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Staples Center, Los Angeles

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Arena / Stadium · Tourist Spot
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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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  • I booked same-day tickets last minutes to take my daughter to watch The LA Lakers during our stay in Los Angeles. Neither of us are familiar with basketball as a sport but we wanted to go for the... 
    I booked same-day tickets last minutes to take my daughter to watch The LA Lakers during our stay in Los Angeles. Neither of us are familiar with basketball as a sport but we wanted to go for the...  more »
  • This is a very nice arena to go to for a game. Very organized int he entry and exit and there were no long lines. 
    This is a very nice arena to go to for a game. Very organized int he entry and exit and there were no long lines.  more »
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  • Came for Hockey! LA Kings vs. The Maple Leafs. Ate food at Salt and Char (their fries were perfectly crispy and good but burger was eh). For such a frequently visited arena, I would think they would provide better food. Even the Dodger’s stadium has good food! My husband and I found parking nearby and it was for $30. Didn’t have to walk far at all. They do have plenty of restrooms so that was good cause them lines get LOOOONG!! Inside, seating is kinda scary at the top (I feel I could easily topple over) but it’s pretty nice and when the bass is used, you can feel it to the point where it vibrates throughout your whole body and could make breathing feel different. I’m sure the suites and closer seating is nice. Hopefully, one day can afford to experience that!
  • I have not been here since about 2013 and I must say it was still an amazing experience. Plenty of concession stands everywhere, restrooms available in short distances. For it being LA the food prices is not too bad, same with the beverages. I was fortunate enough to sean in section 101 row 1, fantastic view of the Lakers game. Staff was very friendly and always available to help with any questions you may have. It was a full house and the energy was great, I will definitely make plans to come back. I might also do a different event all together.

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