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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. 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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  • August 13, 2017
    It is very exciting for those who enjoy the League of barquete, because it will feel very touched with the ball running and emotion. Sensational.
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  • August 11, 2017
    I guess to see something its ok as long as you pregame elsewhere. the prices are to the point as to say " I dare you to buy a drink" The staff are very nice here, just dont buy food or beverage inside...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Stronghold 2 team headquartered in LA NBA (Lakers, Clippers) and the NHL (Kings). In continuous watch night preseason game of the Lakers and Kings at the Court, was a magnificent short (NHL preseason was easing than during the season, but,-) Gallery adjacent to the shop also features a shop change main sale on each night of fun but is also wow. Because it was the day of the Kings game was autograph of former players don't want any scenes of (three-point set shot his match-ups under the goal of Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, Kobe, magic/Kobe and Jordan etc), that would make sense, but has been buying photos of Wayne Grezsky players. You can enjoy the atmosphere already abuzz since early in the exhibition area there are lots of sports fans with a good idea.
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  • June 22, 2017
    Look for parking around staples I found parking for ten bucks at a recent show. Surprisingly the McDonald's at staples don't sell big macs. Limited menu they call it... But not their signature burger. Interesting. 12.75 for a margarita with hardly any alcohol in it is pretty lame. I mean it tastes good... But there's hardly any alcohol in it. Still this is a better venue than a lot of the other ones I've been to.
  • June 22, 2017
    This is always one of my favorite arena venues to visit. The place doesn't have a bad seat. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly. The sound system is generally good in concerts and sports games. Fun place to go. Plus there is a ton of stuff to do across the street at LA Live.
  • July 10, 2017
    Parking is too expensive, but there are cheaper private lots you can park at in the area. The venue was nice, the staff was very helpful and kind. They even had open seats, closer to the show, and let us sit in them. Overall, great experience.
  • April 26, 2017
    You can get nose bleed seats at a decent price and still have a good time while being way up there. I wish I could get a decent beer for less than $10.50 and a hot dog for less than $8. Service is decent and we took the train down from Hollywood which made transportation easy. I recommend catching a game here if you have a chance.
  • June 9, 2017
    GKG! I love catching a Kings game here. The sight lines are fantastic and there are no bad seats in the House. Food and drinks are little expensive but what would you expect from a place like this in downtown LA. The sound system and multimedia experience are incredibly well balance while still impressing. Each time I come for a game The Experience gets better and better

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