Opened: October 17, 1999
Capacity: 18,118 seats
1111 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
While Los Angeles does not jump out at you as being one of the most dedicated hockey towns in the world, there is a wide-ranging group of fans in the Southern California area that are absolutely crazy about the game. For many years, the Los Angeles Kings have been playing their up-tempo, exciting brand of hockey that thrills hometown fans and visitors alike. One of the reasons that the Kings are so popular is due to the fact that they get to play in one of the nicest arenas in the entire NHL,
the Staples Center. Also serving as the home for other professional sports franchises,
the Staples Center offers a great venue for people to enjoy their favorite sporting event, especially professional hockey.
When making travel plans to visit the Staples Center, take into account the fact that there are several major highways that feed into the building. This provides easy access from a number of directions, and it also ensures quick departure times without getting stuck in an
LA traffic jam. There are over 16,000 parking spots that are within a ten-minute walk to
the Staples Center, so don't be too concerned about having to travel long distances just to get to the front door. If public transportation provides a more feasible option, METRO, METRO Bus, DASH, and AMTRAK all have lines that will drop fans off within a five-to-ten minute walk of the building. There are a couple of routes that also put patrons near the front door, so be sure to explore all available options when planning a journey via public transportation.
Once inside the Staples Center, Los Angeles Kings fans are able to take a seat in one of the nicer arena bowls that can be found in the entire NHL. With one of the largest scoreboards in the league along with seating that puts fans from all sections of the bowl as close to the ice as possible,
the Staples Center really had the paying customer in mind when they designed the arena. The concourses are also some of the nicest that can be found league-wide. Kings memorabilia adorns the walls as you make your way around the perimeter of the bowl, and this is the perfect place to find that traditional hot dog or pizza slice to satisfy your hunger before the game begins or during an intermission. All of the restaurants that are located inside
the Staples Center require that guests be season ticket holders, but the food and experience that they offer are second-to-none.
Being in the City of Angels offers some very nice benefits when it comes to the different restaurants that
you might. Whether you're looking for a sports bar type of atmosphere or more of a traditional dining experience, downtown Los Angeles offers restaurants with varying cuisines and atmospheres to suit anyone's tastes. One of the restaurants that offers a wide range of food in a great setting is Palm. Palm is in the mold of a traditional steakhouse, but it also serves some of the best seafood in the greater Los Angeles area. The prices at Palm are a little higher than your neighborhood restaurant would be, but it is more than worth it for the meal and experience that is offered. Another great restaurant is Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill. Taking on the name of its famous chef, Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill provides visitors with their favorite dishes while also providing the opportunity to indulge in an adult beverage
or two. Puck's world-famous menu items are sure to suit anyone's tastes, and there are plenty of menu items for everyone in your party.
Sunset Blvd. is only a few miles away from the Staples Center, but it is worth the trip in order to gain access to some of the trendiest nightclubs in the entire nation. Whatever kind of music fits your fancy, there is something for everyone at the famous Whisky A Go Go. From modern rock to hip-hop to classic rhythm and blues, Whiskey A Go Go offers a place where the general public can meet some of the biggest Hollywood celebrities. They invite customers to come as they are, so don't be overly concerned with your choice of attire on that particular evening. The Key Club is also one of those special Southern California nightclubs that offers dancing, drinking, and great entertainment. With live music being the norm at this location, there is a great opportunity to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Los Angeles night scene. After you take in a Los Angeles Kings game, be sure to visit one of these clubs for a truly memorable experience.
Los Angeles is known for the numerous points of interest that it offers visitors when they come into town. As if
the Staples Center wasn't enough, there's also the opportunity to visit places like Paramount Pictures Studio in the heart of L.A. Paramount Studio offers a chance to take a two-hour tour of the property to see where all of your favorite movies have been filmed over time. While in Los Angeles, be sure to also visit the famous Rodeo Drive Shopping District. Numerous celebrities can be spotted shopping on Rodeo Drive throughout the day, and it is important to take in the experience that this district offers both local shoppers and tourists alike.
As the Los Angeles Kings have grown as a franchise over the years, they have established themselves as one of the most successful hockey organizations in the National Hockey League. With the city of Los Angeles serving as the background,
the Staples Center is the place where the Kings make their run at winning a Stanley Cup Championship. Make sure plenty of time is set aside so you can enjoy everything that Staples Center and the city of Los Angeles has to offer.
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