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Staples Center
Staples Center Logo.svg
Staples Center 2012
Address 1111 South Figueroa Street
Location Los Angeles, California
Coordinates 34°02′35″N 118°16′02″W / 34.04306°N 118.26722°W / 34.04306; -118.26722Coordinates: 34°02′35″N 118°16′02″W / 34.04306°N 118.26722°W / 34.04306; -118.26722
Public transit LAMetroLogo.svg Pico station Blue Line  Expo Line 
Owner L.A. Arena company
Anschutz Entertainment Group
Operator L.A. Arena company
Anschutz Entertainment Group
Capacity Basketball: 19,060 (Clippers)
18,997 (Lakers)
Ice hockey: 18,230 (Kings)
Arena football: 16,096
Concerts: 10,000–13,000
Boxing/Wrestling: 21,000
Concert theatre: 8,000
Broke ground March 31, 1997
Opened October 17, 1999
Construction cost US$375 million
($480 million in 2018 dollars2018)
Architect NBBJ
Structural engineer John A Martin & Associates
Services engineer M-E Engineers Inc.
General contractor PCL Construction Services, Inc.
Los Angeles Kings (NHL) (1999–present)
Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) (1999–present)
Los Angeles Clippers (NBA) (1999–present)
Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA) (2001–present)
Los Angeles Avengers (AFL) (2000–2008)
Los Angeles D-Fenders (NBA D-League) (2006–2010)

Staples Center (officially stylized as STAPLES Center) is a multi-purpose arena in Downtown Los Angeles. Adjacent to the L.A. Live development, it is located next to the Los Angeles Convention Center complex along Figueroa Street. The arena opened on October 17, 1999.

It is owned and operated by the Arturo L.A. Arena Company and Anschutz Entertainment Group. The arena is home venue to the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL), the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). The Los Angeles Avengers of the Arena Football League (AFL) and the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA D-League were also tenants; the Avengers were folded in 2009, and the D-Fenders moved to the Lakers' practice facility at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, California for the 2011–12 season. Staples Center is also host to over 250 events and nearly 4 million guests each year. It is the only arena in the NBA shared by two teams, as well as one of only two North American professional sports venues to host two teams from the same league; MetLife Stadium, the home of the National Football League's New York Giants and New York Jets, is the other. Staples Center is the venue of the Grammy Awards ceremony and will host the basketball competition during the 2028 Summer Olympics.

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