The Los Angeles Clippers may have lost a little star power this summer with the trade of Chris Paul, but they’re hoping to entice some of LA’s other limelight seekers with a new courtside seat option.
The team announced eight new seats that touch the hardwood with a special twist. The “Star Courtside” seats go for $175,000 each.
ESPN shared the details that include “all-inclusive clubs, in-seat waiter service and valet parking with access to a VIP entrance.” That means they’ll be coming in where the players are.
“It’s extremely rare to have space like this open in any arena,” said Clippers president, Gillian Zucker. “What we did here was create new beachfront property.”
The seats will be along the baseline between a divided scorers’ table. Because this is “Hollywood” fans also have the bonus of more facetime with players and the possibility of ending up on the jumbotron or on TV.
“The seats can be seen on television, so it can be for someone who wants to be seen. It is, after all, Hollywood,” Zucker said. “Companies, agencies or just a hardcore fan who wants to get closer.”⠀
You know those in-game promos we get whenever a star has a new movie or TV series launching? Expect to see more of those collaborations at Staples Center.
Sounds like a money maker. Expect other teams to follow LA’s lead. The Clipper in-stadium neighbors, the Lakers, seem like the next team likely to be on board.