If you’re planning to explore downtown Los Angeles, one destination that you can’t miss is the Staples Center. This world-class venue opened with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band on October 17, 1999. Since then, it’s hosted more than 50 million guests, who’ve attended prestigious concerts, sporting events, award shows, family shows and other major attractions at the AEG-owned and operated arena. In terms of programming, Staples Center is unmatched by any other venue in the world.
The Staples Center is in close proximity to Hotel Figueroa. So, if you’re staying at the luxury DTLA hotel, the arena is only a short walk away–a major bonus for those travelers looking to avoid LA traffic.
If you’re planning to pay a visit to the Staples Center, here’s everything you need to know before you go.
The Staples Center is home to four professional sports teams: the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Sparks and Los Angeles Kings. The 20,000-seat arena hosts more than 240 events and over 4 million visitors annually. The Staples Center has been the headquarters of LA sports for more than 19 years, and any sports fanatic will want to experience a game there since it has developed an unrivaled reputation for being one of the world’s most outstanding places to watch sports.
Here are some of the most exciting sports events teams you can catch when you’re in town this fall:
The LA Lakers are one of the city’s and country’s most beloved NBA basketball teams. Get tickets to an LA Lakers game, and you can see some of the league’s best players live, including Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma (not to mention the players on the other squad!) One of the most exciting happenings in 2018… the Lakers recently acquired modern basketball legend, LeBron James. See him play in one of the team’s upcoming games:
The Lakers aren’t the only pro sports powerhouse in town. The LA Kings are the city’s pro hockey team, and they also play at the Staple Center. If you want to see a hockey game when you’re in town, consider getting tickets to:
The Clippers are another LA-based NBA gem. Their roster includes standouts like Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan. See the Clippers play live at one of the following games:
The LA Sparks is the WNBA team in LA. They are currently in the WNBA playoffs, and next season will begin in spring 2019.
If music and dance is your preferred mode of entertainment, Staples Center has a number of headlining concerts scheduled for 2018. Consider getting tickets to one of the following:
If you plan to attend an event at Staples Center during your stay in LA, you may have some questions about your experience. Below, you’ll find the most frequently asked questions.
Yes. Non-professional, non-flash, still photography is permitted at most events (disposable, digital, or 35mm cameras with no interchangeable or telephoto lens). However, video and audio recording are not allowed.
Bags that are smaller than 14″x14″x6″ are permitted inside STAPLES Center.
During your stay at the Hotel Figueroa, consider speaking with a concierge member about a visit to the Staples Center. We can help you arrange the best tickets possible, secure dinner reservations, and schedule VIP experiences. Please email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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