Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer made an unexpected promise to his franchise’s fans.
This way, according to the businessman, people who cheer on their feet and make noise at the Intuit Dome, the team’s future home, will receive discounts at the arena’s store.
“We’ll know that you stood up, cheered and how loudly you cheered. If you’re good at those things, we’ll give you small discounts at the store,” he said.
Thus, built in Inglewood, metropolitan region of Los Angeles, the Intuit Dome will open in August 2024. Even before the end of construction, the NBA announced that the 2026 All-Star Game will take place in the gym.
Adam Silver, commissioner of the American League, stated that the future home of the Clippers will have technological resources never seen in other arenas and should host basketball games at the 2028 Olympics.
Furthermore, it is worth remembering that when moving to the Intuit Dome, the Los Angeles Clippers will no longer play at the Crypto.com Arena, which also hosts Lakers games, which have a larger crowd. Ballmer sees the move as a chance for the Clippers to expand their fan base.
In the current NBA season – and last before the opening of the Intuit Dome –, the Los Angeles Clippers occupy fourth place in the Western Conference, with 26 wins and 14 losses.