Home of the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers basketball teams, the Staples Center is Los Angeles’s premier indoor arena. It can hold about 20,000 fans for concerts and boxing matches, and roughly 1,000 fewer people for basketball and ice hockey games. The facility is owned by L.A. Arena Company and Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), one of the nation’s largest concert and live entertainment promoters.
In addition to the Clippers and Lakers, the Staples Center is also home to the Los Angeles Kings hockey team, and the Los Angeles Sparks women’s basketball team.
The Staples Center also hosts major popular music concerts by the likes of Britney Spears, Fleetwood Mac, Taylor Swift and Beyoncé.
Select fans and well-wishers may be able to attend a memorial service for NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna. A limited number of tickets will be made available to the public for the February 24 service at the Staples Center, the Los Angeles Lakers announced. Ticketmaster’s... Read more
Following Kobe Bryant’s sudden and tragic death over the weekend, ticket prices to see his former team play at the Staples Center rose dramatically. Darren Rovell of The Action Network noted in a tweet that ticket prices for upcoming Lakers-Clippers games rose five times since Bryant’s passing, as many... Read more
Country star Kane Brown was slated to perform to a sold-out crowd this weekend at Los Angeles’ Staples Center, but the gig was postponed until January after his drummer, Kenny Dixon, died in a car accident. According to Fox17 Nashville, Tennessee Highway Patrol said that Dixon’s car ran off... Read more
Los Angeles’ Staples Center is celebrating its 20-year-anniversary and there’s no better way to commemorate the legendary venue than with a concert featuring A-list artists. The venue announced this week that country star Kane Brown will headline an event on October 18. “Staples Center is an incredibly diverse and... Read more
Ozzy Osbourne has officially ended his legal fight with AEG, dropping his anti-trust lawsuit against the company in the wake of its policy change away from “block booking” London’s O2 Arena with the Staples Center in Los Angeles. On Friday, Osborne’s attorney filed a stipulation to dismiss the case... Read more
Venues in the Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) portfolio are dropping their partnership with StubHub, which saw the eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) subsidiary serve as the official resale marketplace for those venues since 2012, according to reporting by the Wall Street Journal. Venues affected by this change include the Staples Center... Read more
Billboard is reporting that AEG Presents has stopped its practice of “block booking” London’s O2 Arena with the Staples Center in Los Angeles, a measure that will likely end a lawsuit brought by Ozzy Osborne arguing that the practice violated anti-trust rules. Chief Executive Jay Marciano told Billboard that... Read more
A judge found in favor of Ozzy Osbourne in the singer’s antitrust lawsuit against AEG, finding against the company’s motion to dismiss the case on the grounds that Osbourne had no standing. Osbourne, who rose to fame as the lead singer of progressive metal outfit Black Sabbath and had... Read more
As 2017 comes to a close, we’re taking a look at venues that reigned supreme over the past year when it came to ticket sales. New York City institutions made up a quarter of the overall list, including the No. 1 spot, which unsurprisingly belongs to the World’s Most... Read more
With the Dodgers and Astros making runs all the way to tonight’s World Series Game Seven (in LA), it’s no wonder that the two cities have done very well in the marketplace over the course of the past month. Dodger Stadium captured the top spot in our monthly breakdown... Read more