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RE: Will the Clippers join the Rams and Chargers in Inglewood?
(02-27-2017 06:47 AM)_C2_ Wrote:  I'm surprised it hadn't been torn down years ago.

A lot of us thought that was going to happen. A church bought it after everybody moved out. They still had occasional concerts but I don't think it amounted to much. No idea why/how MSG thought they could make it work but they bought it about 5 years ago and immediately sunk a bunch of cash into it. Now, I guess, it's doing ok but I've got to think that KroenkeWorld is making MSG nervous. Can't find a thing about how the Forum is protected though. I wonder if they got Inglewood to agree to some anti-competitive BS...
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(02-27-2017 11:16 AM)Brookes Owl Wrote:  
(02-27-2017 06:47 AM)_C2_ Wrote:  I'm surprised it hadn't been torn down years ago.

A lot of us thought that was going to happen. A church bought it after everybody moved out. They still had occasional concerts but I don't think it amounted to much. No idea why/how MSG thought they could make it work but they bought it about 5 years ago and immediately sunk a bunch of cash into it. Now, I guess, it's doing ok but I've got to think that KroenkeWorld is making MSG nervous. Can't find a thing about how the Forum is protected though. I wonder if they got Inglewood to agree to some anti-competitive BS...

Could be that they agreed that the Forum can have large-scale concerts and that neither the football stadium nor the "6,000-seat performing arts venue" (or whatever else is built there) will compete for concerts with ticket demands suitable for the Forum's capacity.
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(02-27-2017 01:37 PM)Wedge Wrote:  
(02-27-2017 11:16 AM)Brookes Owl Wrote:  
(02-27-2017 06:47 AM)_C2_ Wrote:  I'm surprised it hadn't been torn down years ago.

A lot of us thought that was going to happen. A church bought it after everybody moved out. They still had occasional concerts but I don't think it amounted to much. No idea why/how MSG thought they could make it work but they bought it about 5 years ago and immediately sunk a bunch of cash into it. Now, I guess, it's doing ok but I've got to think that KroenkeWorld is making MSG nervous. Can't find a thing about how the Forum is protected though. I wonder if they got Inglewood to agree to some anti-competitive BS...

Could be that they agreed that the Forum can have large-scale concerts and that neither the football stadium nor the "6,000-seat performing arts venue" (or whatever else is built there) will compete for concerts with ticket demands suitable for the Forum's capacity.

Maybe, but the Forum has a half-bowl capacity of about 8000, and full size of 17K. This will be interesting. MSG is no mom-and-pop shop, and Kroenke is a guy used to getting his way. Rock and a hard place...
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I'm always a fan of a pro arena having both NBA and NHL, when it can be made to work well.

Any chance they'd move to the Honda Center?
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Once upon a time, the Clippers split their time between the Sports Arena and the Pond as the Honda Center used to be called. The Center is kinda dated, so I don't see it as viable other than as a novelty or emergency venue. That said, if the Clippers ever want to come out the Lakers shadow, they should do as the Angels and Ducks did and establish themselves in the OC.
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(02-27-2017 06:01 PM)MplsBison Wrote:  I'm always a fan of a pro arena having both NBA and NHL, when it can be made to work well.

Any chance they'd move to the Honda Center?

So they can become the Los Angeles Clippers of Anaheim?

Ballmer was willing to pay $2B for the team largely because they are in LA. Orange County just doesn't offer the same value.

Quote:“The Clippers are not going anywhere, ever,” he said. “I will die owning the L.A. Clippers in Los Angeles.”
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(02-27-2017 06:25 PM)_C2_ Wrote:  Once upon a time, the Clippers split their time between the Sports Arena and the Pond as the Honda Center used to be called. The Center is kinda dated, so I don't see it as viable other than as a novelty or emergency venue. That said, if the Clippers ever want to come out the Lakers shadow, they should do as the Angels and Ducks did and establish themselves in the OC.

Clippers played a handful of games there over about 5 years in the 90s. Almost moved there but that was a choice between the (terrible) Sports Arena and the Pond (nee Honda Center). Think about that: he chose a horrific venue over a relatively new and shiny one, simply because it was in LA. And Arte Moreno is now pretending his team plays in Los Angeles because he believes it's value is greater when associated with Los Angeles.

As I stated above, moving out from the Lakers' shadow is a good move but there's basically no chance that a guy who paid $2B for the team is going to destroy the equity in his franchise by moving to Orange County.
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Yes, you and I both know the value of LA over OC. It doesn't mean that it would be a bad idea for the Clippers. Just my opinion.
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Or would the ducks move into a new arena with the clippers at the site of a demolished forum ?
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(02-27-2017 10:08 PM)bluesox Wrote:  Or would the ducks move into a new arena with the clippers at the site of a demolished forum ?

The Ducks' owner is a longtime Orange County guy, and IIRC he also controls the arena in Anaheim. He isn't going to change the name of the team to "Los Angeles Ducks of Anaheim," and he isn't going to move the team to LA County.
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