Saturday, May 14, 2011

Staples Center, NBBJ Architects 1999

Completed in 1999 at a cost of $375 Million, the Staples Center is the centerpiece of L.A.Live, the entertainment complex currently under development by the Anschutz Entertainment Group. The center is the only sports venue that is home to five professional sports franchises, the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Kings (NHL), Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA), Los Angeles Avengers (Arena Football League). The venue hosts 250 events and nearly 4 million visitors a year. Statues of hockey star Wayne Gretsky and basketball great Magic Johnson are located at the arena's entrance.

Staples Center is located in downtown Los Angeles at 1111 S. Figueroa Street.


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