Oak View Group CEO Tim Leiweke said Tuesday that Climate Pledge Arena will be “state of the art” and ready to go for the NBA from a design, revenue and organizational perspective as soon as the league announces expansion plans.

...Leiweke noted that the Populous architectural firm, which is working on Climate Pledge Arena — due to open late next summer — has designed numerous NBA buildings. And that sports venue consultant CAA Icon, serving as Oak View Group’s (OVG) representative in the arena’s development, worked on the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, which opened two years ago as home to the NBA Bucks. “So, we know all of the NBA standards,” Leiweke said. “And they were built in to this building.”