San Diego Clippers: LA’s G League team to rebrand, move to Oceanside

San Diego Clippers: LA’s G League team to rebrand, move to Oceanside

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (FOX 5/KUSI) — A familiar team name is coming back to San Diego.

The Ontario Clippers — the G League, or minor league, team of the LA Clippers — will rebrand as the San Diego Clippers and relocate to Oceanside to play at the new Frontwave Arena, it was announced Monday.

The move marks a return for the Clippers organization to San Diego. The NBA team previously known as the San Diego Clippers played in America’s Finest City from 1978 to 1984, hosting games at Pechanga Arena, known then as Sports Arena.

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“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.”

Frontwave Arena is slated to open in September. The 7,500-capacity venue will also be home to the Major Arena Soccer League’s San Diego Sockers.

The Ontario Clippers will complete this season in their current city.

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