LA Clippers and the computer company Intuit announced this Friday a strategic agreement for the next 23 years! Among other things, the company will name the new pavilion for the Los Angeles team, which began to be built this morning in Inglewood and which will be ready for the 2024-2025 season.
The Intuit Dome aspires to be the best pavilion in the NBA and to provide an innovative experience for fans and consumers, and to become a hub for programs that drive economic prosperity and benefit the community.
Its construction cost will be about $ 2 billion, which is the same as Steve Ballmer paid to own the Clippers seven years ago. The 65-year-old franchise owner retired as CEO of Microsoft in 2013 and was ranked 8th richest people in the world last month. According to Bloomberg, his net worth is $ 108.5 billion.
“We needed an identity of our own. We needed to say, ‘We don’t play in the same place as the other guys,” Ballmer told ESPN about sharing the Staples Center with the Lakers. And in his efforts to make the best and most modern pavilion in the NBA, he has spent a couple of years touring sports facilities in the United States.
The Intuit Dome will have more space between rows than any other venue in the NBA, double the number of bathrooms and there will be no delays to pay at the food stalls, since everything will be ordered online. “People leave and arrive late to games or do not return from rest. I want to make sure that people are in their seats so that their energy feeds us,” explains one of the most histrinic owners of the League.