| 1111 S Figueroa Street|
Los Angeles, California
|Opened||October 17, 1999|
|Owner||L.A. Arena Company|
|Operator||L.A. Arena Company|
|Los Angeles Clippers (1999-present)|
Los Angeles Lakers (1999-present)
Los Angeles Sparks (2001-present)
The STAPLES Center
STAPLES Center, back-to-back recipients of the prestigious Pollstar-CIC Arena of the Year award, has earned its label as the “Sports and Entertainment Center of the World”.
Beginning with Bruce Springsteen and the E street Band’s opening night concert on October 17, 1999, over 21 million guests have come to the AEG owned and operated STAPLES Center to attend a schedule of prestigious concerts, sports events, family shows and other major attractions unmatched by any arena.
As the home of five professional sports franchises – the NBA’s Clippers and Lakers, the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, the AFL’s Los Angeles Avengers and the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks – STAPLES Center has proven to be a home court advantage for the local teams.
STAPLES Center continues to distinguish itself as the host of major, high-profile events of national and international distinction including the 2004 NBA All-Star Game, the 2002 NHL All-Star Game, 2002 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, the 2000 Democratic National Convention, five Grammy Award shows, four X Games competitions, thre WTA Tour Championships and four Pac 10 Basketball Championship tournaments.
STAPLES Center’s first six years have also been marked with performances and special events that brought international stature to Los Angeles’ sports and entertainment icon including concerts by Prince, U2, Usher, Paul McCartney, Don Henley, Madonna, Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake, Phil Collins, the Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews, Britney Spears, Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton, Janet Jackson, N Sync, Simon and Garfunkel, Van Halen, Dixie Chicks, Counting Crows, John Mayer, Shania Twain, Peter Gabriel, Ricky Martin, Tina Turner, Reba McEntire, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Depeche Mode, Cher, Bette Midler, the Backstreet Boys, Mariah Carey, Eurythmics, Googoosh, Joan Sebastian, Marco Antonio Solis and a New Year’s Eve spectacular starring the Eagles, Jackson Browne and Linda Ronstadt; world championship boxing including Lennox Lewis vs. Vitali Klitscko for the World Heavyweight Championship, “Sugar” Shane Mosley vs. Oscar De La Hoya and Roy Jones, Jr. vs. Julio Gonzalez; the first-ever Latin Grammy Awards and Barbra Streisand’s final Los Angeles concerts. In addition, the arena hosted ten sold out WWE dates, Michael Flatley’s Feet of Flames, Target Stars on Ice and the Harlem Globetrotters.
Throught the activities of the STAPLES Center Foundation, the people of Los Angeles have also been touched in a different way. Dedicated to improving the quality of life for the youth in the greater Los Angeles area through grants and educational and recreational programming, the Foundation has placed a special emphasis on contributing to the neighborhoods surrounding the arena.
Over $6 million has already been pledged to community organizations by the STAPLES Center Foundation including $1 million grants to Inner-City Arts (A public private partnership non-profit organization that provides much needed arts education for downtown elementary and middle school students) and the Walt Disney Concert Hall, home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Recently, STAPLES Center “adopted” Tenth Street Elementary School located in the heart of the Pico-Union section of downtown Los Angeles. Together, the staffs of the arena and the school have developed a groundbreaking public-private educational partnership benefiting the school in the form of grants, fundraising and an in-school volunteer program in which STAPLES Center’s staff regularly participates.
STAPLES Center has been designed with the fans of Los Angeles in mind. Guest who attend events are treated to the finest entertainment experience imaginable. The arena has 1,200 television monitors and (as part of a special designed $1.5 million facility sound system) 675 separate speakers outside of the seating area, so fans never miss any of the sights or sounds of STAPLES Center. Also featured is a $2 million specialty lighting package.
Along STAPLES Center’s five concourses are 23 refreshment stands offering a variety of dining choices including the City View Grill, a on-of-a-kin outdoor dining experience with a spectacular view of the downtown Los Angeles Skyline and the signature Royal Room located along the main concourse. The FOX Sports Sky Box, a 300-seat sports bar/restaurant, is open daily and can be found along the main concourse adjacent to TEAM LA, a retail store featuring official merchandise from the teams and events that call STAPLES Center home. Finally, arena provides 55 public restrooms including three “family” restrooms.
The STAPLES Center story is not yet complete. Recently, AEG announced plans for the creation of LA Live, a dynamic and vibrant 4 million square foot sports and entertainment district covering more than 27 acres along six city blocks adjacent to the arena dn the Los Angeles Convention Center. The development will feature NOKIA Theatre Los Angeles, a 7,100-seat state-of-the-art live theatre, a 54 story, 1000-room convention “headquarters” hotel, broadcast facilities for ESPN, 15-screen Regal Cineplex, Club NOKIA, a 2,200 capacity live music venue along with entertainment, restaurant, residential, office and exhibition space.
(213) 742-7100 Fax: (213) 742-7297 TDD/TTY: (213) 742-7889 Fox Sports Sky Box: (213) 742-7345 TEAM LA Store: (213) 742-7852 www.staplescenter.com
Address: 1111 South Figueroa Street (corner of Figueroa Street and Chick Hearn Court) Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone (213) 742-7100
Fax: (213) 742-7297
TDD/TTY: (213) 742-7889
Fox Sports Sky Box: (213) 742-7345
TEAM LA Store: (213) 742-7852
Site Area: Approximately 10 acres
Building Dimensions: Length – 764 feet by 400 feet. Height 150 feet to 110 feet
Internal Space: Nearly one million square feet.
- 18,997 for Los Angeles Lakers
- 19,060 for Los Angeles Clippers
- 18,118 for Los Angeles Kings
- 16,096 for Los Angeles Avengers
- 12,947 for Los Angeles Sparks
- 20,000 for Concerts
- 20,000 for Boxing
Luxury Suites: 160 on three levels. 15 Event Suites available on an event-by-event basis plus conference center and meeting rooms
Premier Seats: 2,500
- Fox Sports Sky Box (open for most events – entrance at 11th and Figueroa Streets – and via Main Concourse during events)
- American Express Arena Club (Suite Level A – membership only)
- Grand Reserve Club (Suite Level A – membership only)
- City View Grill (Upper Concourse – open during events)
- Royal Room – restaurant & lounge (Main Concourse)
- 23 Refreshment Stands throughout STAPLES Center
Anchor Tenants: Los Angeles Lakers (NBA), Los Angeles Clippers (NBA), Los Angeles Kings (NHL), Los Angeles Avengers (AFL), Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA).
Parking: Approximately 3,300 spaces owned or operated by STAPLES Center within four blocks of the arena.
First Hockey Game: October 20, 1999 – Los Angeles Kings vs. Boston Bruins
First Basketball Games:
Owner/Developer – AEG and L.A. Arena Company
General Contractor – PCL Construction
Architect – NBBJ Sports and Entertainment
Cost: $407 Million – privately financed.
Directions to STAPLES Center from LAX/El Segundo (media parking) • Take Century Freeway (105) East to Harbor Freeway (110) North
• Proceed to Santa Monica Freeway (10) West (at downtown)
• Immediately Exit at Pico Blvd.
• Go straight (across Pico Blvd.) on Cherry Street
• Turn right into the West Hall parking lot
• Media parking will be at the Los Angeles Convention Center West Hall Parking lot
Directions from Westside (media parking)
• Take Santa Monica Freeway (10) East to Harbor (110) North
• Travel approx. 2 miles to 9th Street Exit.
• Go straight (East) on 9th Street to Flower Street.
• Right on Flower Street (South) 3 blocks to Pico Blvd.
• Right (West) on Pico Blvd.
• Right (North) on Cherry
• Turn right into the West Hall parking lot
• Media parking will be at the Los Angeles Convention Center West Hall Parking Lot
Telephone Company Contact:
- For lines and instruments, contact STAPLES Center’s Telecommunications Manager: (213) 742-7245
- Radio/Television Technical Contact: Steve Thrap, Broadcast Manager: (213) 742-7253
Primary Media Entrance: Private entrance adjacent to 11th Street Entry (between Figueroa and Georgia Streets). Stairway leads down to Event Level.
Press Will Call: Thru Primary Media Entrance at Event Level.
Press Room Entrance: Stairway from Primary Media Entrance leads directly to Chick Hearn Press Room on Event Level.
Media Work Room: Connected to Chick Hearn Press Room on Event Level.
Press Box: The Bob Miller Press Box is above the Upper Concourse on west side of STAPLES Center. Accessible via stairway on Upper Concourse and by elevators located opposite press room on Event Level.
Dressing Rooms: Event Level, east side of arena
General Will Call: Located at Box Office at Star Plaza Entrance, 11th and Figueroa Streets
Tickets: Available thru Ticketmaster
Parking: Available on-site at general admission parking lots and pre-paid through Ticketmaster. Guests are encouraged to log on to web site, www.staplescenter.com for parking lot locations.
On-site Parking Information: Tune radio to 1630 AM Parking & Traffic Information: (213) 742-7275 Metro Rail and Metro Busses: (800) COMMUTE
LADOT/DASH/Commuter Express: 808-2273 (no area code needed)
Taxi Cab Services:
- Yellow Cab (800) 272-8294
- Checker Cab (800) 300-5007
- Bell Cab (800) 666-6664
- L.A. Taxi (213) 627-7000
- Independent Taxi Owners Assoc. (800) 521-8294
- United Independent Taxi Drivers (800) 822-8294
Downtown Los Angeles
- Café Pinot 700 W. 5th St. (213) 239-6500
- California Pizza Kitchen 735 S. Figueroa St. (213) 228-8500
- Ciudad 445 S. Figueroa St. (213) 486-5171
- Daily Grill 612 S. Flower St. (213) 622-4500
- Engine Co. 28 644 S. Figueroa St. (213) 624-6996
- Fox Sports Sky Box 1111 S. Figueroa St. (213) 742-7345
(at STAPLES Center – during events only)
- Liberty Grill 1037 S. Flower St. (213) 746-3400
- McCormack & Schmicks 633 W. 5th St. (213) 629-1929
- Morton’s 735 S. Figueroa Street (213) 553-4566
- Nick & Stef’s 330 S. Hope St. (213) 680-0330
- Roy’s 800 S. Figueroa St. (213)488-4984
- The Palm 3200 S. Flower St. (213) 763-4600
- The Tower 1150 S. Olive St. (213) 746-1554
- The Water Grill 544 Grand Ave. (213) 891-0900
- Zucca Ristorante 801 South Figueroa (213) 614-7800
- Hilton Checkers Hotel Los Angeles 535 S. Grand Ave. (213) 624-0000
- Holiday Inn City Center 1020 S. Figueroa St. (213) 748-1281
- Holiday Inn Downtown 750 Garland Ave. (213) 628-5242
- Hotel Figueroa 939 S. Figueroa St. (213) 627-8971
- Los Angeles Marriott Downtown 333 S Figueroa St. (213) 617-1133
- The New Otani Hotel & Garden 120 S. Los Angeles St. (213) 629-1200
- The Millennium Biltmore Hotel 506 S. Grand Ave. (213) 624-1011
- Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown 711 S. Hope St. (213) 683-1234
- Standard Hotel, Downtown Los Angeles 550 S. Flower St. (213) 892-8080
- Wilshire Grand Los Angeles 930 Wilshire Blvd. (213) 688-7777
- President/CEO Timothy J. Leiweke
- President, AEG Sports Shawn Hunter
- Executive Vice President, CFO Dan Beckerman
- Executive Vice President, General Counsel Ted Fikre
- Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer Kevin McDowell
- Senior Vice President, General Manager Lee Zeidman
- Vice President, Communications Michael Roth
- Vice President, Events and Booking Christy Castillo
- Vice President, Ticket Operations Larry Chu
- Vice President, Corporate Sales and Services Tracy Hartman
- Vice President, Merchandising Sean Ryan
- Vice President, Creative, AEG Todd Howk
- Vice President, Sales & Marketing Chris McGowan
- Executive Producer, Facilities Presentation Wade Loewe