Staples Center

Multi-purpose arena in Los Angeles, CA

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Staples Center is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
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Address1111 South Figueroa Street
LocationLos Angeles, California
Coordinates34°02′35″N 118°16′02″W / 34.04306°N 118.26722°W / 34.04306; -118.26722Coordinates: 34°02′35″N 118°16′02″W / 34.04306°N 118.26722°W / 34.04306; -118.26722
Public transitLAMetroLogo.svg Pico station A Line  E Line 
OwnerL.A. Arena company
Anschutz Entertainment Group
OperatorL.A. Arena company
Anschutz Entertainment Group
CapacityBasketball: 19,060 (Clippers)
18,997 (Lakers)[1]
Ice hockey: 18,230 (Kings)[2]
Arena football: 16,096
Concerts: 10,000–13,000
Boxing/Wrestling: 21,000
Concert theatre: 8,000
Construction
Broke groundMarch 31, 1997
OpenedOctober 17, 1999
Construction costUS$375 million
($576 million in 2019 dollars[3])
ArchitectNBBJ
Structural engineerJohn A Martin & Associates[4]
Services engineerM-E Engineers Inc.
General contractorPCL Construction Services, Inc.[5]
Tenants
Los Angeles Kings (NHL) (1999–present)
Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) (1999–present)
Los Angeles Clippers (NBA) (1999–present)
Los Angeles Avengers (AFL) (2000–2008)
Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA) (2001–present)
Los Angeles D-Fenders (NBA D-League) (2006–2010)

Staples Center (officially stylized as STAPLES Center) is a multi-purpose arena in Downtown Los Angeles. Adjacent to the L.A. Live development, it is located next to the Los Angeles Convention Center complex along Figueroa Street. The arena opened on October 17, 1999.

It is owned and operated by the Arturo L.A. Arena Company and Anschutz Entertainment Group. The arena is home venue to the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL), the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). The Los Angeles Avengers of the Arena Football League (AFL) and the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA D-League were also tenants; the Avengers were folded in 2009, and the D-Fenders moved to the Lakers' practice facility at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, California for the 2011–12 season.[6] Staples Center is also host to over 250 events and nearly 4 million guests each year.[7] It is the only arena in the NBA shared by two teams, as well as one of only three North American professional sports venues to host two teams from the same league; MetLife Stadium, the home of the National Football League's New York Giants and New York Jets, is one; SoFi Stadium, the home of the National Football League's Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles Rams, is the other. Staples Center is the venue of the Grammy Awards ceremony and will host the basketball competition during the 2028 Summer Olympics.

On August 24, 2020, a day the city of Los Angeles designated Kobe Bryant Day to honor former Lakers guard Kobe Bryant who died in a helicopter crash in January of that year, the City of Los Angeles announced that Figueroa Street between Olympic and Martin Luther King Jr., which includes the area Staples Center is on, will be renamed Kobe Bryant Boulevard.[8]

  1. ^ Cite error: The named reference staplescenterseating was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  2. ^ Kalinowski, Mike; Fischerman, Eddie; Moeller, Jeff; Altieri, MIchael; Nickson, Nick (2014). LA Kings 2014-15 Media Guide. Los Angeles Kings. p. 327.
  3. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Retrieved January 1, 2020.
  4. ^ JAMA – Sports & Recreation Archived 2011-07-12 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Staples Center – Basketball – Ballparks.com
  6. ^ "L.A. Facilities: Staples Center". Los Angeles Sports Council. Retrieved January 1, 2008.
  7. ^ Cite error: The named reference AEGstaplescenter was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  8. ^ "Kobe Bryant Boulevard: Part of Figueroa St outside Staples Center to be renamed after Lakers legend". ABC7.com.

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