A bunch of drama has been heating up lately regarding the Los Angeles Clippers’ proposed arena in Inglewood, tentatively slated for the 22-acre parcel adjacent to the upcoming NFL stadium on Prairie and Yukon Avenue.

Inglewood’s City Council unanimously agreed to a three-year negotiating deal with Clippers owner Steve Ballmer back in June. However, the agreement has since received pushback from local residents as well as the owners of Madison Square Garden (MSG), who also own the L.A. Forum, a historical music venue and former home of the Los Angeles Lakers in town.

Even though Inglewood Mayor James Butts says the new arena would be built completely on public land, protesters argue that the city is using this as a way to gentrify the area and drive current residents off their privately owned property. MSG has also reached out to the LA Times about how the development would force out hundreds of homes and businesses.

Additionally, MSG chairman James Dolan, who also oversees the New York Knicks, filed a damages claim against Inglewood citing that city officials asked the Forum to relinquish their lease on parking lots on the aforementioned area due to the construction of a new “business-technology park.” MSG reps say that if the city does not cancel their agreement with Ballmer, they will file suit. 

The council has since regrouped and unanimously voted again to enter an “exclusive negotiating agreement” with Ballmer, meaning this fight is far from over.