The competition promises to be tough for candidates to organize the All-Star Game 2025. With Los Angeles, Milwaukee and Atlanta already in the running, San Francisco’s candidacy will also be up for grabs.
The Bay hopes to emphasize the organization of major sporting events for the years to come, between the MLB which could organize its « Winter Meeting » in 2024, and the potential reception of the Superbowl in Santa Clara in 2026. The All- Will Star Game NBA complete the program in 2025?
The news, which has been known since February 2022, has taken on a new dimension since the San Francisco Business Times revealed that it had in its possession documents from the organizers of the Moscone Center and reporting simulations of hotel night reservations. dated February 14, 2025 for a “confidential sporting event” organized by the NBA.
The Chase Center as an asset
A representative for the Warriors and Chase Center told SFBT that the NBA is aware of the city’s interest, but « that no plan has been finalized to date ».
“All-Star Weekend is a global event highly anticipated by our league, our players, our fans and our partners, and it showcases the best of the NBA every season. We would be interested in hosting the All-Star Game for the third time in The Bay, and would love to welcome fans from around the world to Chase Center”said Kimberly Veale, in charge of institutional communication for the Warriors.
If the last All-Star Game in the Bay took place in Oakland in 2000, San Francisco has not hosted the event since 1967.
The city can also boast of benefiting from relatively new structures since the Chase Center was inaugurated in 2019 and the Moscone Center, planned for side events, was renovated in 2018.