Forum owner sues Inglewood over Clippers arena deal
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The owner of Southern California’s Forum arena is suing the city of Inglewood for making a deal to possibly build a new arena for the Los Angeles Clippers down the street.
The fraud and breach-of-contract suit was filed Monday.
The City Council last year approved a negotiating agreement with the Clippers that could lead to construction of an arena for the NBA team across from a future stadium that will be home to the NFL’s Chargers and Rams.
The arena owner, Madison Square Garden Company, contends in the suit that negotiations to build a competitive arena violate terms of the Forum’s contracts with Inglewood.
Inglewood officials didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.
This story has been corrected to show that the Forum is not the future home to the Chargers and Rams.