2026 NBA All-Star Weekend at Clippers’ New Intuit Dome Arena

‣ The Los Angeles Clippers are expected to host the NBA All-Star Weekend in February 2026 at their future home, Intuit Dome, in Inglewood, California.
‣ NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and Clippers owner Steve Ballmer are set to hold a news conference to announce the plans for the All-Star Weekend.
‣ The Intuit Dome, which is under construction, will feature a practice facility, retail space, sports medicine clinic, and a large outdoor plaza with multiple basketball courts. It is expected to open sometime this year.

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Hey there! Did you hear? The Los Angeles Clippers are all set to host the NBA All-Star Weekend. It’s happening in February 2026. The venue? The Intuit Dome in Inglewood, California. The details are still being ironed out, but it’s gonna be the Clippers’ new home.

There’s a news conference coming up on Tuesday. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and Clippers owner Steve Ballmer will be there. They’re going to spill the beans about the All-Star Weekend plans at the arena, which is still under construction.

Some NBA betting sites are giving the Clippers the fourth-best odds for this season’s championship. Guess who’s got better odds? The Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets, and Milwaukee Bucks.

Here’s a tweet from Shams Charania: “The NBA is finalizing plans for the LA Clippers to host 2026 All-Star Weekend at Steve Ballmer’s new Intuit Dome…”

Intuit Dome is expected to open sometime this year. It’s not just an arena. It’s got a practice facility, retail space, sports medicine clinic, and a large outdoor plaza with multiple basketball courts.

The Kia Forum, also owned by Ballmer, is going to be part of the All-Star Weekend festivities. It’s been a while since it hosted the 1983 NBA All-Star Game. Fun fact: Los Angeles hosted its first All-Star Game in 1963. Inglewood got its first All-Star Game in 1972.

The last time the All-Star Game and All-Star Weekend were in Los Angeles was in 2018. The venue was the then-Staples Center, now known as Crypto.com Arena.

The 2023-24 season is the Clippers’ 54th NBA season. It’s their 46th in Southern California and 40th in Los Angeles. It’s also their final season at the Crypto.com Arena.

If all goes well, the Clippers will move into the Intuit Dome for the 2024-25 season. Ballmer and AECOM designed the arena. It’s got 51 uninterrupted rows of seats. There’s also a huge “Halo Board,” nearly a full acre in size. And get this: the 18,000-seat arena has 120 restrooms.

Arash Markazi tweeted: “Not only will the 2026 NBA All-Star Game be at the Intuit Dome but The Forum, also owned by Steve Ballmer, will be in the mix as well…”

The 2023 NBA All-Star Game is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 18 at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. After that, it’s going to be at the new Chase Center in San Francisco in 2025. Then, it’s coming to the new Intuit Dome in Los Angeles in 2026.

The NBA announced that this season’s All-Star voting will run through Saturday, Jan. 20. Fans account for 50% of the vote. Current players and media represent 25% each.

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James and two-time MVP and Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo are leading their respective conferences. There’s going to be another voting update next Thursday. The starters will be officially revealed on Thursday, Jan. 25 on TNT’s NBA Tip-Off.

James Shotwell
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