The new home of the Los Angeles Clippers, the American basketball team, will be equipped with 1,000 toilets. The extravagant figure is the work of Steve Ballmer, former Microsoft president and team owner. The CEO has an obsession with toilets. The Clippers' new stadium is called the Intuit Dome, and construction is scheduled to be completed later this year.
Palmer told Bloomberg News that the arena, when completed, will cost US$2 billion (about R$9.8 billion). Installation of the bathrooms began in 2021 when the project began. “I've become a person who's really obsessed with bathrooms,” the CEO said that year.
The 17,500-seat arena will feature 1,160 urinals. “We have a lot more restrooms than anywhere else in the NBA,” Ballmer told The Verge.
The Intuit Dome will also feature an LED screen equivalent to the size of 3,592 60-inch televisions. Palmer refers to the space as a “homage to basketball.”
The executive worked for 30 years at Microsoft before leaving his position as CEO in 2014. During his tenure, he became known as an energetic executive, with a habit of shouting in meetings and running around the stage before presentations.
The same year he left the company, Ballmer paid $2 billion to buy the Clippers. As a team owner, he continued to have moments that eventually became memes. He sure looks like he's having fun.
“Hardcore beer fanatic. Falls down a lot. Professional coffee fan. Music ninja.”