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STAPLES Center, Los Angeles
(4.5/5 based on 2,400+ reviews on the web)
The only arena in the NBA shared by two teams, the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers, STAPLES Center is home to over 250 events per year, including sold-out shows for music artists from around the world. Statues of sports legends, including Wayne Gretzky, Magic Johnson, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, grace the Star Plaza outside of the arena. In addition to basketball, the site has regularly hosted hockey, arena football, concerts, and awards shows since it opened in 1999, and can hold up to 20,000 guests. Check the arena’s website for upcoming events. Plan to visit STAPLES Center and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Los Angeles attractions using our Los Angeles vacation trip planner.
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  • We went to a Lakers match during our visit to California. Nice stadium with great ambient. Having visited the Madison Square for a Knicks match I have to say that the entertainment at Staples was funn...  more »
  • We were fortunate enough to have a friend with court side seats for the LA Clippers. The arena itself is really nice and modern. Very clean and well organized too. It was a great place to see a basket...  more »
  • Has been on two hockey matches and a basketball game in three days. A good arena, where you should not book on the top floor if you are afraid of heights. Cheap tickets were available for purchase in the end through stubhub and flashseats.
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  • All I can say is ya better give yourself the extra hour to get through the mess of trying to park, and oh yeah, the $20 you will have to pay to park anywhere near. Now, I've only been once for a concert and don't really plan to go back anytime soon. The venue is very nice, don't get me wrong, but everything was a hassle from parking, waiting in line to buy an outrageously priced McDonald's hamburger, trying to find our seats, which were taken by someone else, getting an entire glass of wine poured on me by the bimbo who came in late and couldn't find her seat. THANK GOD I have the bladder of a camel and didn't require a trip to the restroom afterwards. It's gonna take someone spectacular in concert for me to make my second journey back to Staples Center.
  • Great venue for games and concerts with a variety of food options and lots of drink/bar areas. Love coming here to watch the LA Kings. Great views no matter where your seat is. Easy to navigate around the venue and the staff is helpful.
  • We went for the league of legends 2016 world finals. All the staff were very friendly and the seats were amazing! There were well over a thousand people in the audience up to the giant 4th sorry, but because of the 4 huge displays everything was easy to see no matter where you sat.
  • Go kings go! Love staples. Ushers are super friendly and bathrooms are always clean.
  • Another one of our outings took us here. Only because I'm not a huge fan of the conventional, modern ways of child rearing, the little goes just about everywhere with me. This happened to be something we both enjoyed. The Ringling Bros Barnum's and Bailey had and "out of this world" show that was like the space galaxy come to life in that arena. The tickets were bought discounted on Groupon and we took an Uber there to avoid parking fees. Immediately we found how and where to enter, security did a bag check, and didn't even make a fuss about outside food or beverages (she has to have her organic juice boxes everyday) when we got there. All the staff directed us exactly where to go and we made a pit stop at the concession stand. Before I could pay for the order, it was already hot and waiting. I gave a sigh I guess he overheard and mumbled to myself that if that person serving the food moves that fast I might have to marry him and walked away. The chili cheese nachos tasted home made since the chili contained beans but was truly appetizing. The show was amazing, something to watch fully and we both wanted to see it again. Seats comfy and clean so it was nice.