippers owner Steve Ballmer said. “The league gave us a year to get our act together so that we can be not just perfect but perfect when the All-Star Game comes here. Just think, if you want to have the pinnacle of basketball, you have to have the very best players in the world playing here.”

The Intuit Dome is set to host NBA games in time for the 2024-25 season and Silver spent an hour touring the venue as it is being built before Tuesday’s press conference.

“I’ve seen pretty much every major arena in the world at this point, 32 years in the NBA,” Silver said. “And this is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. It starts with the fact that Steve Ballmer chose to build a basketball-centric arena … He wanted to build this arena to make basketball the centerpiece. On top of that, of course, he ran Microsoft. He’s one of the world’s great technologists, and he brought all that learning [to this arena]. He also is someone who, at this point in his life, had the time to personally imprint his vision on this building.”

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Silver also confirmed that Intuit Dome will be the venue for the 2028 Summer Olympics in LA.

The 2026 event will be the 75th edition of All-Star Weekend and will mark the seventh time the NBA All-Star Game has been held in the Los Angeles metro area.

Following on from All-Star’s in 1963, 1972, 1983, 2004, 2011 and 2018.

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