Clippers bound for Inglewood?
OW Staff Writer | 6/15/2017, midnight
The Los Angeles Clippers could soon be joining the Rams and Chargers as future residents of Inglewood, with the City Council today expected to approve an exclusive negotiating agreement for development of an NBA basketball arena on a 22-acre parcel of land.
Documents prepared for the 9:30 a.m. Inglewood City Council meeting do not specifically mention the Clippers, but the agreement outlines a three-year negotiating period with a developer planning to build “a premier and state-of-the-art National Basketball Association professional basketball arena consisting of approximately 18,000 to 20,000 seats.”
Media reports have circulated for months that the Clippers were eying Inglewood—which used to play host to the Lakers at the Forum—as a possible new home.
The proposed new arena would be adjacent to the NFL stadium being built for the Rams and Chargers, south of Century Boulevard between Prairie and Yukon avenues.
The Clippers’ lease at Staples Center runs through 2024, and it was unclear when a new arena might be completed.