Staples Center continues to distinguish itself as the host of major, high-profile events of national and international distinction, including the 2004, 2011, and 2018 NBA All-Stars Weekends, 2002, and 2017 NHL All-Star Games, and 2010 NHL Draft.
Now in its 19th year, Staples Center has developed an unrivaled reputation for excellence as the Sports and Entertainment Center of the World. Beginning with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s opening-night concert on October 17, 1999, more than 50 million guests have come to the AEG–owned and operated Staples Center to attend concerts, sporting events, awards shows, family programming, and other major attractions unmatched by any other arena. staplescenter.com
Staples Center served as the host of the 2002 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, 2000 Democratic National Convention, 2009 ISU World Figure Skating Championships, 17 of the last 19 Grammy Awards, 11 X Games competitions, four WTA Championships, 12 Pac 12 Men’s Basketball Championships, 2013 and 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championships West Regional, and the Michael Jackson public memorial service on July 7, 2009.
Location: Los Angeles, Calif.
Scope: 950,000 square feet
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- $10 million center-hung video LIVE 4HD Scoreboard specially designed for the arena.
- $2 million specialty lighting package and other state-of-the-art amenities.
- Along Staples Center’s five concourses are 23 refreshment stands offering a variety of dining choices, including the Smokehouse BBQ on City View Terrace, a one-of-a-kind outdoor dining experience with a spectacular view of L.A. LIVE and the Downtown Los Angeles skyline.
- The TEAM LA store located on the main concourse is a retail store featuring official merchandise from the teams and events that call Staples Center home, with satellite locations throughout the facility and L.A. LIVE.
- The arena provides 55 public restrooms, including three family restrooms.
As home of four professional sports franchises—the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, and the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks—Staples Center gives a home-court advantage to local teams, with the Lakers capturing five NBA Championships and the Kings winning two Stanley Cup titles since 1999. The Sparks captured back-to-back WNBA Championships in their first two Staples Center campaigns and brought home their third WNBA Championship in June 2016.
The arena has free public Wi-Fi, over 840 Toshiba flat-panel televisions and (as part of a specially designed $1.5 million facility-wide sound system), 675 separate speakers outside of the seating area, so fans never miss any of the sights or sounds of a Staples Center event.
Staples Center has been designed with the fans of Los Angeles in mind. Guests are treated to the finest entertainment experience imaginable.