New Home for Clippers?

Eying Inglewood

Balmer Still Wants Own Arena for the Los Angeles Clippers

Ever since he bought the Los Angeles Clippers in 2014, Steve Ballmer has been vocal about his desire for the team to have its own arena. The Clippers have shared the Staples Center with the Lakers since 1999.

On Thursday during a team event, Ballmer reiterated his stance.

“We’re moving to Inglewood come hell or high water,” he said. of a proposed arena near the site of the stadium being constructed for the Rams and Chargers. “We gotta have a house. So we’re working on a plan to get our own house. We want to get our own house. It turns out the way this works in L.A., which is much beloved to me, that if you start now you might be done in six years.”

The proposed arena would be located across the street from the under-construction NFL stadium that will host the Chargers, set to open in 2020.

The current agreement between the Clippers and the city of Inglewood calsl for a three-year negotiating period, including a six-month extension, with a developer to build an 18,000-20,000 seat basketball arena. It requires the Clippers to pay a non-refundable $1.5 million deposit to cover costs associated with the planning.

The Clippers’ current lease at the Staples Center extends to 2024.


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