Crypto.com Arena (formerly the Staples Center) is a multi-use arena in downtown Los Angeles, primarily occupied by the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA and the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL. While they're the primary teams to play there, it is also the home of the LA Sparks. Crypto.com Arena hosts over 250 events a year, which brings in nearly 4,000,000 patrons each calendar year. For decades fans in Los Angeles came to the Staples Center, but in 2021 the venue changed name to Crypto.com Arena.
The arena opened in 1999 and the first event ever to take place was on October 17, 1999, when Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band played. The center is part of L.A. Live, which is a retail and live event area in downtown L.A. that includes the Nokia Theatre and Club Nokia, the Grammy Museum, ESPN broadcasting studios, as well as retail shops, restaurants, hotels, and residences.
- Capacity: Approximately 20,000
- Events: Concerts, Basketball, Hockey, Boxing, Arena Football, Tennis, Wrestling & Special Shows
- Sections: Floor, Loge, Upper, Mid, Suites & Premier Levels
- Where are the most popular sections to sit at Crypto.com Arena? Usually, we might suggest a good medium between the upper level and the floor seats, but in the Staples Center, you want to get as close as possible to the court. While basketball is great, we suggest it because of celebrities. Everyone wants to see one when they take a trip to L.A., and there's always some at Lakers games. Jack Nicholson is a regular, but you'll see anyone from Leonardo DiCaprio to Larry David at games throughout the season.