This place located in the city of Los Angeles, California, on Figueroa Avenue, opens its doors for the first time on October 17, 1999, having rapid worldwide recognition, winning awards twice in a row as the best event site, being one of the most modern and sophisticated in the world.
It is known for being the headquarters of two NBA teams from Los Angeles, the Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers, also in this site ceremonies of important events such as the Grammy Awards are held. The construction of this place was privately financed, costing 375 million dollars, thus bearing the name of one of its sponsors, which is a chain of stores around the world.
It offers events of all kinds. Whether they are sports or of any kind, especially concerts of great celebrities recognized worldwide, characters such as Bruno Mars, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Adele, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and among many more, meet functions of a shopping center, as it offers other types of services for leisure. This place receives 4 million visits per year, either from tourists or residents of the city. This place was also used by the late star Michael Jackson as a rehearsal.
You can get select merchandise from your team and the artists who are performing. You can visit the famous New Era cap store, where you can choose any of your preferences, remembering that several of the models designed by celebrities that you can only find in the Staples center store.
The Staples Center can hold 20,000 spectators when it comes to concerts, 18,997 for basketball games, and 18,118 for ice hockey and indoor football matches. Some of the seats on this site are on the lower level. Also, it has 160 luxury boxes and 15 suites for special events. It is also used for events like WrestleMania and Summerslam.
In the history of the Staples Center, it has been the site of other sporting events, such as the All-Star of the National Hockey League, the All-Star Game of the NBA, the men’s basketball tournament of the Pacific-10, the WTA Tour Championships the 2002 United States Figure Skating Championships, the 2009 World Figure Skating Championships, the UFC mixed martial arts matches, the X Games since 2003, and HBO boxing matches. It has also hosted countless musical concerts of different musical genres and the home of the Latin Grammy Awards of the 2000s and the Grammy Awards since the 2000s.
Without a doubt, one of the most remembered events across the country was the funeral of superstar Michael Jackson, who passed away on June 25, 2009, at her home in Los Angeles. For this sad event, 17,500 free tickets were raffled among those registered on the Staples Center website.
The Scene of Michael’s closed golden coffin was between the stage and the audience for two hours, being broadcast live on television channels for free and the Internet. Being seen by 31 million people in the United States and by more than 2.5 billion people worldwide. Giving more recognition to the Staples Center.