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:

                    Do you have any other Staples Center tips to share? Comment below at the bottom of this guide and help others out! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for up to the minute concert news and information!

                    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
                    August 20- 2022KCON
                    August 21- 2022KCON
                    September 14- 2022Kendrick Lamar - The Big Steppers Tour$69.00
                    September 15- 2022Kendrick Lamar - The Big Steppers Tour$69.00
                    September 16- 2022Kendrick Lamar - The Big Steppers Tour$69.00
                    September 17- 2022Kendrick Lamar - The Big Steppers Tour$69.00
                    September 23- 2022Michael Buble
                    September 24- 2022Morgan Wallen: The Dangerous Tour$60.00
                    September 25- 2022Morgan Wallen: The Dangerous Tour$49.50
                    September 27- 2022Roger Waters: This Is Not a Drill
                    September 27- 2022Roger Waters
                    September 28- 2022Roger Waters: This Is Not a Drill
                    September 28- 2022Roger Waters
                    October 07- 2022Christian Nodal
                    October 11- 2022Chris Brown - Indigoat Tour 2019
                    October 14- 2022Pepe Aguilar Presenta Jaripeo Sin Fronteras$40.50
                    October 15- 2022Pepe Aguilar Presenta Jaripeo Sin Fronteras$40.50
                    October 21- 2022KAROL G: $TRIP LOVE TOUR
                    October 22- 2022KAROL G: $TRIP LOVE TOUR
                    November 15- 2022Post Malone: Twelve Carat Tour$49.50
                    November 16- 2022Post Malone: Twelve Carat Tour$39.50
                    November 23- 2022Fuerza Regida - Del Barrio Hasta Aquí Tour 2022$39.50
                    November 26- 2022Wisin y Yandel: La Ultima Mision$45.00
                    December 02- 2022Marca MP
                    January 21- 2023Calibash - Two Day Combo
                    January 21- 2023Calibash
                    January 22- 2023Calibash
                    March 13- 2023Carrie Underwood

                    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

                    Staples Center Basketball Seating Chart


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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
                    BROKEN MOUTH | Lee's Homestyle5 / 5$$718 S Los Angeles St
                    Los Angeles, CA 90014
                    (213) 418-9588
                    Mex Peru Gipsy5 / 5$$414 E 12th St
                    Los Angeles, CA 90015
                    (213) 748-1773
                    Ranchos Onsite Tacos5 / 5Los Angeles, CA 90015

                    (213) 296-8061
                    Strada Eateria & Bar4.5 / 5$$$825 W 9th St
                    Los Angeles, CA 90015
                    (213) 822-4558
                    Burrow Bar & Kitchen4.5 / 5$$821 S Flower St
                    Los Angeles, CA 90017
                    (213) 784-3050

                    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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