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Staples Center, Los Angeles

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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Staples Center and other Los Angeles attractions using our handy Los Angeles trip itinerary maker site .
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  • The Staples Center is nice. Right in downtown Los Angeles The game experience is also good as well for Lakers fans.  more »
  • We went to enjoy the BET experience and check out some of the free concerts. The Staple Center complex was a cool experience. Parking is close by and there are a ton of places to eat!  more »
  • If you love the sport of hockey and basketball, then be sure to visit Staples Center. The stadium, the atmosphere, the fans and the other cheer up and give a dose for a few days. And if it turned out that no game, you can spend time near the stadium. There are many cafes, bar, gaming seat for children. In the evening, even better. If you're in Los Angeles then you need to be there.
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  • I went to a hockey game there. My team the Minnesota Wild played the LA Kings. The Will lost 5 to 4 in a thrilling OT game. I wore my jersey and the LA King fans were respectful to me. The promenade was nice and it was easy to get snacks while getting back to our seats in a timely fashion. There was a line for the bathrooms but they also moved really quickly. The setting at the game on the ice was amazing as well. If touring LA I highly recommend adding this to a bucket list.
  • As a major concert venue, the Staples Center is one of the better options for its size... The sound quality is good and everything is very professional and reliable. Being inside avoids issues with the sun or weather, and it is really amazing how quickly the place empties at the end. It's still too large, most of the audience is watching the screens rather than the stage just because of the distance, but this is the only way for tens of thousands of fans to see popular performers - one or two shows here or 20+ shows at a smaller venue.
  • Seats are well placed. I recently went fine the monster jam show, I sat at the very top and it felt so close. I didn't even need to buy the expensive tickets. That's how good the view was. All the restaurants in there are more expensive than going to the regular outside place. But that's expected.
  • Very quick to get in and out. Even the nosebleed seats have a good view of the event (although bringing binoculars is a good idea to zoom in on you favorite player). Staff is nice and as expected, food is expensive. Other than that it's very clean and offers a good experience. I usually try to park at a non-staples parking garage as there are many a minute or two walk away and they're cheaper. Go Kings!
  • I came here with my oldest son for his first basketball game. We had a great time! He really enjoyed it. The staff was very friendly and helped us find our seats. It was a great experience overall. I would recommend this venue to anyone.
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