Staples Center Visitors Guide: Upcoming Events & Information

Venue: Staples Center
Home to: Los Angeles Kings (NHL), Los Angeles Lakers (NBA), Los Angeles Clippers (NBA), Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA)
Capacity: Basketball: 19,060 (Clippers) Basketball (2): 18,997 (Lakers) Ice hockey: 18,230 Arena football: 16,096 Concerts: 19,000 Boxing/Wrestling: 21,000 Concert theatre: 8,000
Roof: Closed
Address: 1111 South Figueroa Street
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

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Staples Center Tips: Events, Parking, Best Seats, Guide

This Staples Center tips guide will help you plan your next visit to Los Angeles. We have tons of information below including:

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Staples Center Summary

Staples Center is the premier sports and concert venue in downtown Los Angeles. It opened in 1999 as the home to both Los Angeles NBA Basketball teams and Los Angeles’ NHL hockey team.

Staples Center is located in the west downtown area of Los Angeles and sits in the middle of the Grammy Museum and the Los Angeles Convention Center. Outside of the stadium are statues of Magic Johnson (NBA) and Wayne Gretsky (NHL), two Los Angeles sports icons.

The last major overhaul to the arena happened in 2010, when all locker rooms were revamped and an improved scoreboard was installed.

The stadium is nearby both I-10 and Highway 110 to the south and west respectively.

Some other noteworthy amenities in the Staples Center include:

  • Guests can connect to a Wifi service by turning on Wifi on their wireless devices and selecting VerizonWifi from the available networks.
  • Entertain clients in executive styler Premier Seats at Staples Center. These provide you with tickets to every sports event at Staples Center as well as playoff tickets, priority access to all concerts and events located at Staples Center, preferred parking with a private entrance, dedicated service and sales staff and more!
  • Team LA Store offers the largest selection of licensed merchandise for all LA teams. It is located next to the Staples CenterAdministration Office Tower.
  • The San Manuel Club is an exclusive restaurant and bar located on Delta Suite Level A for Private Suite, Premier Seat, and Premier Tables and Lounge Ticket Holders. The Club features a variety of food options as well as a full bar. 15 flat screen televisions located throughout so you never miss a minute of the action.


Being in downtown Los Angeles, there are tons of nearby hotels, restaurants, attractions, and things to do. We have some of the major items listed below in this Staples Center visitors guide! Make sure to comment below with any other questions, comments, and suggestions you might have!

Upcoming Staples Center Events

Upcoming concert events at Staples Center in Los Angeles are listed below. Click on the 'Buy Tickets' link to be redirected right to Ticketmaster where you can buy tickets! Click on the links in the event name to check out our full guide for that event.

DateNameTickets Starting AtTickets Link
July 06- 2024HOMBRES G - 40 Aniversario Tour 2024$39.50
July 10- 2024Diljit Dosanjh - DIL-LUMINATI TOUR
July 10- 2024Diljit Dosanjh
July 11- 2024Missy Elliott - OUT OF THIS WORLD - THE EXPERIENCE$99.50
July 12- 2024Missy Elliott - OUT OF THIS WORLD - THE EXPERIENCE$59.50
July 13- 2024Pepe Aguilar - Jaripeo "Hasta Los Huesos"$40.50
July 14- 2024Pepe Aguilar - Jaripeo "Hasta Los Huesos"$40.50
July 26- 2024KCON - Friday
July 27- 2024KCON - Saturday
July 28- 2024KCON - 3 DAY PASS
July 28- 2024KCON - Sunday
July 31- 2024Jhene Aiko w/ Coi Leray
August 06- 2024Chris Brown - The 11:11 Tour$59.50
August 07- 2024Chris Brown - The 11:11 Tour$59.50
August 16- 2024Santa Fe Klan - Blanco y Negro US Tour$39.50
August 20- 2024Don Omar
September 03- 2024$UICIDEBOY$ w/ Denzel Curry
September 06- 2024Jelly Roll: Beautifully Broken Tour$59.50
September 12- 2024Chayanne
September 14- 2024Gloria Trevi - Mi Soundtrack US Tour 2024$39.50
September 18- 2024Childish Gambino w/ Willow Smith
September 19- 2024Childish Gambino w/ Willow Smith
September 21- 2024Nicki Minaj Presents: Pink Friday 2 World Tour$59.50
October 01- 2024Hans Zimmer
October 11- 2024Hans Zimmer
October 17- 2024Maverick City Music
November 15- 2024Sabrina Carpenter w/ Declan Mckenna
November 22- 2024MercyMe w/ Zach Williams
June 02- 2026Panter Belico$39.50

Staples Center Parking Tips

Grab an awesome parking spot before you head to the stadium! Use the SpotHero widget below to select your event, view nearby parking to the stadium, and purchase your parking pass in advance.


Staples Center Seating Chart & Tips

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Staples Center Nearby Hotels To Stay At

There are a large number of Los Angeles hotels located north and east to the Staples Center. Being in downtown Los Angeles, the price for all of the hotels nearby are quite high.

If you are looking to stay nearby the Staples Center on a budget, The Freehand and Ace Hotel are two lesser-known hotels with good reviews amongst its guests.

On the high end, downtown Los Angeles is home to hotels such as the JW Marriott, Residence Inn, the Omni, and the Hilton Checkers, which all provide great amenities for a price.

Listed below are all of the hotels around Staples Center in Los Angeles. Enter your dates and the map will automatically update with live hotel prices for your stay!

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Restaurants Near Staples Center

Again, being in downtown Los Angeles means plenty of food choices nearby the Staples Center.

For a quick bite to eat, there are multiple Subways near the stadium, as well as Chipotle and Panda Express.

There are a number of franchise chain restaurants to check out nearby like Wolfgang Puck and The Yard House Sports Bar.

For fine dining, both Fleming’s and the Palm are two high-end steakhouses only a few blocks away from The Staples Center.

Right across the street from the Staples Center is LA Live, a complex with multiple restaurants and shops to visit before and after the game. LA Live also has an outdoor skating rink where you can skate in downtown Los Angeles almost year round.

Listed below are the top five rated restaurants in Los Angeles within 2 miles (3.2km) of Staples Center according to Yelp.

NameRatingPriceAddressMore Info
From Memphis With Love Wings & Things5 / 5215 W 14th St
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(901) 663-1206
Moon Light Kitchen5 / 5Los Angeles, CA 90015

(323) 443-4948
Naomi’s Sushi5 / 5Los Angeles, CA 90006

(323) 445-9413
Yang Ga Neh5 / 5$1676 W 11th St
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 381-3358
The Primitive Gourmet5 / 5Los Angeles, CA 90015

(818) 469-0372

Best Attractions in Los Angeles

As we mentioned above in the restaurants section, across the street from the Staples Center is LA Live. Many tourists and visitors head to this area before and after the game for a bite to eat, to skate on the outdoor rink, or to check out many daily attractions, events, and shows.

Also right nearby LA Live is the Grammy Music museum.

For some green space, Grand Hope Park is less than a mile northeast of the Staples Center. You can find playground, lawn, and an iconic clock tower here.

Other Staples Center Information

Staples Center Fun Facts

  1. There is a secret tunnel which connects the away team locker room to a back door of the home team locker room.
  2. There are 160 luxury suites, 23 restaurants and over 1,200 television monitors throughout the arena
  3. Staples Center is named after the office supply store Staples who paid for the naming rights.
  4. The stadium has a total of 12 locker rooms.
  5. Staples Center stands more than 150 feet tall.
  6. The stadium used to be home to the Los Angeles Avengers from the Arena Football League from 2000 until 2008.
  7. In 2013, PETA called the Staples Center the most “Vegetarian Friendly” arena in the NBA.


Looking for more Staples Center information including what makes it such a great venue? Check out our reasons why Staples Center is a premier concert venue.

Staples Center Stadium Foods

Here are some of our favourite chosen concession stands within the Staples Center:


Blaze Pizza

Located across from Section 109-110
Pizzas: BBQ Chicken, Pepperoni, Simple Pie, Veg Out, Seasonal 1-Top Vegetarian
Salads: Chicken Caesar
Desserts: Chocolate Chip Cookie, Brownie
Beverages: Draft Beer, Fountain Soda, Bottled Water

BS Taqueria
Located next to Section 117
Favorites: Street Tacos, Loaded Nachos, Carne Asada Nachos
Snacks: Chips and Guacamole or Salsa, Churros
Specialty Drinks: House Crafted Margaritas, Sangria
Beverages: Draft Beer, Fountain Soda, vitamin water, Bottled Water
Impact Sports Bar & Grill
Located across from Section 116
Favorites: Classic Sliders, Baja Sliders, Buffalo Chicken Wings, Chicken Caesar Salad, Market Salad, Chips & Dip Duo, Tater Tots (Regular and Garlic Tots), Jameson Whisky BBQ Salad, Turkey Sliders
Dave’s Doghouse Dogs: Dave’s Dog, California Dog, Mac N’ Cheese Dog
Beverages: Signature Cocktails and Wine, Mixed Drinks, Craft and Premium Draft Beer, Canned Beer, Fountain Soda, Bottled Water
Located next to Section 301
Favorites: Beef French Dip, All Natural Turkey Dip, Loaded Chili Cheese Nachos, Downtown Dog, Skyscraper Dog
Snacks: Super Nachos, Popcornopolis, Popcorn, Peanuts, Chips, Candy
Beverages: Frozen Cocktails, Draft Beer, Fountain Soda, Vitamin Water, Bottled Water, Coffee, Hot Chocolate
Gluten Free: Popcornopolis, Skittles, Gummy Bears
The Staples Center also boasts and advertises many Vegetarian selections in its concourses, including:
  • One Top Seasonal Pizza  – Located at Blaze Pizza
  • Sweet Potato Fajita Nachos  Located at Tostitos Nachos Carts
  • The Vegan Experience  Luxury and Event Suites Guests
  • Impossible Meat Dumplings  Available to Luxury and Event Suites & Courtside Guests
  • Baked Impossible Meatballs  Available to Luxury and Event Suites
  • Avoid Gluten Bundle  Available to Luxury and Event Suite Guests
  • Vegetarian Empanadas – Available at Golden Road Brew House
  • Asian Salad  Available at Impact Sports Bar
  • Wetzel’s Pretzel –   Available all Wetzel’s Pretzel’s locations in Luxury and Event Suites, Suite Level A, Main and Upper Concourse Concessions
  • Tater Tots  Available throughout Concessions and Premium area. 
  • Asian Salad  Available at Impact Sports Bar
  • Three Cheese Mac n Cheese – Available in Suite Level A Carveries, SmokeHouse BBQ, Deli Dash and Goose Island Concession on Main Concourse
  • Wetzel’s Pretzels – Available in Luxury and Event Suites, Suite Level A Carveries, both Main and Upper Concourse
  • Tofu Bahn Mi – Visit Spotlight or Skyline Grill on Suite Level A to try our Tofu Bahn Mi Sandwich.
  • Cheetos’s Crushed Mac n Cheese – Available in Luxury and Events Suites
  • Wetzel’s Pretzels Available in Luxury and Event Suites, Suite Level A Carveries, both Main and Upper Concourse
  • Fresh Seasonal Salads – Outtakes, Coca Cola Landing, Coolers by Budweiser, Goose Island Brew PubV&VN
  • BS Taqueria Nachos – BS Taqueria

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