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Staples Center

Los Angeles Lakers / Los Angeles Clippers

About Stadium

A multi-purpose sports and entertainment venue located in the heart of Los Angeles, California, the Staples Center serves as home to two franchises in the National Basketball Association: the LA Lakers and the LA Clippers.

The stadium is owned by the LA Arena COmpany and is 950,000 square feet in size with a floor area measuring 200-feet by 94-feet.

In addition to being the home court for the NBA’s LA Lakers and LA Clippers, the Staples Center is also the home arena to the NHL’s LA Kings, the WNBA’s LA Sparks, and the Arena Football League’s LA Avengers.

Outside of the stadium sites three statues of past greats like Wayne Gretzky and Magic Johnson, however those players played at The Forum, the team’s prior stadium before the Staples Center was opened.

• Capacity: 19,060

• Opened: October 17, 1999

• Location: 1111 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California 90015

History

• The arena was constructed in very quick timing having ground broken on the project on march 31, 1998 and opening under two years later on October 17, 1999.

• The arena was originally opened on October 17, 1999 not by a sporting event, but by a Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band concert.

• The arena has hosted the NBA Finals in a number of seasons since its opening. In the years 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2009, and 2010. It’s also been the home of the Stanley Cup Finals in 2012 and 2014.

• In addition to various sporting events and concerts, it’s also hosted other events such as the 2000 Democratic National Convention, an NHL All-Star Game, two NBA All-Star Games, and three UFC Championship events.

Past and Current Teams
Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) (1999–present)
Los Angeles Clippers (NBA) (1999–present)
Los Angeles Kings (NHL) (1999–present)
Los Angeles Avengers (AFL) (2000–2008)
Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA) (2001–present)
Los Angeles D-Fenders (NBA D-League) (2006–2010)