Clippers closing in on new stadium in Inglewood

22 posts / 0 new
Last post
#1 Jun 14, 2017 4:16pm
JGlanton
Offline
Last seen: 18 min 39 sec ago
Joined: Oct 9, 2011

Clippers closing in on new stadium in Inglewood

The Los Angeles Clippers will make an official announcement Thursday that they're closing in on building a new stadium in Inglewood, California, according to the Los Angeles Times' Brad Turner.
Jun 14, 2017 4:20pm
Jimbo
Offline
Last seen: 50 min 11 sec ago
Joined: Dec 3, 2011

do you have a link?

 

Jun 14, 2017 4:48pm
V-Ice
Offline
Last seen: 6 hours 44 min ago
Joined: Nov 27, 2011

Awesome.

Jun 14, 2017 5:44pm
pro100
Offline
Last seen: 10 hours 37 min ago
Joined: Jan 17, 2012

Wow.. and I thought this is just them brainstorming/kicking the tires a bit. This might become official tomorrow. DTLA is a great pre and post game area of town and is only getting better and better. But I live in Inglewood so this could be a great thing as well. We definitely need our own building that's for sure. 

Jun 14, 2017 6:01pm
ClipperSisyphus
Offline
Last seen: 21 min 35 sec ago
Joined: Nov 1, 2011

Will they tear down the Forum?

Jun 14, 2017 7:10pm
V-Ice
Offline
Last seen: 6 hours 44 min ago
Joined: Nov 27, 2011

Ballmer will finance own arena w his money 100%. Good for him. 

Jun 14, 2017 8:00pm
pro100
Offline
Last seen: 10 hours 37 min ago
Joined: Jan 17, 2012

ClipperSisyphus wrote:

Will they tear down the Forum?

Nope.. The Forum is owned by the same people as Madison Square Garden and Chase Bank. Its been remodeled and isn't going anywhere and its a bigtime concert only venue now. Crazy as it sounds the new arena will be right down the street from the Forum. Ballmer and the Clipps will need more than 41 home games but Staples, The Forum, The Pond(Anaheim Ducks home) Hollywood Bowl and 5-6 other venues dominate the concert scene out here. Low Key I think Ballmer will reach out to the Anaheim Ducks, who want a new arena as well, and see if they want to get from out the backwoods of The OC and go primetime in the hub of LA. Rams, Chargers, Clippers, and Ducks in Inglewood would be insane... also a traffic nightmare.

Jun 14, 2017 8:14pm
gilp5
Offline
Last seen: 7 hours 7 min ago
Joined: Dec 5, 2011

pro100 wrote:

Wow.. and I thought this is just them brainstorming/kicking the tires a bit. This might become official tomorrow. DTLA is a great pre and post game area of town and is only getting better and better. But I live in Inglewood so this could be a great thing as well. We definitely need our own building that's for sure. 

I think there will be a lot of pre and post game options that will open with the football stadium. Your Inglewood property value might be going way up.

Jun 14, 2017 8:53pm
trapp76
Offline
Last seen: 2 hours 1 min ago
Joined: Oct 28, 2011

Great news for the Clippers. Our game schedule will be much more tv friendly.

Jun 14, 2017 9:05pm
Mistwell
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 18 min ago
Joined: Oct 17, 2011

Yeah, I would prefer no more Grammy trip. And Inglewood isn't quite as convenient for me, what with the subway going almost entirely to Staples from the Valley, it's still not bad. I guess it depends where it goes.  The Silver Line might hook up with the new stadium (when the extension of that line in Inglewood opens in 2019), in which case Red Line to Silver Line could work. Or is that the Green line? I forget. 

Jun 14, 2017 9:06pm
trapp76
Offline
Last seen: 2 hours 1 min ago
Joined: Oct 28, 2011

"A new Clippers arena would also house the team's training center. The team's current facility wasn't part of Ballmer's $2 billion purchase."

Jun 14, 2017 9:08pm
trapp76
Offline
Last seen: 2 hours 1 min ago
Joined: Oct 28, 2011

Mistwell wrote:

Yeah, I would prefer no more Grammy trip. And Inglewood isn't quite as convenient for me, what with the subway going almost entirely to Staples from the Valley, it's still not bad. I guess it depends where it goes.  The Silver Line might hook up with the new stadium (when the extension of that line in Inglewood opens in 2019), in which case Red Line to Silver Line could work. Or is that the Green line? I forget. 

Yeah no more gamy trip is a huge plus.

Jun 14, 2017 10:07pm
CorkScrew
Online
Last seen: 3 min 47 sec ago
Joined: Oct 21, 2011

trapp76 wrote:

"A new Clippers arena would also house the team's training center. The team's current facility wasn't part of Ballmer's $2 billion purchase."

 

I thought the Clippers had a long term lease with the present facility. If that's the case, it may mean a legal battle between Balmer & Sterling.

 

Jun 15, 2017 12:17am
pro100
Offline
Last seen: 10 hours 37 min ago
Joined: Jan 17, 2012

CorkScrew wrote:

trapp76 wrote:

"A new Clippers arena would also house the team's training center. The team's current facility wasn't part of Ballmer's $2 billion purchase."

 

I thought the Clippers had a long term lease with the present facility. If that's the case, it may mean a legal battle between Balmer & Sterling.

 

I think somebody else built that training faciltiy for the Clippers. Sterling didn't build it

Jun 15, 2017 6:04am
VFHS
Online
Last seen: 9 min ago
Joined: Mar 8, 2013

Very excited to see what kind of crazy ideas Ballmer comes up with for the fan experience once he has his own arena.

I'm surprised we're already ditching the training facility, though. The current one is one of the best in the league.

Jun 15, 2017 11:26am
nuraman00
Offline
Last seen: 17 hours 51 min ago
Joined: Oct 6, 2011

pro100 wrote:

ClipperSisyphus wrote:

Will they tear down the Forum?

Nope.. The Forum is owned by the same people as Madison Square Garden and Chase Bank. Its been remodeled and isn't going anywhere and its a bigtime concert only venue now. Crazy as it sounds the new arena will be right down the street from the Forum. Ballmer and the Clipps will need more than 41 home games but Staples, The Forum, The Pond(Anaheim Ducks home) Hollywood Bowl and 5-6 other venues dominate the concert scene out here. Low Key I think Ballmer will reach out to the Anaheim Ducks, who want a new arena as well, and see if they want to get from out the backwoods of The OC and go primetime in the hub of LA. Rams, Chargers, Clippers, and Ducks in Inglewood would be insane... also a traffic nightmare.

 

I don't think the OC is backwoods.  It's its own thriving area.

Jun 15, 2017 1:06pm
gilp5
Offline
Last seen: 7 hours 7 min ago
Joined: Dec 5, 2011

Wouldn't be surprised if this is a negotiation ploy to get a better deal from Staples Center. 

Jun 15, 2017 3:01pm
pro100
Offline
Last seen: 10 hours 37 min ago
Joined: Jan 17, 2012

nuraman00 wrote:

pro100 wrote:

ClipperSisyphus wrote:

Will they tear down the Forum?

Nope.. The Forum is owned by the same people as Madison Square Garden and Chase Bank. Its been remodeled and isn't going anywhere and its a bigtime concert only venue now. Crazy as it sounds the new arena will be right down the street from the Forum. Ballmer and the Clipps will need more than 41 home games but Staples, The Forum, The Pond(Anaheim Ducks home) Hollywood Bowl and 5-6 other venues dominate the concert scene out here. Low Key I think Ballmer will reach out to the Anaheim Ducks, who want a new arena as well, and see if they want to get from out the backwoods of The OC and go primetime in the hub of LA. Rams, Chargers, Clippers, and Ducks in Inglewood would be insane... also a traffic nightmare.

 

I don't think the OC is backwoods.  It's its own thriving area.

 

True but the money, visibility, hype, and publicity is in the "LA" name and playing in the city center or close to it.  Even Angels owner Arte Moreno stripped Anaheim off the team name and called them the Los Angeles Angels. You're almost a small market team by playing out there in OC. Every team that really matters plays in the city center or close by. Lakers, Clippers, Dodgers, Kings, USC, Rams, etc. LA Galaxy fans are a little worried that the city will embrace the new team LAFC cause they're going to be playing in a new stadium next door to the Coliseum next season which will pull soccer fans from all over since they'll be right in the heart of the city. 

Jun 16, 2017 11:48am
Jimbo
Offline
Last seen: 50 min 11 sec ago
Joined: Dec 3, 2011

CorkScrew wrote:

trapp76 wrote:

"A new Clippers arena would also house the team's training center. The team's current facility wasn't part of Ballmer's $2 billion purchase."

 

I thought the Clippers had a long term lease with the present facility. If that's the case, it may mean a legal battle between Balmer & Sterling.

 

It will take at least a couple of years to build a new arena. Since their contract is up after the 2024 season, I'm sure that they can negotiate a 4 or 5 year buyout. In so far as Sterling, once the team was sold and he was forced to accept it, he lost all legal ties to the Clippers.

 

Jun 16, 2017 11:57am
Jimbo
Offline
Last seen: 50 min 11 sec ago
Joined: Dec 3, 2011

It would be interesting if the Clippers could lure the Ducks from Anaheim. Does anyone have any idea how many years the Ducks have remaining on their lease?

Jun 16, 2017 1:01pm
CorkScrew
Online
Last seen: 3 min 47 sec ago
Joined: Oct 21, 2011

Jimbo wrote:

CorkScrew wrote:

trapp76 wrote:

"A new Clippers arena would also house the team's training center. The team's current facility wasn't part of Ballmer's $2 billion purchase."

 

I thought the Clippers had a long term lease with the present facility. If that's the case, it may mean a legal battle between Balmer & Sterling.

 

It will take at least a couple of years to build a new arena. Since their contract is up after the 2024 season, I'm sure that they can negotiate a 4 or 5 year buyout. In so far as Sterling, once the team was sold and he was forced to accept it, he lost all legal ties to the Clippers.

 

 

My understanding was that Sterling bought a relatively cheap piece of land, built the facility on it, worked out a long term lease with the Clippers which in turn hugely increased the value of his purchase. If he loses the lease now, without a new tenant, the facility loses its value.

The jury may be out on all of this, it may be that Balmer is using all this as leverage to negotiate a better deal with both the Staple Center and the practice facility.

 

Jun 16, 2017 2:57pm
Jimbo
Offline
Last seen: 50 min 11 sec ago
Joined: Dec 3, 2011

CorkScrew wrote:

Jimbo wrote:

CorkScrew wrote:

trapp76 wrote:

"A new Clippers arena would also house the team's training center. The team's current facility wasn't part of Ballmer's $2 billion purchase."

 

I thought the Clippers had a long term lease with the present facility. If that's the case, it may mean a legal battle between Balmer & Sterling.

 

It will take at least a couple of years to build a new arena. Since their contract is up after the 2024 season, I'm sure that they can negotiate a 4 or 5 year buyout. In so far as Sterling, once the team was sold and he was forced to accept it, he lost all legal ties to the Clippers.

 

 

My understanding was that Sterling bought a relatively cheap piece of land, built the facility on it, worked out a long term lease with the Clippers which in turn hugely increased the value of his purchase. If he loses the lease now, without a new tenant, the facility loses its value.

The jury may be out on all of this, it may be that Balmer is using all this as leverage to negotiate a better deal with both the Staple Center and the practice facility.

 

Sorry, I forgot about that. Those are very good points.