“The Forum... Like You've Never Seen it Before.”
The Forum Presented by Chase (originally The Forum and formerly Great Western Forum) is an indoor arena, in Inglewood, California, a suburb of Los Angeles. It is located at 3900 West Manchester Boulevard, across 90th Street (re-dedicated as Pincay Drive in December 2003) and to the north of the Hollywood Park racetrack and casino, about three miles east of Los Angeles International Airport. It is a prominent feature on the landing approach to the airport from the east. Along with Madison Square Garden, it was one of the most well-known indoor sports venues in the U.S., during its time operating as a major venue.
The Forum achieved its greatest fame as the home of the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers and the NHL's Los Angeles Kings, from 1967–1999, when the teams moved to the new Staples Center. The building was also the home of the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks, from 1997, until they also moved to the Staples Center in 2001.
In 2000, it was acquired by the Faithful Central Bible Church, which used it for occasional church services, while also leasing the building for sporting events, concerts and other events. In 2012, the Forum was purchased by The Madison Square Garden Company, owners of New York's Madison Square Garden, for $23.5 million; MSG announced plans to renovate the arena for use as a "world-class" concert venue.
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