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STAPLES Center, Los Angeles

Categories: Tourist Spots, Arenas & Stadiums
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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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  • Saw Adele here! We had nose bleed seats but still had a great time. Able to see her and hear her voice. Would recommend this venue 
  • We are at the staples center to the LA Clippers basketball game against the Utah Jazz. If you're in LA and there is an event at the Staples Center you should really go.
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  • Of coarse Adele is great no mater where she sings but be prepared to park and walk a mile . Down town has major construction going on and high heals are not recommended . There was a concert going on ...  read more »
  • Home of the LA Lakers, LA Clippers, LA Kings, and LA Sparks. I've been here for sporting events and concerts and it's always a memorable experience. Be sure to take pictures with all the statues outside in Star Plaza. Check out the StubHub kiosk to take a picture in their photobooth! If you happen to be in the PR sections or in the suites, remember to try the garlic fries. They're amazing.
  • Been here for the Clippers, Lakers, and now Adele, definitely one of the best stadiums out there. No matter how crowded it gets there are enough entrances/exists and staff members there to help the flow of traffic. Definitely eat before you get here because the food is, of course, grossly overpiced but that's what you normally have to deal with.
  • Staples Center is a great arena to watch any sports game or concert. Even the nose bleed seats aren't terrible, but if you can spend a little more to get a closer seat, it's definitely worth it. LA Live is right across the street so there's plenty of food and things to do. The have screens on the outside of the arena, so if you don't want to pay to watch a game inside, you can stand outside with all the other fans to catch the game.
  • Came here for clippers vs knicks. It was a great game. The stadium was really nice. It was cool to walk around and see different statues especially the kareem statue. Plus I got a free clippers foam finger!
  • A great arena, especially considering its age. For Kings' games sections 111 is center ice behind the penalty boxes and the cent ice logo is 'right side up", section 101 is behind the benches. Facing the logo (i.e., from the 111 side) the Kings shoot at the goal to the left in periods 1 & 3. At the Dave's Dogs stand, don't pay $9.50 for the Classic. It's the just the plain dog ($7.50) with relish, mustard, and onions -- all of which are available for free at the condiments stand!
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