LA Clippers building stadium in Inglewood

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Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer purchased the team in 2014 and for the past year has been searching for a site to build the team its own arena. His dreams are finally coming to fruition. He reportedly is expected to finance the stadium on his own.

The Lakers played their home games at The Forum in Inglewood before heading over to Staples in 1999, while the Clippers also departed from Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.

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The Clippers having their own arena could possibly be a step in the right direction for the franchise.

Inglewood's City Council will vote Thursday on an exclusive negotiating agreement with a Clippers-controlled company to use city-owned land to build an arena for the team, according to a copy of the agreement.

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Per Nathan Fenno, the arena will be located near Century Avenue and Yukon Avenue.

The Clippers' lease at Staples Center is ending in 2024. Since he took over as owner, Ballmer has tried to burnish the image of the Clippers. And hopefully they won't have to worry about being the historically inferior LA team by then. Probably not. Either way, it's a great move by Steve Ballmer, and one everyone is pushing for.

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On Wednesday, Clippers beat writer Brad Turner reported that the team will announce on Thursday that they are closing in on building the stadium in said location.