Toyota Sports Center
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Main Entry exterior from parking lot
|Address||555 North Nash Street|
|Location||El Segundo, California|
|Operator||American Skating Entertainment Centers, LLC|
|Opened||March 5, 2000|
|Construction cost||$24 million|
|Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Sparks (practice only)
Los Angeles D-Fenders (NBA D-League) (2011–2017)
The Toyota Sports Center (formerly the HealthSouth Training Center) is a practice facility for the Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Sparks, and the Los Angeles Lakers, located on 555 North Nash Street in El Segundo, California. The $24 million, 135,000 square feet (12,500 m2) facility broke ground on April 28, 1999 and officially opened on March 5, 2000.
The facility is located on the grounds of the Grand Avenue Corporate Center. The facility includes three public ice rinks, NHL size, Olympic size, and a smaller size ice rink (the smaller-sized rink was originally an inline and roller skating rink, and was turned into an ice rink, completed in September 2011), a basketball court, and a restaurant. In addition, the property houses complete training facilities, including locker rooms and office space for the Kings and Lakers. The facility's three public ice rinks hosts several amateur and youth hockey leagues throughout the year. One million guests pass through the doors of the facility annually.
It is also an important training center for elite figure skaters, with Frank Carroll as head coach. Skaters who have trained at this rink include Michelle Kwan, Timothy Goebel, Evan Lysacek, Beatrisa Liang, Gracie Gold, and Mirai Nagasu.
The Toyota Sports Center is owned by AEG and operated by American Skating Entertainment Centers. The NBA Development League's Los Angeles D-Fenders played their home games here from the 2011–12 to 2016–17 seasons.
Beginning in the 2017–18 season, Lakers practices relocated to the UCLA Health Training Center, located two blocks away. The D-Fenders also switched to the new arena and were re-branded as the South Bay Lakers.
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