Slowly but surely, the exterior of Intuit Dome is coming together in Inglewood.

Aerial view looking southeast from above Century BoulevardHunter Kerhart Architectural Photography

The $1.2-billion project, which will be home to the Los Angeles Clippers starting int he 2024-2025 NBA season, has now been under construction for two years at the intersection of Century Boulevard and Prairie Avenue. While the main attraction is the 18,000-seat arena, that is part of a larger mixed-use project slated to feature:

  • an 85,000-square-foot practice and athletic training facility;
  • 71,000 square feet of office space for the Clippers organization;
  • a 25,000-square-foot sports medicine clinic;
  • 63,000 square feet of ancillary retail;
  • a public plaza featuring a large LED screen, a concert stage, and basketball courts;
  • a 150-room hotel; and
  • parking for 4,125 vehicles.

The arena, designed by AECOM is designing Intuit Dome, rises approximately 150 feet in height, and features an elliptical footprint. When we last checked in over the summer, the metal grid that will support the building's basketball net-inspired canopy was complete. Now, metal panels are being hoisted into place, and the arena's logo adorns its rooftop.

Aerial view looking northHunter Kerhart Architectural Photography

"The unique building skin is formed from a series of diamond-shaped, interwoven metal panels with multiple uses that adapt over the different areas of the building," explains a landing page on the AECOM website.

Those metal panels will provide shelter to a series of carve-outs at the roof of the arena, which will provide terrace decks for spectators.

Intuit Dome, named through a 23-year agreement with TurboTax and Credit Karma maker Intuit, Inc., sits just south of the even larger mixed-use district which is coming together around SoFi Stadium, which the home of both the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers. That complex, spanning over 300 acres, will also include housing, offices, retail, a hotel, and park space.

Ground-level view of Intuit DomeAECOM

The construction boom on either side of Century Boulevard has prompted Inglewood to explore a new transit connection which would link both venues and surrounding commercial projects to Metro's K Line. The planned automated people mover system, a 1.6-mile elevated transit system, is expected to cost roughly $1.8 billion and open prior to the 2028 Summer Olympics.

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