The Los Angeles Clippers began construction on Friday on their new venue, which will open in 2024. It’ll be called Intuit Dome, and it’s impressive.
Soon, the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers will no longer have to live together at Staples Center. In 2024, the lesser-titled franchise of the two (17 championship trophies for the Lakers, 0 for the Clippers) will move to Inglewood, a town located in southwest Los Angeles County about fifteen kilometers from the Staples Center. , in its brand new Intuit Dome.
The name of the room was unveiled this Friday, the day the foundation stone was laid, and it will cost $ 1.8 billion, coming only from private funds. Intuit is an American company that develops management and accounting solutions for small businesses, accountants and individuals.
An impressive giant screen
In addition to the hall that will host the Clippers’ games, the Intuit Dome will house training rooms, franchise offices and a boutique. The Clippers also unveiled the giant screen which will be located above the floor, and it will be much larger than the usual screens in basketball halls (44,000 m2!), And will be in an arc.
“When we started, the questions were, ‘Do you want this to be the best for the sponsors? »Do you want it to be the best for musicians? Do you want it to be the best for the fans? And if you want it to be the best for the fans, it has to be for the VIPs and for the fans behind the baskets? And the owner (Steve Ballmer, also owner of Microsoft, whose fortune is estimated at nearly 100 billion dollars, editor’s note) said yes. That’s what this place is for, ”said Clippers president of business operations Gillian Zucker. Fans of the Kawhi Leonard franchise, Paul George and Nicolas Batum have much to celebrate. All that’s missing is a first league title …
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