Staples Center

This multipurpose sports arena has hosted some of the world’s biggest musical acts and is home to two National Basketball Association teams.

Visit the STAPLES Center and see a major sporting or entertainment event. This arena is home to the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers National Basketball Association (NBA) teams. Take a tour of downtown Los Angeles and view the STAPLES Center or book a ticket for a major event.

The STAPLES Center has hosted popular music superstars, including Beyoncé, Mariah Carey and Taylor Swift. See a wide range of exclusive events in this arena, including National Hockey League (NHL) and Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) games.

Take a short walk from the STAPLES Center to a number of neighboring entertainment venues, including the Microsoft Theater and the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live. This concentration of venues is Los Angeles’ leading entertainment complex and features cinemas and many high-quality restaurants.

Walk through the Grammy Museum within the L.A. Live complex. Discover the Songwriters Hall of Fame Gallery on the fourth floor. See artifacts including clothing and musical instruments in the Enduring Traditions exhibit. The gallery also includes a range of interactive screens, where you can trace the history and turning points of American music.

See current-release films in L.A. Live’s cinema complex. L.A. Live also hosts several red carpet events year-round, including the GRAMMYs, Emmys, ESPYs and American Music Awards. Dine at a range of high-quality restaurants serving globally inspired cuisine.

Use underground parking lots in downtown Los Angeles when visiting the entertainment district. Check the official website for information on upcoming events at the STAPLES Center.

The STAPLES Center is located in downtown Los Angeles, about 16 miles (26 kilometers) from Los Angeles International Airport. Stay in luxury hotels or less expensive inns and guesthouses in the downtown area.

As part of Downtown Los Angeles’ lively entertainment district, the STAPLES Center is a great place to enjoy major sporting and music events year-round.