Clippers unveil plans, renderings of new arena

Ross Houston
July 28, 2019

The video features both of the franchise's new stars: Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.

"My goal is simple". "What that means to me is an unparalleled environment for players, for fans, for sponsors and for the community of Inglewood".

The cross-promotional impact of having their team play across the street from the $2.6B National Football League stadium and $5B entertainment district that the Rams and Chargers will anchor beginning in 2020 is potentially transformational for the Clippers and a generation of new fans who could align with a new NBA champion in the second-largest media market in the United States. The goal is to have the arena ready for 2024 to coincide with the end of their lease at the Staples Center that they share with the Lakers and NHL's Los Angeles Kings.

The team now shares the Staples Center with the Lakers and the NHL's Kings.

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Looks pretty awesome, and we'd love to see it happen. The proposed project located on West Century Boulevard between South Prairie Avenue and South Yukon Avenue also will include the team's business and basketball offices, training facility, community and retail spaces.

The arena, which is being designed by AECOM, would have a three-dimensional oval shape with an exterior of diamond-shaped metal panels meant to resemble a basketball net. Inside the arena, choices will be made to encourage what ESPN describes as a "deafening home-court advantage", including creating a floor-to-ceiling column of stands behind the basket, with no luxury boxes or premium seating, inspired by the student seating sections at certain college arenas.

Steve Ballmer has no plans to fill the void that the SuperSonics left behind in his home city. Most owners would vote against any franchise relocation based on those financial projections alone.

Ballmer, who bought the Clippers in 2014, told the Los Angeles Times he is "not backing down" in the face of MSG's litigation. Let us know on Twitter and keep checking back here for all your LA Clippers' updates.

One of the biggest reasons that Los Angeles Lakers fans have lamented Kawhi Leonard's decision to join the neighboring L.A. Clippers comes from a strong sense of what could have been, with Leonard joining LeBron James and Anthony Davis. "Let's get that out of the way".

The Clippers managed to sign Kawhi Leonard - who is viewed by many to be the best player in the National Basketball Association - in free agency.

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