Mar 1, 2024

Mr. Ballmer Builds His Dream House: L.A. Clippers’ Intuit Dome Readies for August Opening

There’s a power outlet at every seat in the Intuit Dome, along with an adjustable fan. There are twice the number of restrooms in the L.A. Clippers’ soon-to-open new home in Inglewood, Calif. than are found in a typical sports arena. The ticket entry areas and concessions stands are built for frictionless, wireless transactions – nobody has to pull out tickets or find QR codes or wait in a long line to pay for beer and a bag of chips.

Everything about the 17,700-seat Intuit Dome, which is in the six-month countdown to its opening day in mid-August, is designed to indulge the experience of fans. And fans hate having to miss big moments on the court or the performance stage because of an empty stomach or full bladder. These are a few examples of how Clippers chairman Steve Ballmer, who owns the venue, took delight in designing a temple for basketball and performing arts for the 21st century, team leaders say.

“What you’ll see [at Intuit Dome] is the culmination of research by thousands of people who have answered questions and been very generous with their thoughts for how we can make this place the most special place possible for people who love live events and want to be part of a community with others,” says Gillian Zucker, president of business operations for L.A. Clippers and Intuit Dome.

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