People 11/4/10The Lakers may reign supreme—but we can't help but notice some other guys seated courtside. Look for David Beckham, Leo DiCaprio and Zac Efron cheering on, and just try to keep your eye on the ball.
1111 S. Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90015
sports arena, live music, events center
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In each of its first two years, STAPLES Center received the prestigious Pollstar-CIC Arena of the Year award. From this auspicious beginning, it has clearly established itself as a world-class arena and the Sports and Entertainment Center of the World. As the 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 has proven to be a home court advantage for the local teams. The Lakers capped-off each of their first three seasons at STAPLES Center by winning consecutive NBA Championships while the Sparks captured back-to-back WNBA Championships in their debut seasons at STAPLES Center. The Kings and Clippers have both set franchise records for attendance and sellouts since making STAPLES Center their home. In addition to the impressive schedule of sports and entertainment events, STAPLES Center continues to distinguish itself as the host of high-profile events of national and international distinction. These include the 2000 Democratic National Convention, the 2002 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, the 2002 NHL All-Star game, the 2004 NBA All-Star Game, 2009 ISU World Figure Skating Championships, nine GRAMMY Awards shows, the innovative ESPN X Games, the WTA Tour Championships, and is the home to the NCAA Men's Pacific Life Pac 10 Basketball Championships.
Eats & Drinks
Be sure to stop by LA Live to watch even MORE sports at the ESPN Zone where you can eat and drink; or drink one of the hundreds of beers on tap at The Yardhouse.
STAPLES Center's first nine years have also been marked with performances and special events that brought international stature to Los Angeles' sports & entertainment icon including concerts by Prince, U2, Usher, Paul McCartney, Don Henley, Madonna, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Garth Brooks, Phil Collins, the Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews, Britney Spears, Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton, Janet Jackson, *N Sync, Simon & Garfunkel, Van Halen, Dixie Chicks, Counting Crows, John Mayer, Shania Twain, Peter Gabriel, Ricky Martin, Tina Turner, Luis Miguel, Billy Joel, Lionel Ritchie, The Police, Reba McEntire, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Rod Stewart, Tool, Shakira, Depeche Mode, Cher, Bette Midler, The Backstreet Boys, Mariah Carey, Eurythmics, Googoosh, Joan Sebastian, Marco Antonio Solis and a New Year's Eve spectacular starring The Eagles, Jackson Browne and Linda Ronstadt; world championship boxing including Lennox Lewis vs. Vitali Klitschko for the World Heavyweight Championship, "Sugar" Shane Mosley vs. Oscar De La Hoya and Roy Jones, Jr. vs. Julio Gonzalez and the first-ever Latin Grammy Awards. In addition, the arena hosted ten sold-out WWE dates, Michael Flatley's Feet of Flames, Stars on Ice, UFC 39 and the Harlem Globetrotters.
Celebrities like Khloe Kardashian and Leonardo Dicaprio are just a few of the many regulars at the Stapes Center who are there to see games or any other special events going on.
NHL 10/5/10Fanatic Fact: Franchise scoring leader is Marcel Dionne who scored 550 goals and 757 assists for 1307 points in 921 games for the Kings.
Ellen DeGeneres 9/7/10Some of Los Angeles’ biggest events happen here, including the Grammy awards. Andy got to experience the stars up close and personal on the red carpet last year! Look out for his short shorts.
VH1 2/9/13Watch Grammy Night LIVE on VH1.com starting Sunday 6/5C!
HuffPost 7/26/10In the post-game melee after the Lakers' championship, a taxi cab was torched. Staples Center owner AEG gave the driver $10,000 in compensation.