Thursday , Oct , 28 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Staples Center to remain home to Clippers for 10 more seasons

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – The Los Angeles Clippers will continue to
play their home games at the Staples Center for at least 10 more seasons.

With the original lease expected to expire at the end of the upcoming season,
the team announced on Thursday it has come to an agreement on a 10-year lease
with the Anschutz Entertainment Group, owners and operators of the arena.

“We are very pleased to announce this agreement, and to be able to ensure that
our fans will enjoy the long-term comfort and stability that goes along with
making Staples Center our home,” Clippers Executive Vice President Andy Roeser
said.

The agreement will go into effect immediately the team stated. No other terms
were announced.

The upcoming season will be the Clippers’ sixth campaign at the Staples
Center. The team relocated there from the Los Angeles Sports Arena when the
Staples Center was opened in 1999.

The Staples Center is also home for the Los Angeles Lakers and the NHL’s Los
Angeles Kings.

LAC