The Inglewood City Council unanimously approved the environmental impact report for the proposed arena of the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Inglewood Basketball and Entertainment Center plans to break ground in 2021, and open for the 2024-25 season.

"I want to boldly tell you our vision for this arena: We want to simply make it the single greatest place in the world for basketball, a basketball palace with no peer. We want to make sure that we are giving back to our community and to being great citizens here in Inglewood," said Steve Balmer in a presentation to the City Council.

The arena will also feature the team's corporate office, practice facility, and an outdoor plaza.

The City Council will have a procedural vote to reaffirm today's decision, with another vote centering on the land that the arena will be built upon.