Clippers could be playing elsewhere next season

Tuesday, October 12th 2004, 8:02 pm
By: News On 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ The Los Angeles Clippers might be in the market for a new home next year.

The team's six-year lease at Staples Center expires at the end of this season, and no agreement has been reached beyond that.

Michael Roth, vice president of communications for Anschutz Entertainment Group, says the parties have been negotiating to extend the lease for some time and are ``working to resolve the issue.''

Tim Leiweke, president and C-E-O of A-E-G, which owns Staples Center, wouldn't comment.

One possible alternative for the Clippers is Anaheim Arena, where they played as many as six games a season for several years when the Los Angeles Sports Arena served as their home.