The Los Angeles Clippers officially have a new name for their Inglewood stadium, the Intuit Dome.
The name reveal came with an announcement that Clippers and Intuit Inc. have entered into a “23-year strategic partnership.”
Intuit is the parent company of TurboTax, QuickBooks, Credit Karma, and more. The Clippers believe the new arena “will provide an innovative experience for fans and consumers, and will become a hub for programs that drive economic prosperity and benefit the community.”
Sports Business Journal shared several photos of how fans can expect the arena to look.
The arena was designed to create an intimate and intense experience for fans and will include:
- The Wall: 51 rows of uninterrupted seats
- A two-sided halo marker with an acre of LED lighting
- An 80,000-square-foot outdoor plaza surrounding a full-size outdoor court
In an interview with ESPNClippers owner Steve Ballmer said he spent years going to different arenas and arenas in the United States seeking inspiration for the Intuit Dome.
“There are 30 teams in the league. There are 29 others. And we have one that is based in Los Angeles. And we have our fans. We use our expression, ‘LA Our Way.’ And we are building our own presence, identity,” he said Ballmer. “And if the other guys feel a little threatened – the other boys’ fans, I mean; the players are actually treated a little differently – but if they feel a little threatened, that’s fine. It means we’re doing well. “.
The Clippers are coming off a historic season in which they reached the Western Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history. The team was close to reaching the NBA Finals due to injuries and an intense playoff schedule.
The Intuit Dome is scheduled to open in the 2024-25 season. The Clippers will no longer be in the shadow of the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center. The new arena symbolizes a growing fanbase, a new era, and a changing community.