San Diego Clippers new home Frontwave Arena



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Frontwave Arena in San Diego will be home of Clippers G League team Image: LA Clippers

The National Basketball Association (NBA) team Los Angeles Clippers have announced that their G League team will relocate to Oceanside, California (US) and rebrand as the San Diego Clippers, starting play at the brand new Frontwave Arena for the 2024-2025 seasons.

‘NBA’ stated that the Clippers organization returns to the San Diego area, where the NBA team played from 1978-1984. The above announcement was made at a press event held at the Frontwave Arena in California, where the new G League San Diego Clippers logo was unveiled.

The Los Angeles Clippers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles (US). The Clippers compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference.

The 18,000-capacity Intuit Dome is an arena under construction in Inglewood, California, United States. It will soon be the home venue of the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA), who will be moving from the Crypto.com Arena. A groundbreaking ceremony for the new arena was held on September 17th, 2021 and construction is expected to be completed in August 2024.

The Ontario Clippers, formerly known as the Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario, are an American professional basketball team in the NBA G League based in Ontario, California, and are affiliated with the Los Angeles Clippers. The team began play in the 2017-2018 seasons.

The LA Clippers’ NBA G League team began play for the 2017-2018 seasons. The currently-named Ontario Clippers will complete the 2023-2024 G League seasons in Ontario, California, before relocating to Oceanside, California, and rebranding as the G League San Diego Clippers for the 2024-2025 seasons at the Frontwave Arena.

The 11,089-capacity Toyota Arena is a multipurpose arena in Ontario, California, United States. The arena hosts local sporting events and concerts and is suitable for indoor events, including basketball, ice hockey, ice shows, boxing, graduation ceremonies, and concerts. It serves as the residence of the Ontario Clippers.

The Frontwave Arena is a multipurpose 7,600-seat indoor arena under construction in Oceanside, California (US). The arena, projected to open in Summer 2024, will be the new home of the Major Arena Soccer League’s San Diego Sockers. The arena will be the first large multipurpose indoor entertainment venue in North County. It will also serve as the new home of the San Diego Clippers.

The Frontwave Arena will be a gateway to world-class sports and entertainment in North County San Diego. Located in Oceanside, California, the 7,500-capacity arena will showcase the best and brightest names in music of all genres, headline comedy, family shows, and community events. In addition to being the home facility of the 16-time champion San Diego Sockers of the Major Arena Soccer League and the newly announced NBA G League San Diego Clippers, the venue will host a growing roster of sports teams, tournaments and athletic events. The Frontwave Arena sets new standards for premium fan experiences with 16 luxury suites, VIP viewing decks, exclusive lounges, and an open-air patio. An expansive outdoor plaza will host performances, activities and more. The Frontwave Arena is expected to open in the Summer of 2024.

Carlsbad (US)-based the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) is a North American professional indoor soccer league. The MASL features teams playing coast-to-coast in the United States and Mexico. The fans are drawn to the highly skilled and fast-paced action as well as the high scoring games. The MASL is the highest level of arena soccer in North America.

The San Diego Sockers are an American professional indoor soccer franchise playing in the Western Division of the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL), representing the San Diego area since 2009. They presently play in the 16,100-capacity Pechanga Arena in San Diego, California.

New York (US)-based the National Basketball Association (NBA) is a professional basketball league in North America composed of 30 teams. It is one of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada and is considered the premier professional basketball league in the world.

New York (US)-based the NBA G League, or simply the G League, is the official minor league organization of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The league was known as the National Basketball Development League from 2001 to 2005, and the NBA Development League from 2005 until 2017.

The NBA’s official minor league, the NBA G League, prepares players, coaches, officials, training and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development (R&D) laboratory. Featuring 31 teams, 29 with direct affiliations to the NBA franchises for 2023-2024, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Fifty five percent of all players on end-of-season 2022-2023 NBA rosters boasted NBA G League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, the players and staff promote health and wellness, support the local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA Cares programs.

‘NBA’ further stated that the currently named Ontario Clippers will complete the 2023-2024 G League seasons in Ontario, California.

Opined Gillian Zucker, Halo Sports and Entertainment (an umbrella brand which owns the Clippers and their soon-to-be home the Intuit Dome, as well as the G League’s Ontario Clippers and Inglewood’s 17,505-capacityKia Forum) head honcho, “We are proud to reintroduce the San Diego Clippers into this passionate sports market. Our G League team is a critical part of our business and basketball operation, and we are thrilled to be relocating to the new Frontwave Arena next season.”

The LA Clippers and Halo Sports and Entertainment – the new umbrella brand encompassing the Clippers and their G League team, the Kia Forum, and Intuit Dome – will partner with the Frontwave Arena to run the business operations of the G League San Diego Clippers. The LA Clippers President, Basketball Operations, Lawrence Frank will continue to oversee basketball operations for both the teams.

Enthused Josh Elias, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Frontwave Arena, “We are excited to show off our new home the Frontwave Arena and welcome the San Diego Clippers next season. Working with a world-class organization like the Clippers and people like Steve Ballmer (Owner of Clippers) and Gillian Zucker to create a new home to showcase their commitment both on and off the basketball court is a slam dunk.”

Expected to open this Summer, the Frontwave Arena will hold entertainment and sporting events including concerts, comedy shows, community events, and games for the San Diego Sockers professional indoor soccer team. The 7,500 capacity arena, located in Oceanside, California, will also have an outdoor plaza for additional performances, activities and community gatherings.

The LA Clippers and their G League team maintain a close relationship between the players and the staff to maximize growth and resources. Twelve of the 18 players on the LA Clippers’ current roster have spent time in the G League during their career.

Stated Shareef Abdur-Rahim, NBA G League President, “I’m thrilled to welcome fans in San Diego and the Oceanside community to the G League, which has truly never been more impactful to the NBA teams than it is today. Bringing the Clippers G League team to the Frontwave Arena through this unique partnership is exciting not only for the basketball diehards in the area, but also for the players and the coaches who will be able to develop their NBA-caliber skills each day.”

Fans can purchase San Diego Clippers merchandise for a limited time only at sdclippershq.com

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