It looks like Clippers owner Steve Ballmer, formerly of Microsoft, will foot the bill for the stadium. His dreams are finally coming to fruition. The Clippers aren't expected to break ground on a new arena anytime soon.
The Los Angeles Clippers are looking at moving out of Staples Center and building their own stadium in Inglewood. And covering them with their own pictures only invited more jokes and taunting. "To add a basketball arena in there would stop everything right now". No longer will they be the "little brother" of the Lakers, and they will have a chance to create a legacy separate from them.
Vincent Bonsignore of the Los Angeles Daily News reports on Wednesday that the Clippers are nearing an exclusive negotiating agreement with the city of Inglewood to build a new arena. The property is located on about 22 acres of land between Prairie and Yukon Avenue and bordered on the north by Century Boulevard.
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The Clippers have seven more years on their lease at Staples Center, through 2024 (Staples opened in 1999). Since he took over as owner, Ballmer has tried to burnish the image of the Clippers. Will it affect the free agency decisions of the players this summer?
Ballmer's move comes with some risk.
Assuming the votes for the ENA go positively, the Clippers will announce the news on Thursday.