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Will the Clippers join the Rams and Chargers in Inglewood?
http://www.latimes.com/sports/clippers/l...story.html

Quote:Representatives of Steve Ballmer and Stan Kroenke, two of the richest owners in professional sports, have had multiple discussions about the Clippers joining the Rams and Chargers in the sports and entertainment district Kroenke is building in Inglewood.

Five people with knowledge of the conversations told The Times the arena could either be on the 298-acre site or an adjacent parcel. Either way, an arena would drive traffic to the planned mixed-use development and share parking with the $2.6-billion football stadium scheduled to open in 2019.
02-24-2017 04:26 PM
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I don't know what to say about that. LA is truly big.
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RE: Will the Clippers join the Rams and Chargers in Inglewood?
Getting out from under the Lakers' shadow would be a savvy move for the Clippers. It was generally accepted that Sterling's decision to join the Lakers at Staples Center was an ego play and not necessarily the best move for the team. It's interesting though, that the new arena might be on the existing site. Would an arena with only one basketball tenant make as much money as, say, a commercial or retail development?

OK; just read the article. It makes a lot of sense that Ballmer is shopping for a new home although I still have a lot of questions about Inglewood. The most obvious answer is knock down the Forum and build the new facility. But apparently the Forum is "protected". So we'd end up with three event venues within a stone's throw of one another? It'll be interesting to see how this plays out...
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As I always say, move to Orange County.
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(02-24-2017 05:58 PM)Brookes Owl Wrote:  Getting out from under the Lakers' shadow would be a savvy move for the Clippers. It was generally accepted that Sterling's decision to join the Lakers at Staples Center was an ego play and not necessarily the best move for the team. It's interesting though, that the new arena might be on the existing site. Would an arena with only one basketball tenant make as much money as, say, a commercial or retail development?

OK; just read the article. It makes a lot of sense that Ballmer is shopping for a new home although I still have a lot of questions about Inglewood. The most obvious answer is knock down the Forum and build the new facility. But apparently the Forum is "protected". So we'd end up with three event venues within a stone's throw of one another? It'll be interesting to see how this plays out...

The drawings Kroenke released for the site include a "6,000-seat performing arts venue" next to the stadium. (Labeled "venue" on this drawing.)

[Image: 619_5-Site_Plan.jpg]

If that "venue" is built, it would be in direct competition with the Forum for concerts and only a few hundred meters away from the Forum. Even if the Clippers don't move there, a brand-new performing arts venue will put a squeeze on the Forum's concert promoter.

They can't be considering building both that "venue" and a Clippers arena on the site, can they? Granted they're just talking at this stage, but almost certainly, if a Clippers arena is built there, the new arena would have to be instead of either the performing-arts venue or the Forum.
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RE: Will the Clippers join the Rams and Chargers in Inglewood?
Keep in mind the Forum is owned by MSG* - I don't think it's going anywhere.

*and they spent a ton of $$$ renovating just a few years ago
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02-25-2017 09:34 AM
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MSG in NY owns the LA Forum??? Wow!!
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I'm surprised it hadn't been torn down years ago. Reminds me of the Astrodome in that regard.
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(02-27-2017 06:47 AM)_C2_ Wrote:  I'm surprised it hadn't been torn down years ago. Reminds me of the Astrodome in that regard.

or the Silver Dome where the Detroit Lions and Pistons used to play. Amazed that has not been torn down. It closed in 2006, re-opened in 2010, then closed again in 2013. the roof is gone. it needs to be torn down.
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They were supposed to have torn it down last year.
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