LA Clippers G League Team to Relocate and Rebrand as the San Diego Clippers

Exciting news! The LA Clippers have announced that their G League team will relocate to Oceanside and rebrand as the San Diego Clippers, starting play at the brand new Frontwave Arena for the 2024–25 season.

The Clippers organization returns to the San Diego area, where the NBA team played from 1978 to 1984. The announcement was made at a press event at Frontwave Arena, where the new G League San Diego Clippers logo was unveiled.

San Diego Clippers

A New Chapter for the San Diego Clippers in Oceanside

The currently named Ontario Clippers will complete the 2023–24 G League season in Ontario, Calif.

“We are proud to re-introduce the San Diego Clippers into this passionate sports market,” said Halo Sports and Entertainment CEO Gillian Zucker.

“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.”

Halo Sports and Entertainment Chief Executive Officer Gillian Zucker, Co-Founder and CEO of Frontwave Arena Josh Elias, NBA G League President Shareef Abdur-Rahim, and Oceanside Mayor Esther Sanchez unveiled the new G League San Diego Clippers logo at the team’s future home, Frontwave Arena in Oceanside, Calif.

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 Frontwave Arena to run the business operations of the G League San Diego Clippers.

LA Clippers President, Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank will continue to oversee basketball operations for both teams.

Frontwave Arena: The Future Home of Sporting Excellence

“We are excited to show off our new home Frontwave Arena and welcome the San Diego Clippers next season,” said Co-Founder and CEO of Frontwave Arena Josh Elias.

“Working with a world-class organization like the Clippers and people like Steve Ballmer 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, 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, CA, will also have an outdoor plaza for additional performances, activities, and community gatherings.

LA Clippers now as San Diego Clippers

Strengthening the Clippers’ Community and Player Development

The LA Clippers and their G League team maintain a close relationship between players and 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.

“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 NBA teams than it is today,” said NBA G League President Shareef Abdur-Rahim. 

“Bringing the Clippers G League team to Frontwave Arena through this unique partnership is exciting not only for the basketball diehards in the area, but for the players and coaches who will be able to develop their NBA-caliber skills each day.”

See you there!

Fans can purchase San Diego Clippers merchandise for a limited time only here.

See you there, San Diego!

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