The Staples Centre is situated on South Figueroa Street beside the Los Angeles Convention Centre in downtown Los Angeles, California. The L.A. Live complex neighbours the building’s other side. The Staples Centre is regarded as the dominant sports locale of the Los Angeles City area as well as a trendy entertainment venue.
Multiple sports are represented by the Staples Centre arena including the Lakers and Clippers basketball teams and Kings hockey team. An avid point of interest is the collection of statues that sit outside the venue in Star Plaza, the original statues portraying Wayne Gretzky and Magic Johnson. The Staples Centre is the site for many major sporting events as well as popular concerts and events.
Multiple nearby parking lots provide for personal vehicular access to the Staples Centre. Many bus and metro lines service routes between stops on Figueroa St including the nearest Chick Hearn/Pico station. It is a 20-minute drive by car from the Los Angeles International Airport to the centre.
The Staples Centre has been the host site of innumerable significant events including multiple NBA Finals, NBA All-Star Games, UFC events, X-Games, Grammy Awards, and the 2000 Democratic National Convention. The centre garners continuous public recognition and has been awarded Best New Major Concert Venue and Arena of the Year by Pollstar Magazine.