$1.2B Intuit Dome in Inglewood for Clippers
2024 - 2025 NBA Season
February 9, 2023
Intuit Dome is set to open in time for the 2024-2025 NBA season.
The project is the product of a contentious political and legal battle which commenced in in 2017, when the Clippers and the City of Inglewood announce plans for the arena. Madison Square Garden Company (MSG), the concert and entertainment company which converted the nearby Kia Forum into a live events venue 10 years ago, had previously controlled the arena site under a ground lease, and alleged that Inglewood Mayor James Butts had deceived them into forfeiting their leasehold to facilitate the development of an office park. The dispute was eventually resolved when Clippers owner Steve Ballmer purchased the Forum for $400 million.
Inglewood officials hope to connect the new developments to Metro's Crenshaw/LAX Line through the construction of an automated people mover system. The 1.6-mile elevated transit system would cost more than $1 billion to complete, and is currently expected to begin service in 2027.
As the Clippers prepare to depart for Inglewood, AEG, the team's current landlord at Crytpo.com Arena, has announced plans to overhaul its own facilities. The reported "nine-figure" plan will refresh the more than 20-year-old venue, which will still remain the home of the L.A. Kings and Lakers.