Clippers closing in on privately funded arena on 22 acres in Inglewood
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:14 pm    Post subject:

Inspector Gadget wrote:
Clippers should move to Compton


Well the Wood is definitely closer to Compton...
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:19 pm    Post subject:

Another side effect of this is that they will have another arena to hold Olympic events in 2024 or 2028.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:27 pm    Post subject:

Guys aren't you worried that the Clippers will have a better arena than we do?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:52 pm    Post subject:

deal wrote:
Can't wait for them to leave....


Removing that Clipper stench will greatly improve the aesthetics of Staples.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:53 pm    Post subject:

fontana3d wrote:
Guys aren't you worried that the Clippers will have a better arena than we do?


They can have the new arena. We will take the new nba titles.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:58 pm    Post subject:

fontana3d wrote:
Guys aren't you worried that the Clippers will have a better arena than we do?


A new arena doesn't change anything if the team stinks. Just look at the Nets for an example. The Knicks are still New York City's team even though they play in a 50 year old building, albeit with 1 billion dollar of renovations.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:33 pm    Post subject:

Update the wifi at Staples have Kings go back to purple and gold uniforms and switch out seats im Staples to a purple and gold color pattern
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:23 pm    Post subject:

This would be a dream come true if they hadn't landed in Inglewood, of all places.

Even if they aren't literally tearing down the Forum, opening a state-of-the-art arena literally down the street can't help the Forum's chances to operate as successfully as it has since MSG restored it. It sure is a beautiful concert venue these days.

Why do the Clippers always feel like a gnat that just can't get out of the Lakers' faces?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:31 pm    Post subject:

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Dodgers, Ducks, and Angels all need new facilities too.

I wonder if they will consider Inglewood.


Staples Center is already out dated, it needs major improvements.
You figure any arena built by Ballmer will have cutting edge technology, making Staples look like a dinosaur.


Link? What are some of those improvements it needs?

Staples Center already has an enormous footprint, the lack of which is what doomed most arenas built before the late '90s.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:43 pm    Post subject:

fontana3d wrote:
Guys aren't you worried that the Clippers will have a better arena than we do?


Not really. If Ballmer does anything really geeky in the new Dork Palace and it happens to catch on AEG will make sure Staples can do whatever that thing is, too.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:42 am    Post subject:

We have won more titles in Inglewood than the Clippers will for their entire stay in Inglewood
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:21 am    Post subject:

They can't leave fast enough as far as I'm concerned
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:48 am    Post subject:

It would be pretty cool if the Lakers had an arena in that sports complex as it's just down the 105 from where I work but Staples Center is the hub of LA Live and Ballmer is putting up his own money to build one for the Clippers.

Just read the closest Metro Line to the new Inglewood stadium will be 1.5 miles away.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:49 am    Post subject:

I wish the Lakers would do this. Staples is garbage.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:03 am    Post subject:

Read that they would have to use eminent domain to get part of the land from private parties. If they manage to build it I don't see it getting built early before their Staples Center contract ends.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:05 am    Post subject:

numero-ocho wrote:
It would be pretty cool if the Lakers had an arena in that sports complex as it's just down the 105 from where I work but Staples Center is the hub of LA Live and Ballmer is putting up his own money to build one for the Clippers.

Just read the closest Metro Line to the new Inglewood stadium will be 1.5 miles away.


Once they get those stadiums built they will probably extend that line.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:12 pm    Post subject:

This stadium will never get built, to me is the first domino for Ballmer to move to Seattle, reason this wont get built is MSG sunk alot of money into the Forum a few years ago and is already complaining, they have the money to fight this and ultimately will win the fight
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pmacla wrote:
This stadium will never get built, to me is the first domino for Ballmer to move to Seattle, reason this wont get built is MSG sunk alot of money into the Forum a few years ago and is already complaining, they have the money to fight this and ultimately will win the fight


I can see them fighting it because it will take away concerts and events from the Forum which they pumped millions fixing it up. Like I said this thing will go thru a multitude of lawsuits before it gets built. From eminent domain to fighting off lawsuits from MSG, etc. Also the problem in LA now is that there way more venues than events. We have the new LA football stadium which will challenge the Rose Bowl and Coliseum for events, and if this new arena gets built it will compete with the Staples Center and the Forum for concerts. And this is not counting the fact that Dodger Stadium, Anaheim Pond, Stubhub Center and the new LAFC stadium also competes for those same events.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:11 pm    Post subject:

pmacla wrote:
This stadium will never get built, to me is the first domino for Ballmer to move to Seattle, reason this wont get built is MSG sunk alot of money into the Forum a few years ago and is already complaining, they have the money to fight this and ultimately will win the fight


Great point. Hopefully, this gets the ball rolling on the Clippers moving out of LA.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:13 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:33 pm    Post subject:

lakersken80 wrote:
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Dodgers, Ducks, and Angels all need new facilities too.

I wonder if they will consider Inglewood.


Staples Center is already out dated, it needs major improvements. You figure any arena built by Ballmer will have cutting edge technology, making Staples look like a dinosaur.


The building itself is structurally fine.
If you mean by the technology to connect everyone to the internet and latest technology like 4k screens and jumbotrons, its definitely showing its age on that end. However, I don't think they need to demolish an 18 year old building to do that.


No, just some added improvements. After almost 20 years the Lakers should insist on it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:36 pm    Post subject:

Huey Lewis & The News wrote:
I wish the Lakers would do this. Staples is garbage.


The Lakers don't have the money to do it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:51 pm    Post subject:

Huey Lewis & The News wrote:
I wish the Lakers would do this. Staples is garbage.


For concerts, sure. But for sporting events it fits like a glove. Other than the fact that it looks like a downed alien spacecraft from the outside (whereas the Forum is just nice to look at), what don't you like?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:53 pm    Post subject:

pmacla wrote:
This stadium will never get built, to me is the first domino for Ballmer to move to Seattle, reason this wont get built is MSG sunk alot of money into the Forum a few years ago and is already complaining, they have the money to fight this and ultimately will win the fight


Saw a concert there last weekend. What they've done with the place is certainly worth fighting for. The best sounding bill hall I've ever heard, and not close.

Come one Forum, win one for us! Send the Clips to Carson. Seattle is also nice.
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