Clippers break ground on Intuit Dome arena

INGLEWOOD (News4usonline) – The buzz over the groundbreaking event for the new arena for the Los Angeles Clippers was high on Friday, Sept. 17. The whole organization was on hand. That includes Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, head coach Tyronn Lue and the rest of the Clippers roster.

The team’s biggest cheerleader, owner and Chairman Steve Ballmer, sounded his excitement over the Intuit Dome, which is scheduled to be up and running by the time the NBA’s 2024-25 season gets under way.

“When we began the search for a partner for the LA Clippers and our new dome, we looked for one that shares our passion for technology, the pursuit of innovation and our commitment to customers, fans and community. Intuit is a perfect fit and we’re excited to be calling our future home the Intuit Dome,” Ballmer said.

Before Ballmer got his chance to speak on the analytics of the new arena, members of the Los Angeles Clippers Spirit dance team entertained along with a house band trying to bring a passioned vibe to the two-hour event. Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts kicked things off with a brief statement on what the Intuit Dome means to the city.

“We’re breaking ground on what’s going to be the most magnificent basketball arena on planet earth,” Butt said. “This is the pinnacle.”

The Clippers announced that the team had reached a 23-year partnership with Intuit Inc. This includes allowing the company to have the benefits of exclusive naming rights on the arena, which is called the Intuit Dome.

Rendering of the main lobby of the Intuit Dome. Photo courtesy Los Angeles Clippers
Rendering of the main lobby of the Intuit Dome. Photo courtesy Los Angeles Clippers