Crypto.com Arena

Crypto.com Arena is a multi-purpose indoor 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. The arena opened on October 17, 1999; it was known as Staples Center until December 2021 when Crypto.com acquired the naming rights.[6][7]

Crypto.com Arena
The arena in 2022
Crypto.com Arena
Location in L.A. metro area
Crypto.com Arena
Location in California
Crypto.com Arena
Location in the United States
Former namesStaples Center (1999–2021)
Address1111 South Figueroa Street
LocationLos Angeles, California
Coordinates34°02′35″N 118°16′02″W
Public transit     Pico
OwnerAnschutz Entertainment Group (AEG)
CapacityBasketball: 19,079[1]
Ice hockey: 18,230[2]
Arena football: 16,096
Concerts: 10,000–13,000
Boxing/Wrestling: 21,000
Concert theatre: 8,000
Construction
Broke groundMarch 31, 1997; 25 years ago (1997-03-31)
OpenedOctober 17, 1999; 23 years ago (1999-10-17)
Construction costUS$375 million
(US$610 million in 2021 dollars[3])
ArchitectNBBJ
Structural engineerJohn A Martin & Associates[4]
Services engineerM-E Engineers Inc.
General contractorPCL Construction Services, Inc.[5]
Tenants
Los Angeles Kings (NHL) (1999–present)
Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) (1999–present)
Los Angeles Clippers (NBA) (1999–present)
Los Angeles Avengers (AFL) (2000–2008)
Los Angeles D-Fenders (NBA D-League) (2006–2010)
Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA) (2001–present)

It is owned and operated by the Arturo L.A. Arena Company and Anschutz Entertainment Group. The arena is home venue to the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL), the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA), 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 South Bay Lakers of the NBA G League were also tenants; the Avengers 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.[8] Crypto.com Arena is host to over 250 events and nearly 4 million guests each year.[9] It is the only arena in the NBA shared by two teams, as well as one of only three 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, and SoFi Stadium, the home of the National Football League's Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers, are the others. Crypto.com Arena is the venue of the Grammy Awards ceremony and will host the basketball competition during the 2028 Summer Olympics. In 2024, the Clippers are scheduled to leave Crypto.com Arena for their own building, Intuit Dome.[10]

Following the death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and 7 others in a helicopter crash, the city of Los Angeles designated August 24 as Kobe Bryant Day, on which they announced that between the boulevards of Olympic and Martin Luther King Jr., Figueroa Street will be renamed Kobe Bryant Boulevard to honor his memory; this area includes the address of Crypto.com Arena.[11]


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