NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers Set Sights on Stadium in Inglewood

NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers Set Sights on Stadium in Inglewood

The NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers wants to move from Downtown L.A.’s Staples Center, where the club currently shares a home with the Los Angeles Lakers.

The NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers wants to move from Downtown L.A.’s Staples Center, where the club currently shares a home with the Los Angeles Lakers. Owner Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft, aims to invest an estimated $100M in an effort to move to Inglewood. The Clippers told Inglewood city manager Artie Fields that up to $75M would go toward low-interest loans for affordable housing in the city and that their “community benefit plan” would be the largest connected to a stadium in the state. Ballmer said the 18,500-seat stadium will cost around $1B and include spaces for community use. Many associate the Staples Center with the Lakers given their historical success. Since the arena’s opening in 1999, it’s hosted seven NBA Finals—all featuring the Lakers. The Clippers’ lease with the Staples Center ends in 2024. nba.com


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