San Diego Clippers Reborn: Bringing Basketball Back to Ballmer’s Hometown

G League Ontario Clippers Relocating to Oceanside as San Diego’s Newest Team

The San Diego Clippers are set to return to their former home in the county, as the G League Ontario Clippers will be rebranded and relocated to Oceanside, California. The team will play at the Frontwave Arena, which boasts 7,500 seats and is a state-of-the-art facility with luxury suites, VIP viewing decks, and exclusive lounges.

The current Ontario Clippers will finish out the 2023-24 season at Toyota Arena before making their move to San Diego. Merchandise for the San Diego Clippers will be available for purchase starting today at The team will fall under the umbrella of Halo Sports & Entertainment, a brand established by owner Steve Ballmer that also includes the L.A. Clippers, the Intuit Dome, and the Kia Forum. Halo’s CEO Gillian Zucker will oversee business operations while Clippers president Lawrence Frank will handle basketball operations.

San Diego has had a complex history with professional basketball teams such as the San Diego Rockets, Conquistadors and previously the NBA’s Clippers from 1978-84 before they were moved to Los Angeles by then-owner Donald Sterling. Forty years later, Ballmer has decided to bring back a version of the team to his hometown with Frontwave Arena opening its doors in Oceanside.

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