The LA Clippers hosted an event on Tuesday at the still-under construction Intuit Dome, the team's new home arena beginning in 2024-25. The event was held to officially announce that the brand-new facility will be hosting the NBA All-Star Game in 2026.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver was on hand to make the announcement. The news is the latest positive development for team owner Steve Ballmer, who meticulously crafted the Intuit Dome to be a spectacular, one-of-a-kind arena designed to put fan experience at the forefront.
More bathrooms, closer seating to the court, and a larger-than-life halo video board are just a few of the features the new Intuit Dome will boast. On top of its unique design and top-tier technology, Ballmer also revealed there will be some added motivation for fans attending games at the arena. According to the team owner, Clippers fans will have the ability to earn discounts by cheering for their team.
Clippers fans will be able to earn discounts by cheering on their team
This is certainly a wild concept, and as Clippers writer Farbod Esnaashari points out, seems like it will be hard to carry out, at least on a consistent basis. But nonetheless, it is another cool caveat to the upcoming Clippers experience at the Intuit Dome.
For years, Clippers fans have had mixed feelings over sharing a home arena with their cross-town rival Los Angeles Lakers. When the 2023-24 season draws to a close, a new era will be ushered in and the team will finally have a spectacular new space all to themselves in Inglewood.