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Staples Center Events

1111 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015 US

Staples Center

Capacity: 20,000

Events: NBA, WNBA, NHL

Home Teams: LA Lakers, LA Clippers (NBA), LA Kings (NHL), and LA Sparks (WNBA).

About Staples Center

The Staples Center, which is now known as the center, is located in Los Angeles. This indoor, multi-purpose arena is home to several NBA teams as well as a Los Angeles NHL team and a WNBA team. It opened in 1999 and has served the area with concerts as well as sporting events. The Staples Center has even hosted the Grammy Awards on 20 occasions. The venue can be configured for each sport, event, concert, or occasion.

Staples Center Rules

This venue is hopping with events that thousands of people attend. There are a variety of rules to remember:

  • You can’t bring alcohol into the venue, but it is sold on the premises. There is strict adherence to laws, and no one under the age of 21 will be able to buy alcohol. There is also a designated driver program if anyone feels they drank too much. Alcohol stops its sale a certain amount before each game is complete to give people a chance to let whatever they had sunk in.

  • No pets are allowed other than trained service animals.

  • The Staples Center is completely cashless. There are service stations throughout the venue where you can convert cash to card if you forget to bring a card and have cash.

  • Regular cameras are permitted, but nothing professional. Video may be taken at certain events but is prohibited at other events.

  • The right attire, like shoes and shirts, have to be worn throughout any event. You may be denied entry if you are wearing something inappropriate. Costumes and full-face paint are also prohibited.

Staples Center Bag Policy

All larger bags are not allowed. Do not bring backpacks, fanny packs, totes, purses, or any other bag. The only items allowed in terms of bags are small clutches or wallets. They must be smaller than 5x9x1” and they are still subject to a search.

The only exception is medial and parental bags, which must be smaller than 14x14x6” and they have to go through an X-ray machine and screening. Only certain entrances have screening and those with these bags must enter there.

Staples Center Seating

Configuration of seats may vary between events so make sure to check the event maps of the ticketing site from which you bought your tickets from. Confirm your seat location on the Staples Center Seating Chart right here.

There are different configurations for various events, especially when you compare a sporting event to a music concert. For concerts, there is seating on the floor, but not for sports. You may want to sit in certain sections to support certain teams as well. There are also often boxes and suites to rent.

Getting to Staples Center

Staples Center by Car

The arena is situated in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, across from L.A. Live. The address is 1111 S. Figueroa Street. There are many major freeways around the arena, so driving there is completely possible. In order to figure out how traffic will affect your travels, and the best route to take, the arena website recommends using Waze.

Staples Center Parking

There are a variety of parking lots and garages around the Staples Center. See the options here.

If you want to park on property, buy a digital parking pass before you arrive. This pass is required before you gain entry. You cannot just show a receipt or confirmation on your phone, it must be the scannable parking pass.

There are also street and private parking options.

How Much Does Staples Center Parking Cost?

Parking costs anywhere from $10-40 depending on the area you secure and the event. Visit the stadium parking guide and you can choose the event you will attend and then check for parking options. The guide makes it easy to see distances, choose between prices, and secure a location for your vehicle.

Hotels Near Staples Center

  • JW Marriot Los Angeles

  • E Central Downtown Los Angeles

  • The Ritz Carlton

  • Residence Inn by Marriot Los Angeles

  • Hotel Indigo

Restaurants Near Staples Center

  • El Cholo

  • Yard House

  • Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse

  • The Original Pantry Cafe

  • Colori Kitchen

Accessibility at Staples Center

A venue available to this many people that hosts so many huge sporting events and other major events has a long list of accessibility features. Here are a few to keep in mind:

  • Accessible Parking

  • Accessible Entrances

  • Accessible Seating

  • Sensory Zones

  • Sensory Bags

  • Headphone Zones

  • Quiet Area

  • Sensory Pods

  • Wheelchair Storage

  • Captioning Services

  • Staff for questions and extra help