The $2 billion stadium in Inglewood, CA broke ground on Sept. 17th and promises to be the third most expensive stadium ever built behind MetLife stadium in East Rutherford, NJ and nearby SoFi Stadium also in Los Angeles. The AECOM designed 18,000 seat arena will open in 2024 and means the team will no longer share the Staples Center home court with the Los Angeles Lakers.
On the day of the groundbreaking, the Clippers announced that Intuit will be the first climate positive arena in the United States. Sustainability goals of the stadium include: a LEED-Platinum Certification, 100% carbon free operation, the use of 100% embodied carbon concrete, natural ventilation, solar batteries and green energy storage, and a comprehensive waste reduction program.
In addition to the arena's commitment to sustainability, Intuit will feature amenities that sport fans have grown accustomed to including special seating the Clippers are calling "Courtside Cabanas" and "Backstage Bungalows" that will allow patrons to leave their seats before the game and during halftime.
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