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Staples Center, Los Angeles

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Arena / Stadium · Tourist Spot
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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  • During the pandemic a lot of places were closed but we still was able to sneak a peek! Our hotel actually over looked the top of the staples center.  more »
  • The Staples Center is a great venue. I have been to many indoor arenas and the Staples Center will not disappoint! The food options are good but the layout of the arena allows great visibility to...  more »
  • Had a great time going to the big 3 championship game. The staff was friendly and courteous. The seats are comfortable. Of course everything is pricey but it comes with the experience. You will definitely see celebrities! I would definitely come back.
  • Parking was prepaid on line so that process was easy. We found a parking spot close to the escalator. Getting from the parking structure to the Staples center was difficult. Very few signs and no one to direct us. Once we arrived at the Venue the staff were amazing. Polite, helpful, informative and they directed us to where we needed to go. The seats were comfortable and the sound quality was perfect. This was money well spent.

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