Farbod Esnaashari, the Los Angeles Clippers are open to accepting cryptocurrencies at their Inglewood-based arena, the Intuit Dome.
The Clippers may be open to using cryptocurrency as a form of payment at the new Intuit Dome.— Farbod Esnaashari (@Farbod_E) September 17, 2021
The $1.2 billion complex, which will have 18,000 seats, is set to open in 2024, the year the team’s lease at Staples Center expires.
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who purchased the Clippers for a record-breaking $2 billion in 2014, believes technology will play a significant role in the arena.
One of the key priorities, according to Ballmer, is credible affordable housing in Inglewood:
We’re investing $100 million in Inglewood, with $80 million going toward affordable housing.
The Dallas Mavericks and the Sacramento Kings have already made the decision to accept cryptocurrency.
According to U.Today, the Brooklyn Nets are also thinking about adding such a payment option.