Staples Center
Location:
1111 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California, 90015

Broke Ground:
March 31, 1998

Opened:
October 17, 1999

Construction cost:
$375 Million

Architect:
NBBJ

Capacity
19,079 (Basketball)
Staples Center is not only home to the Los Angeles Lakers, but also the Los Angeles Clippers (NBA), Los Angeles Kings (NHL), and Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA). Staples Center is located next to the Los Angeles Convention center and is across the street from the entertainment complex called L.A. Live. Opening on October 17, 1999, Staples Center hosts over 250 events and nearly 4,000,000 visitors a year.

In addition to basketball and hockey games, Staples Center regularly hosts a number of concerts. There are 160 luxury suites which includes the 15 event suites located on three levels between the lower and upper bowls.

Outside of the stadium are statues of Wayne Gretzky, who played for the Kings, Magic Johnson, a former Laker great, boxer Oscar De La Hoya and long time Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn.

Prior to moving to Staples Center, the Lakers played at the Great Western Forum from 1967 to 1999.

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Getting to Staples Center


LAX
  • Take 105E to 110N
  • Exit at Adams Blvd. and turn left
  • Continue on Adams. Turn right on Figueroa Street

San Fernando Valley and Santa Clarita Valley
  • Take 101S to 110S
  • Exit Olympic Blvd. and turn right at end of ramp (Blaine Street)
  • Turn right on Olympic Blvd.
  • Continue on Olympic Blvd. and turn right at Figueroa Street

San Bernardino, Riverside, Pomona, Ontario
  • Take 10W (towards Los Angeles)
  • Take 110N and exit at Pico Boulevard
  • Continue north past Pico Blvd. (on Cherry St.) to 11th Street and turn right

Thousand Oaks, Simi Valle
  • Take 405S to 10E
  • Take 10E (towards Los Angeles)
  • Exit 10E at Hoover Street. Turn left on Hoover.
  • Continue north on Hoover, bear right on Alvarado.
  • Turn right to Olympic Blvd. and turn right at Figueroa Street

San Diego, Orange County, Anaheim
  • 405N to 110N
  • Exit at Adams Blvd. and turn left
  • Continue on Adams. Turn right on Figueroa Street

Metro Rail
You can take the Metro Rail to Pico Station, which is just a short walk away from Staples Center. For more information, click here.

Metro Bus
The bus system serves all of Los Angeles and has many lines that stop near Staples Center including lines 441, 442 and 81. For more information, click here.

DASH
The DASH bus has several stops on Figueroa St., adjacent to Staples Center. For more information, click here.

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