Clippers nearing agreement with city of Inglewood for new arena

The Clippers had discussed joining the Rams and Chargers in the sports and entertainment district that Stan Kroenke is building in Inglewood.

The ENA is subject to approval by the Inglewood City Council, which could happen as early as Thursday morning when the matter is expected to be voted on.

The Clippers, according to sources, will use the land to build a privately financed new arena.

The Clippers are reportedly "closing in on" an agreement to build a new home arena in Inglewood, in the southwest of L.A. County.


According to LA Times' Brad Turner, the Clippers' passionate owner will be financing the stadium completely with his own coins.

Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer has voiced his opinion about the team needing its own arena - they now share the Staples Center with the Lakers and the L.A. Kings. Ballmer okayed putting up pictures of the Clippers in front of the Lakers' championship banners and retired jerseys, but that's just a band-aid.

The Clippers have seven more years on their lease at Staples Center, through 2024 (Staples opened in 1999). The front of the arena is littered with statues honoring great Lakers and Kings players from Magic Johnson to Wayne Gretzky. The Forum was acquired by the Madison Square Garden Group in 2012 and underwent a $50 million renovation.

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