INGLEWOOD, CA – It’s official for Clips Nation. CAPSS LLC announced the completion of the purchase of The Forum in Inglewood from Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. (NYSE: MSGE). Newly-created Forum Entertainment LLC will operate The Forum as a premier, live event venue with the existing leadership team of Geni Lincoln and Mike Fallon remaining in place, reporting to Gillian Zucker, Clippers President of Business Operations.
“We are excited to welcome The Forum to our family. The talented team at The Forum has created a world-class live entertainment venue, and we are committed to building upon that reputation,” said Zucker. “Having The Forum just a short distance from the L.A. Clippers’ new arena will give us the opportunity to provide the City of Inglewood with a number of benefits, including a collaborative approach to managing traffic and community activities.”
It is expected that all of the venue’s California-based staff will remain as employees of Forum Entertainment LLC, and assist in making the transition seamless for artists, partners, and fans.
The Clippers’ plans for a new, privately financed, fan-focused NBA arena in Inglewood near The Forum continue to move forward, with public hearings slated to begin this summer. Having the state-of-the-art, 18,000-seat basketball arena and The Forum under the same ownership will allow for coordinated programming between the two venues, improving traffic congestion around basketball games and concerts.
The Forum Presented by Chase is the only arena-sized venue in the country dedicated to music and entertainment. Last year, the Forum hosted nearly 100 events, including some of the most iconic names in music, as well as several special events such as award shows, mixed martial arts, and boxing. Forum Entertainment LLC will continue to offer world-class entertainment and service to event-goers at the famed arena.