In September 2020, the Inglewood City Council unanimously approved the Final Environmental Impact Report for the new Los Angeles Clippers Arena ensuring construction would begin sometime in the next year and that this state-of-the-art arena would be completed and open for the 2024-2025 NBA season. The Robert Group (TRG) led community outreach and public engagement efforts from the outset of this three year effort.
The arena will be constructed near the recently opened SoFi Sadium – which is the new home of the NFL’s Rams and Chargers, and across from the Hollywood Park Retail complex. Located at the intersection of Century and Prairie Boulevards, the arena is expected to generate thousands of long-term jobs and bring a host of new economic activity to Inglewood. It will sit on a 20-acre parcel of land, making it one of the largest sports arenas in America. In addition to an 18,000-seat arena, the venue will house the Clippers’ team offices, corporate headquarters, practice facilities, a sports medicine clinic, a team store, and a public plaza with a variety of dining options and entertainment activities.
TRG developed a grass-roots strategy that engaged residents throughout Inglewood and inspired them to share their visions on how best to use land that had been vacant for over 20 years. Through a number of workshops, living room meetings and backyard gatherings, TRG led a public awareness campaign that identified appropriate mitigation measures, developed a comprehensive Community Benefits Program and garnered widespread support for the proposed Arena.
TRG is especially proud to have worked closely with a broad range of Inglewood stakeholders and the Clippers organization in developing an unprecedented Community Benefits Program. This program commits $75 million towards local Affordable Housings Programs, $5 million towards supporting first time home buyers and renters and $20 million for youth and family programs.
for additional information about the Arena and Community Benefits Program.