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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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  • Staples is a mandatory place to visit in, and what better than a good game from the Lakers. Too bad that they lost
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  • The Holy Land of Lakers fans. You can take photos together, and by a statue of the player in front of the stadium. No seats at the top but pretty steep, so hard to see the ball.
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  • Well worth going to see a game at Staples Center. You can buy tickets over the internet, the tickets come from an application on your phone and you can buy over the internet the parking 2 minutes walk from the gym. As tip arrive before the event, so you can visit the gym interior, with its various shops and dining options. The game itself is a unique experience. Energy, shows all in each interval, everything is very nice and organized.
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  • I purchased my tickets through Ticketmaster and realized I made a mistake with our seats. Our friends were in section 315 and we bought tickets for section 305. We didn't think it was a big deal to make a quick change since there were plenty of seats available. It was a big deal to change seats. Since there were so many seats available we thought to sit with our friends anyway. We were quickly ushered to our ticket seats but I was like, come on! It's half time and no one is here. Our tickets were actually better but we just wanted to sit with our friends visiting from Japan. We were advised to buy tickets with stub hub instead.
  • The Staples Center is an awesome venue, not only for sports games, but also concerts. I saw Roger Waters last June, and that show absolutely blew me away. I can't wait to go to another event at the Staples Center.
  • I came here for the Disney On Ice event. It was my first time here and it was an amazing experience. It is so nice here and there staff there were kind and helpful (: Really enjoyed my time here. Also, the area around here and inside was very clean and neat. There are some resturants near here within walking distance that had great food. I would definitely want to come here again!
  • We sat on the last row of the arena still the view was incredible. Food is pricey as expected. Access and finding your seat is simple. Seats are good and the atmosphere is great when watching basketball.
  • Who reads reviews of the Staples Center. If you're reading this review Staples Center is one of the best Arenas I've ever been to and I've been to a lot of them. My personal fave is to go to the Staples Center for a Kings game it's truly a magnificent sight to behold. But Laker games Clipper games Sparks games concerts award shows are always done absolutely spectacularly at the Staples Center

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