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LA Lakers & More

Staples Center

Metro Station: Pico, Blue Line and Expo Line or 7th Street/Metro Center, Red Line

Walking Distance: 6 minutes/0.3 mile or 11 minutes/0.6 mile

Address: 1111 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles 90015

Phone: (213) 742-7100

Hours: Varies with event


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L.A.'s mega sports and entertainment complex, named after a corporation that's named after tiny fasteners that hold papers together, is home to both the LA Lakers and the LA Clippers, the yin and yang of the NBA. Staples also hosts the LA Sparks, whose roster includes top WNBA basketball players, and the LA Kings of the National Hockey League. [We still marvel at the stadium crew's ability to transform a polished hardwood basketball court into an ice rink and back again, overnight]. Staples center events also include stadium-size shows by entertainment super-stars, so if sports is not your thing, you can take in Lady Gaga from the nosebleed seats or from the VIP boxes, budget permitting. Check Website for Metro Rail Discounts.




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