* Address: 1111 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles
* Country: United States
* Capacity: 19,000
* Opened: 17 October 1999
* Main use: Basketball, ice hockey
* Tenants: Los Angeles Clippers (basketball), Los Angeles Kings (ice hockey), Los Angeles Lakers (basketball), Los Angeles Sparks (basketball)
Extra stadium info – STAPLES Center
The construction costs of the STAPLES Center were $375 million. It is known as a venue for several events, like arena football, basketball, boxing, concerts, figure skating, ice hockey, mixed martial arts, political events, tennis and wrestling. The Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers play National Basketball Association home games at the STAPLES Center. It is also used for National Hockey League home games of the Los Angeles Kings and Women’s National Basketball Association home games of the Los Angeles Sparks. The Clippers and the Lakers are among the most popular basketball clubs in the world. The Los Angeles Kings ice hockey club is among the most popular ice hockey clubs in the world.
Statues of Earvin Johnson (a former player of the Los Angeles Lakers) and Wayne Gretzky (a former player of the Los Angeles Kings) were unveiled outside the arena. Several more statues of famous athletes were unveiled later. In 2000, the STAPLES Center hosted its first match of the championship series of the NBA. The Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA championship that year after defeating the Indiana Pacers. In 2012, the arena hosted its first match of the championship series of the NHL. The Los Angeles Kings won their first Stanley Cup that year after defeating the New Jersey Devils.