Aecom’s solar-powered basketball stadium unveiled for the LA Clippers

National Basketball Association team the Los Angeles Clippers has unveiled Aecom’s design for its new 18,500 capacity stadium.

Its sleek oval exterior studded with diamond-shaped solar panels, the Inglewood Basketball & Entertainment Centre is said to be inspired by a basketball swishing through a net.

As well as the stadium, the development will contain the team’s training facility, corporate headquarters, sports medicine clinic, community basketball courts, park spaces, educational facilities, restaurants and shops.

The project will also house "sky gardens", landscaped areas inside and outside with food and beverage outlets.

At present, the Clippers share a stadium at the Staples Centre with the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Inglewood Basketball & Entertainment Centre is due to open to the public in 2024.

Steve Ballmer, the Clippers’ Chairman, said: "My goal is simple. I want the Clippers to have the best home in all of sports.

"What that means to me is an unparalleled environment for players, for fans, for sponsors and for the community of Inglewood. Our goal is to build a facility that resets fans’ expectations while having a transformative impact on the city we will call home."

Images courtesy of Aecom

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