|Location||1111 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California 90015
|Operator||L.A. Arena Company
Anschutz Entertainment Group
|Capacity||Basketball: 19,060 (Clippers Games)
18,997 (Lakers Games)
Ice hockey: 18,230
Arena football: 16,096
Concert theatre: 8,000
|Field size||950,000 square feet (88,000 m2)|
|Broke ground||March 31, 1998|
|Opened||October 17, 1999|
|Construction cost||US$375 million
($533 million in 2016 dollars)
|Structural engineer||John A Martin & Associates|
|Services engineer||M-E Engineers Inc.|
|General contractor||PCL Construction Services, Inc.|
|Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) (1999–present)
Los Angeles Clippers (NBA) (1999–present)
Los Angeles Kings (NHL) (1999–present)
Los Angeles Avengers (AFL) (2000–2008)
Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA) (2001–present)
Los Angeles D-Fenders (NBA D-League) (2006–2010)
SummerSlam (WWE) (2009-2014)
Staples Center is a multi-purpose sports 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. Opening on October 17, 1999, it is one of the major sporting facilities in the Greater Los Angeles Area.
It is owned and operated by the L.A. Arena Company and Anschutz Entertainment Group. The arena is home to the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL), 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.
Structure and architecture
Staples Center measures 950,000 square feet (88,257.9 m2) of total space, with a 94-foot (28.7 m) by 200-foot (61.0 m) arena floor. It stands 150 feet (45.7 m) tall. The arena seats up to 19,067 for basketball, 18,340 for ice hockey, and around 20,000 for concerts or other sporting events. Two-thirds of the arena's seating, including 2,500 club seats, are in the lower bowl. There are also 160 luxury suites, including 15 event suites, on three levels between the lower and upper bowls. The arena's attendance record is held by the fight between World WBA Welterweight Champion, Antonio Margarito and Shane Mosley with a crowd of 20,820 set on January 25, 2009.
- Star Plaza
Outside the arena at the Star Plaza are statues of Wayne Gretzky and Magic Johnson, although both played at The Forum, where the Kings, Lakers and Sparks previously played. A third statue of boxer Oscar De La Hoya was unveiled outside Staples Center on December 1, 2008. On April 20, 2010 a fourth statue of the late long time Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn, behind a Laker desk with a chair for fans to sit down for a picture, was unveiled. A fifth statue of the Laker legend Jerry West dribbling was unveiled on February 17, 2011. A sixth statue of Lakers player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was unveiled on November 16, 2012. A seventh statue of former Kings' Hall of Fame left wing Luc Robitaille was unveiled on March 7, 2015. The Los Angeles Lakers announced that they will honor Shaquille O'Neal with a statue that will be unveiled during the 2016-17 season.
Construction broke ground in 1998 and the Staples Center was opened a year later. It was financed privately at a cost of US$375 million and is named for the office-supply company Staples, Inc., which was one of the center's corporate sponsors that paid for naming rights. The arena opened on October 17, 1999, with a Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band concert as its inaugural event.
Staples Center was named Best New Major Concert Venue for 1999 and Arena of the Year for 2000 and 2001 by Pollstar Magazine and has been nominated each year since 2000.
On October 21, 2009, Staples Center celebrated its 10th anniversary. To commemorate the occasion, the venue's official web site nominated 25 of the arena's greatest moments from its first ten years with fans voting on the top ten.
During the late summer of 2010, modifications were made to the arena, including refurbished locker rooms for the Clippers, Kings, and Lakers and the installation of a new high-definition center-hung video scoreboard, replacing the original one that had been in place since the building opened in 1999. The Panasonic Live 4HD scoreboard was officially unveiled on September 22, as AEG and Staples Center executives, as well as player representatives from the Clippers (Craig Smith), Kings (Matt Greene), and Lakers (Sasha Vujacic) were on hand for the presentation.
|Year||Date||Nationality||Headlining Acts||Tours||Supporting Acts||Attendance||Box Office|
|1999||October 17, 18, 21 & 23||United States||Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band||Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Reunion Tour||N/A|
|November 13||Puerto Rico||Ricky Martin||Livin' la Vida Loca Tour||15,241 / 15,241||$959,760|
|2000||February 2 & 3||United States||Cher||Do You Believe Tour||12,410 / 14,738||$745,385|
|February 23||N/A||42nd Annual Grammy Awards||N/A|
|March 16||United States||Mariah Carey||Rainbow World Tour||15,627 / 15,627||$990,648|
|September 20 & 21||Barbra Streisand||Timeless Tour||31,284 / 31,284||$12,600,000|
|October 7||Faith Hill
|October 21||Iran||Googoosh||Googoosh Comeback Tour|
|November 17||United States||Tina Turner||Twenty Four Seven Tour||13,652 / 13,652||$1,077,634|
|November 21||Dixie Chicks||Fly Tour||N/A|
|November 26||NSYNC||No Strings Attached Tour|
|2001||February 21||N/A||43rd Annual Grammy Awards||N/A|
|March 14 & 15||United States||Backstreet Boys||Black & Blue Tour||N/A|
|August 14 & 15||United Kingdom||Depeche Mode||Exciter Tour|
|October 2 & 3||United States||Janet Jackson||All for You Tour||26,883 / 28,183||$1,998,75|
|October 19||Bob Dylan||Never Ending Tour 2001||N/A|
|November 12, 13 & 19||Ireland||U2||Elevation Tour||33,448 / 33,448||$2,987,433|
|November 21||United States||Britney Spears||Dream Within a Dream Tour||N/A|
|2002||February 27||N/A||44th Annual Grammy Awards||N/A|
|May 4||United Kingdom||Paul McCartney||Driving World Tour||15,805 / 15,805||$2,148,387|
|August 6||United States||Cher||Living Proof: The Farewell Tour||11,117 / 16,405||$942,740|
|September 23||Canada||Rush||Vapor Trails Tour||N/A|
|October 28||United Kingdom||Paul McCartney||Driving World Tour||15,866 / 16,143||$2,194,319|
|October 31||United States||The Rolling Stones||Licks Tour||N/A|
|November 13||Colombia||Shakira||Tour of the Mongoose||15,102 / 15,102||$1,066,743|
|December 2||United States||Cher||Living Proof: The Farewell Tour||10,160 / 17,500||$773,164|
|2003||February 6||The Rolling Stones||Licks Tour||N/A|
|April 9||Bon Jovi||Bounce Tour|
|June 16, 17 & 20||Justin Timberlake
|Justified and Stripped Tour||44,188 / 44,589||$2,708,186|
|July 11 & 12||Fleetwood Mac||Say You Will Tour||N/A|
|July 15||Dixie Chicks||Top of the World Tour||15,609 / 15,609||$889,285|
|October 13||Fleetwood Mac||Say You Will Tour||9,520 / 11,069||$874,029|
|2004||February 8||N/A||46th Annual Grammy Awards||N/A|
|February 24||United States||Bette Midler||Kiss My Brass Tour||11,728/12,771||$1,243,892|
|March 8||Britney Spears||The Onyx Hotel Tour||15,059 / 15,171||$1,060,057|
|March 29||Prince||Musicology Live 2004ever||17,367 / 17,367||$1,249,585|
|April 5||Clay Aiken
|Independent Tour||8,131 / 9,388||$384,894|
|May 26 & 28||Prince||Musicology Live 2004ever||34,651 / 34,651||$2,527,148|
|June 23||Canada||Shania Twain||Up! Tour||16,547 / 17,515||$905,928|
|August 19 & 20||United States||Van Halen||Van Halen Summer Tour 2004||N/A|
|August 30||Usher||Truth Tour|
|November 22||United Kingdom||Sarah Brightman||Harem World Tour|
|2005||February 13||N/A||47th Annual Grammy Awards||N/A|
|April 5 & 6||Ireland||U2||Vertigo Tour||34,527 / 34,527||$3,673,850|
|August 17||United States||American Idols LIVE! Tour 2005||N/A||12,030 / 13,267||$544,269|
|September 2||Destiny's Child||Destiny Fulfilled... and Lovin' It||N/A|
|November 1 & 2||Ireland||U2||Vertigo Tour||34,291 / 34,291||$3,656,978|
|November 21 & 22||United Kingdom||Depeche Mode||Touring the Angel||N/A|
|November 25||Mexico||Joan Sebastian||N/A|
|November 29 & 30||United Kingdom||Paul McCartney||The 'US' Tour||31,149 / 31,149||$4,144,879|
|2006||February 8||N/A||48th Annual Grammy Awards||N/A|
|February 22||United States||Aerosmith
|Rockin' the Joint Tour||N/A||N/A|
|March 3||Bon Jovi||Have a Nice Day Tour||Unknown||13,753 / 13,753||$1,007,231|
|April 13||Mexico||Luis Miguel||México En La Piel Tour||N/A||11,202 / 11,202||$1,047,239|
|June 3||United States||Madonna||Confessions Tour||N/A||14,158 / 14,158||$2,804,583|
|August 15||Colombia||Shakira||Oral Fixation Tour||N/A||Unknown|
|August 26||United States||American Idols LIVE! Tour 2006||N/A||13,427/14,115||$680,394|
|October 6||Mariah Carey||The Adventures of Mimi||N/A||12,844 / 13,882||$1,230,397|
|November 20||Barbara Streisand||Streisand||N/A||Unknown|
|November 24||Dixie Chicks||Accidents & Accusations Tour||Anna Nalick
|13,500 / 13,500||$875,669|
|December 1||Black Eyed Peas||Monkey Business Tour||N/A|
|2007||January 16||Justin Timberlake||FutureSex/LoveShow||N/A|
|January 29||High School Musical: The Concert||Jordan Pruitt||13,804 / 13,910||$717,482|
|February 11||N/A||49th Annual Grammy Awards||N/A|
|March 6||United States||Christina Aguilera||Back to Basics Tour||Pussycat Dolls
|April 9||The Killers||Sam's Town Tour||Howling Bells|
|April 20||Puerto Rico||Ricky Martin||Black and White Tour||N/A||12,090 / 12,090||$839,495|
|June 20||United Kingdom||The Police||Reunion Tour||Fiction Plane||17,036 / 17,036||$2,656,145|
|July 23||United States||American Idols LIVE! Tour 2007||N/A||8,263 / 12,074||$455,119|
|August 17, 18 & 19||Faith Hill
|Soul2Soul II Tour||Lori McKenna
Halfway to Hazard
|September 2||Beyonce||The Beyonce Experience||Katy Shotter
|11,664 / 13,797||$1,301,488|
|September 16, 17 & 19||Justin Timberlake||FutureSex/LoveShow||Good Charlotte||48,886 / 48,886||$4,216,926|
|September 20, 21, 22 & 23||Mexico||Maná||Amar es Combatir Tour||N/A||N/A|
|October 19||United States||Jennifer Lopez||Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony en Concierto|
|November 7||Miley Cyrus||Best of Both Worlds Tour||N/A||13,788 / 13,788||$1,000,245|
|November 20||Van Halen||2007 - 2008 North American Tour||N/A||N/A|
|December 5 & 7||United Kingdom||Spice Girls||The Return of the Spice Girls||N/A|
|December 14||United States||Van Halen||2007 - 2008 North American Tour||N/A|
|2008||February 10||N/A||50th Annual Grammy Awards||N/A|
|March 4||United States||Linkin Park||Minutes to Midnight World Tour||N/A|
|April 9||Bon Jovi||Lost Highway Tour||16,205 / 16,205||$1,515,282|
|April 21||Kanye West||Glow in the Dark Tour||N/A|
|May 5||Alicia Keys||As I Am Tour|
|July 7||American Idols LIVE! Tour 2008||N/A||11,739 / 12,358||$709,598|
|September 17||Janet Jackson||Rock Witchu Tour||12,109 / 13,025||$1,181,04|
|October 8||New Kids on the Block||Live Tour||13,699 / 13,699||$921,753|
|October 13 & 16||Tina Turner||Tina!: 50th Anniversary Tour||27,066 / 27,066||$2,932,205|
|December 2||Canada||Celine Dion||Taking Chances World Tour||16,776 / 16,776||$2,157,110|
|December 4||United Kingdom||Oasis||Dig Out Your Soul Tour||9,298/11,160||$580,472|
|2009||February 8||N/A||51st Annual Grammy Awards||N/A|
|April 16 & 17||United States||Britney Spears||Circus Tour||33,142 / 33,142||$4,062,953|
|May 22||Taylor Swift||Fearless Tour||13,648 / 13,648||$720,940|
|May 28||Fleetwood Mac||Unleashed Tour||13,542 / 14,369||$1,475,463|
|July 13||Beyonce Knowles||I Am... World Tour||12,738 / 14,217||$1,437,146|
|July 16||American Idols LIVE! Tour 2009||N/A|
|August 7, 8 & 9||Jonas Brothers||2009 World Tour|
|September 18||Pink||Funhouse Tour||12,751 / 12,751||$675,718|
|September 22||Miley Cyrus||Wonder World Tour||14,584 / 14,584||$1,055,388|
|September 23||Britney Spears||Circus Tour||15,306 / 15,306||$1,162,646|
|November 25||Kiss||Alive 35 World Tour||N/A|
|2010||January 31||N/A||52nd Annual Grammy Awards||N/A|
|March 4||United States||Bon Jovi||The Circle Tour||16,698 / 16,698||$1,737,009|
|March 25||John Mayer||Battle Studies World Tour||N/A|
|April 6||Alicia Keys||Freedom Tour||14,539 / 15,115||$1,134,106|
|April 9 & December 10||Canada||Michael Buble||Crazy Love Tour||25,298 / 25,298||$2,217,505|
|April 15 & 16||United States||Taylor Swift||Fearless Tour||27,518 / 27,518||$1,736,197|
|Maxwell & Jill Scott: The Tour||N/A|
|July 21||Barbados||Rihanna||Last Girl On Earth Tour||19,992 / 19,992||$1,359,456|
|July 24||United States||Reventon Super Estrella 2010||N/A|
|August 11 & 12||Lady Gaga||Monster Ball Tour||29,211 / 29,593||$3,532,782|
|August 13||American Idols Live! Tour 2010||N/A|
|September 4||South Korea||SM Town Live '10 World Tour|
|September 25 & 26||United Kingdom||Muse||Resistance Tour||32,031 / 32,264||$1,691,980|
|October 23||Colombia||Shakira||The Sun Comes Out World Tour||N/A|
|October 25||Canada||Justin Bieber||My World Tour||13,572 / 13,572||$535,512|
|November 18||United States||Usher||OMG Tour||14,607 / 14,607||$1,181,485|
|November 29, 30 & December 5||United Kingdom||Roger Waters||The Wall Live||36,621 / 36,621||$5,408,750|
|2011||February 13||N/A||53rd Annual Grammy Awards||N/A|
|February 23||United States||Linkin Park||A Thousand Suns World Tour||15,808 / 15,808||$948,445|
|March 11||Colombia||Juanes||P.A.R.C.E. Tour|
|March 28||United States||Lady Gaga||The Monster Ball Tour||14,883 / 14,883||$1,555,784|
|April 22||Lil Wayne||I Am Music II Tour||N/A|
|May 14||Wango Tango|
|May 28||Glee Live! In Concert!||25,420 / 26,725||$1,721,168|
|June 1||Usher||OMG Tour||12,614 / 12,614||$1,087,547|
|June 20||Britney Spears||Femme Fatale Tour||12,339 / 12,339||$1,581,707|
|June 28||Barbados||Rihanna||Loud Tour||14,148 / 14,148||$1,045,114|
|July 1||United States||New Kids on the Block
|NKOTBSB Tour||14,404 / 14,404||$1,078,013|
|August 17||Josh Groban||Straight to You Tour||v||9,296 / 10,220||$684,452|
|August 19, 20 & 21||United Kingdom||Sade||Sade Live||40,810 / 40,810||$4,711,593|
|September 3||United States||Jenni Rivera||N/A||13,678 / 13,678||$865,067|
|September 24||Tony Bennett||AARP Benefit Concert||N/A|
|August 23, 24, 27 & 28||Taylor Swift||Speak Now World Tour||54,900 / 54,900||$3,927,154|
|October 6||Spain||Enrique Iglesias||Euphoria Tour||15,432 / 15,432||$1,285,617|
|October 8||Australia||Keith Urban||Get Closer World Tour||Lady Antebellum
|October 20||United States||Chris Brown||F.A.M.E. Tour||T-Pain
|November 22 & 23||Katy Perry||California Dreams Tour||Ellie Goulding||13,332 / 13,332||$569,016|
|December 11, 12 & 13||Jay-Z
|Watch the Throne Tour||N/A||42,332 / 42,332||$5,104,455|
|2012||January 27, 28 & 29||Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour||31,632 / 35,814||$3,867,569|
|February 12||N/A||54th Annual Grammy Awards||N/A|
|March 21||United States||Romeo Santos||The King Stays King|
|March 27||Lady Antebellum||Own the Night Tour||Darius Rucker
|June 1||Van Halen||A Different Kind of Truth Tour||N/A|
|June 22||Germany||Scorpions||Final Sting World Tour|
|July 19 & 20||United States||Jennifer Lopez||Dance Again World Tour||28,512 / 28,512||$3,011,384|
|August 11 & 12||Red Hot Chili Peppers||I'm with You World Tour||30,162 / 30,162||$1,642,426|
|August 14 & 15||N/A||Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour||N/A||17,975 / 24,578||$2,005,380|
|August 16 & 17||United States||Jennifer Lopez||Dance Again World Tour||Frankie J||26,356 / 26,356||$3,016,192|
|September 6||N/A||29th Annual MTV Video Music Awards||N/A|
|October 2 & 3||Canada||Justin Bieber||Believe Tour||27,546 / 27,546||$2,238,937|
|October 5 & 6||United States||The Black Keys||El Camino Tour||Tegan & Sara||24,821 / 26,990||$1,246,127|
|October 8||Australia||Keith Urban||Get Closer 2011 World Tour||N/A|
|October 10 & 11||United States||Madonna||MDNA Tour||Martin Solveig||29,015 / 29,015||$6,162,835|
|October 16||Carrie Underwood||Blown Away Tour||11,105 / 11,105||$611,918|
|December 3||Aerosmith||Global Warming Tour|
|2013||January 20 & 21||United States||Lady Gaga||Born This Way Ball Tour||Madeon
|24,412 / 24,412||$3,082,251|
|January 23, 24 & 26||United Kingdom||Muse||The 2nd Law World Tour||Band of Skulls||43,836 /43,836||$2,580,539|
|February 10||N/A||55th Annual Grammy Awards||N/A|
|February 16||United States||P!nk||The Truth About Love Tour||15,562 / 15,562||$1,140,275|
|April 8||Barbados||Rihanna||Diamonds World Tour||14,882 / 14,882||$1,297,755|
|April 19||United States||Bon Jovi||Because We Can||16,585 / 16,585||$2,203,669|
|May 3 & 20||United Kingdom||The Rolling Stones||50 & Counting||28,313 / 28,313||$9,933,548|
|June 24 & 25||Canada||Justin Bieber||Believe Tour||Hot Chelle Rae
|58,479 / 60,281||$5,053,170|
|June 28 & July 1||United States||Beyonce Knowles||The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour||Melanie Fiona||27,760 / 27,760||$3,372,714|
|July 27 & 28||Bruno Mars||Moonshine Jungle Tour||30,360 / 30,360||$2,734,649|
|August 7, 8, 9 & 10||United Kingdom||One Direction||Take Me Home Tour||5 Seconds of Summer||57,363 / 57,363||$3,998,657|
|August 19, 20, 23 & 24||United States||Taylor Swift||Red Tour||55,829 / 55,829||$4,734,463|
|October 12 & 13||P!nk||The Truth About Love Tour||New Politics||28,124 / 28,124||$2,887,773|
|November 6||Selena Gomez||Stars Dance Tour||Emblem3
|13,855 / 13,855||$626,246|
|November 26||Justin Timberlake||The 20/20 Experience World Tour||DJ Freestyle||14,414 / 14,414||$1,613,042|
|December 3||Beyonce Knowles||The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour||Melanie Fiona||13,982 / 13,982||$1,954,343|
|December 4||Macklemore & Ryan Lewis||2013 World Tour||11,565 / 13,556||$516,370|
|December 5||N/A||KIIS-FM Jingle Ball||N/A|
|December 9||United States||Jay Z||Magna Carter World Tour||Timbaland||13,380 / 13,380||$1,351,069|
|2014||January 26||N/A||56th Annual Grammy Awards||N/A|
|February 22||United States||Miley Cyrus||Bangerz Tour||Icona Pop
|15,440 / 15,440||$1,180,766|
|July 7||Cher||Dressed to Kill Tour||Cyndi Lauper||12,418 / 12,418||$1,362,733|
|July 21 & 22||Lady Gaga||ArtRave: The Artpop Ball||Lady Starlight
|26,923 / 26,923||$2,444,324|
|August 7||United Kingdom||Arctic Monkeys||AM Tour||Black Rebel Motorcycle Club|
|September 19 & 20||United States||Katy Perry||Prismatic World Tour||Tegan and Sara
|28,791 / 28,791||$3,606,823|
|September 27||Demi Lovato||Demi World Tour||Christina Perri
|9,371 / 9,777||$450,996|
|October 10 & 11||Spain||Enrique Iglesias||Sex and Love Tour||Pitbull||30,806 / 30,806||$3,303,555|
|2015||January 25||Eric Church||The Outsiders World Tour|
|February 8||N/A||57th Annual Grammy Awards||N/A|
|May 18||United Kingdom||Jessie J||Sweet Talker World Tour||N/A|
|June 2||Ireland||The Script||No Sound Without Silence Tour||Colton Avery
|June 25 - 28||N/A||B.E.T Experience 2015 at L.A. Live||N/A|
|August 20||Canada||Shania Twain||Rock This Country Tour||Gavin DeGraw||8,198 / 9,930||$790,511|
|August 21, 22, 24, 25 & 26||United States||Taylor Swift||1989 World Tour||Vance Joy
|70,563 / 70,563||$8,961,681|
|September 11||Ariana Grande||Honeymoon Tour||Prince Royce||13,573 / 13,573||$653,203|
|December 4||N/A||KIIS-FM Jingle Ball 2015||N/A|
|December 18 & 19||United Kingdom||Muse||Drones World Tour||Phantogram||N/A|
|December 28, 30-31||United States||Mötley Crüe||Mötley Crüe Final Tour||N/A|
|2016||February 15||N/A||58th Annual Grammy Awards|
|March 20, 21 & 23||Canada||Justin Bieber||Purpose World Tour||Post Malone
|41,445 / 41,445||$4,365,483|
|April 8||United Kingdom||Ellie Goulding||Delirium World Tour||Broods
|11,304 / 11,304||$605,350|
|July 8||United States||Selena Gomez||Revival Tour||DNCE
|13,942 / 13,942||$978,804|
|August 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 20 & 21||United Kingdom||Adele||2016 World Tour||N/A|
|September 14||United States||Carrie Underwood||Storyteller Tour||Easton Corbin
The Swon Brothers
|October 20||Australia||Keith Urban||RipCORD World Tour||Brett Eldredge
The venue opened as the home of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers, as well as the NHL's Los Angeles Kings in 1999. The WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks joined in 2001, while the NBA D-League's Los Angeles D-Fenders joined in 2006. It became home to the AFL's Los Angeles Avengers in 2000 until the team's discontinuation in 2008.
Since its opening day, the Staples Center has hosted seven NBA Finals series with the Lakers, three WNBA Finals, the 2000 Democratic National Convention, the 2002 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, the 52nd NHL All-Star game, two NBA All-Star Games (in 2004 and 2011), the Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, since 2002–2012, the WTA Tour Championships, from 2002–2005, UFC 60 in 2006, UFC 104 in 2009, UFC 184 in 2015, the inaugural Latin Grammy Awards in 2000, the annual Grammy Awards, since 2000, with the exception of 2003, the 2009 World Figure Skating Championships, the Summer X Games indoor competitions, since 2003, as well HBO Championship Boxing matches.
On January 22, 2006, Los Angeles Lakers player Kobe Bryant scored a career-high 81 points in the Staples Center against the Toronto Raptors, the second-highest number of points scored in a single game in NBA history, second only to Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point performance. Of the team's five NBA championships since moving to the venue, the Lakers have celebrated their 2000 and 2010 victories at Staples Center with series-winning victories at home.
Prior to the 2006–07 NBA season, the lighting inside Staples Center was modified for Lakers games. The lights were focused only on the court itself (hence the promotional Lights Out campaign), reminiscent of the Lakers' early years at The Forum. Initial fan reaction was positive, and has been a fixture on home games since. The Daktronics see-through shot-clock was first installed prior to the 2008–09 NBA season. The Clippers adopted the new see through shot clock prior to the 2010–11 NBA season. For Sparks games, the court used is named after Sparks player Lisa Leslie, and was officially named prior to the 2009 home opener against the Shock on June 6, 2009. In 2007 Staples Center removed 178 urinals and installed 178 waterless urinals created by Falcon Waterfree Technologies.
The Los Angeles Kings, of the NHL hosted the 2010 NHL Entry Draft at the arena in June 2010. The Stanley Cup Finals were held at the arena for the first time in 2012. The Kings hosted the New Jersey Devils in games 3, 4, and ultimately defeated the Devils in game 6 by a final score of 6-1. The Kings became the first team to win the Stanley Cup on home ice since 2007.
The Lakers unveiled a new hardwood court before their preseason game on October 13, 2012. Taking a cue from soccer clubs, the primary center court logo was adorned with 16 stars, representing the 16 championships the Lakers franchise has won.
Staples Center has hosted the following championship events:
- NBA Finals:
- 2000: On June 19, 2000, the Lakers defeated the Indiana Pacers 116-111 in game 6, which took place at home, to win their twelfth championship title. This was also notable for being their first championship since 1988.
- 2010: On June 17, 2010, the Lakers defeated the Boston Celtics 83-79 in game 7, which took place at home, to win their sixteenth championship title.
- Stanley Cup Finals:
- 2012: On June 11, 2012, the Kings captured their first Stanley Cup in franchise history after defeating the New Jersey Devils 6-1 at home in game 6.
- 2014: On June 13, 2014, the Kings captured their second Stanley Cup in franchise history after defeating the New York Rangers 3-2 at home in double overtime of game 5. It was their second championship in the last 3 years.
The venue hosted the WWE annual pay-per-view, SummerSlam, every year from 2009 to 2014, having most recently hosted the 27th edition on August 17 of that year. The venue also held WrestleMania 21 in 2005 in front of a sold out crowd of 20,193. The event was also the fastest ticket sell out in Staples Center history. WWE's most recent live event at the Staples Center was the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view in 2015.
Staples Center is only a part of a 4,000,000-square-foot (371,612.2 m2) development by Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) adjoining Staples Center and the Los Angeles Convention Center. The development, known as L.A. Live, broke ground on September 15, 2005. L.A. Live is designed to offer entertainment, retail and residential programming in the downtown Los Angeles area.
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