Opening in 1999, Staples Center is the home of several Los Angeles pro sports teams, including the Los Angeles Lakers, Clippers, Kings, and Sparks. The venue has witnessed championships across several leagues and teams, and has been the backdrop for some of the most prolific runs of success in American sports history.
Of course, no discussion of Staples Center is complete without remembering how that arena was the home of the Los Angeles Lakers during the height of the Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal, and Phil Jackson era, which was one of the most successful teams in NBA history, thanks to their ability to score from all areas of the floor due to Bryant's versatility and O'Neal's physicality. The building played host to Kobe Bryant's 81 point game against the Toronto Raptors, one of the greatest single game performances in NBA history, with Wilt Chamberlain's 100 point game being the only scoring output to better it.
Staples Center has also witnessed multiple championship teams in the WNBA, with the Los Angeles Sparks hanging several championship banners through the years, with Lisa Leslie leading the first wave of success, and Candace Parker ushering in the next round. The LA Kings have also won the Stanley Cup since the birth of Staples Center.
In addition to the amazing athletic accomplishments that have taken place at Staples Center, the venue has played host to countless marquee events in the world of entertainment. Staples Center has regularly hosted The Grammys, has hosted the Democratic National Convention, and is a frequent host of WWE Summerslam, one of the biggest events on the professional wrestling calendar. These events are in addition to the countless concerts held at Staples Center, with the arena's location in Los Angeles making it an attractive destination for big name artists to perform there.
Frequently Asked Questions About Staples Center Events and Tickets
What events are at Staples Center?
Staples Center is primarily used as the home of NBA's Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers, as well as NHL's Los Angeles Kings. However, Staples Center does host a number of concerts and other events. See full Staples Center schedule above.
How much are tickets at Staples Center?
Staples Center ticket prices on the secondary market can vary depending on a number of factors. Typically, Staples Center tickets can be found for as low as $22.00, with an average price of $189.00 but can vary depending on the event.
What is Staples Center's address?
Staples Center is located at 1111 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
What city is Staples Center in?
Staples Center is located in Los Angeles
What is the capacity of Staples Center?
Staples Center has a capacity of roughly 19068, though it will depend somewhat on the event type.
When was Staples Center opened?
Staples Center was opened in 1999
Can you purchase tickets at the Staples Center box office?
Yes, you can purchase tickets at the box office. Please visit the official box office site for more details.
What is the phone number for Staples Center?
Staples Center's phone number is 213-742-7340
Does Staples Center offer concessions for sale?
Yes, you can purchase concessions at Staples Center. Please visit the official site for more details.
Does Staples Center have a coat check?
No, Staples Center does not have a coat check.
When do gates open?
It depends on the event but gates at Staples Center will typically open 1.5-2 hour(s) before the event.
Are bags allowed at Staples Center?
Yes, bags are allowed at Staples Center, but there are exceptions and we strongly recommend visiting the official Staples Center site for the latest details.
Are laptops allowed at Staples Center?
No, laptops are not allowed at Staples Center but we urge you to visit the official Staples Center site for the latest details.
Are cameras allowed at Staples Center?
Cameras are allowed at Staples Center but professional cameras are not permitted, please visit the venue's oficial site for full details on their camera policy.
Can I bring outside food to Staples Center?
No, outside food is not allowed at Staples Center but we recommend visiting the venue's official site for more details.
Are outside drinks allowed at Staples Center?
No, outside drinks are not allowed at Staples Center but we recommend visiting the venue's official site for more details.
Are animals allowed at Staples Center?
Only service animals are allowed at Staples Center
At what age do you need a ticket to enter Staples Center?
Staples Center requires a ticket for any child who is 3 or above. Please visit the official site for more details.
What is the phone number for disabled services at Staples Center?
Does Staples Center offer sign language services?
Yes, Staples Center offers sign language services for most events. Please contact the venue at 213-742-7326 to check whether they will be offered for your event.
Does Staples Center offer assisted listening devices?
Yes, Staples Center offers assisted listening devices (ALDs). Please contact the venue at 213-742-7326 to learn more.
Does Staples Center have parking?
Yes, Staples Center has parking. You can purchase parking on the venue's official site.
How much does parking at Staples Center cost?
The cheapest parking near Staples Center is usually at least $10