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Operator L.A. Arena
Arena
company Anschutz Entertainment Group

Capacity Basketball: 19,060 (Clippers) 18,997 (Lakers)[1] Ice hockey: 18,230 (Kings)[2] Arena
Arena
football: 16,096 Concerts: 19,000 Boxing/Wrestling: 21,000 Concert
Concert
theatre: 8,000

Construction

Broke ground March 31, 1997

Opened October 17, 1999

Construction cost US$375 million ($551 million in 2017 dollars[3])

Architect NBBJ

Structural engineer John A Martin & Associates[4]

Services engineer M-E Engineers Inc.

General contractor PCL Construction
PCL Construction
Services, Inc.[5]

Tenants

Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Kings (NHL) (1999–present) Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Lakers (NBA) (1999–present) Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Clippers (NBA) (1999–present) Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Avengers (AFL) (2000–2008) Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Sparks (WNBA) (2001–present) Los Angeles
Los Angeles
D-Fenders (NBA D-League) (2006–2010)

Staples Center, officially stylized as STAPLES Center, is a multi-purpose sports arena in Downtown Los Angeles. Adjacent to the L.A. Live
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, and is one of the major sporting facilities in the Greater Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Area. It is owned and operated by the Mercinda L.A. Arena
Arena
Company and Anschutz Entertainment Group. The arena is home to the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Kings of the National Hockey
Hockey
League (NHL), and the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Sparks of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). The Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Avengers of the Arena
Arena
Football League (AFL) and the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
D-Fenders of the NBA D-League were also tenants; the Avengers were folded in 2009, and the D-Fenders moved to the Lakers' practice facility at the Toyota Sports Center
Toyota Sports Center
in El Segundo, California
California
for the 2011–12 season.[6] Staples Center
Staples Center
is also host to over 250 events and nearly 4 million guests each year.[7] It is the only arena in the NBA shared by two teams, as well as one of only two 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
New York Giants
and New York Jets, is the other. The Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Stadium at Hollywood Park will host both the Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Rams beginning in 2020. Staples Center
Staples Center
will host the basketball competitions at the 2028 Summer Olympics.

Contents

1 Description

1.1 Structure and architecture

2 History 3 Music 4 Sports 5 Other events 6 Awards and recognitions 7 L.A. Live 8 Image gallery 9 See also 10 References 11 External links

Description[edit]

Staples Center
Staples Center
in June 2002

Structure and architecture[edit] Staples Center
Staples Center
measures 950,000 square feet (88,257.9 m2) of total space, with a 94-foot (28.7 m) by 200-foot (61.0 m) arena floor. It stands 150 feet (45.7 m) tall.[6] The arena seats up to 19,067 for basketball, 18,340 for ice hockey, and around 20,000 for concerts or other sporting events.[1][7] Two-thirds of the arena's seating, including 2,500 club seats, are in the lower bowl. There are also 160 luxury suites, including 15 event suites, on three levels between the lower and upper bowls.[6] The arena's attendance record is held by the fight between World WBA Welterweight Champion, Antonio Margarito and Shane Mosley
Shane Mosley
with a crowd of 20,820 set on January 25, 2009.[8]

Star Plaza

Outside the arena at the Star Plaza are statues of Wayne Gretzky
Wayne Gretzky
and Magic Johnson, although both played at The Forum, where the Kings, Lakers and Sparks previously played. A third statue of boxer Oscar De La Hoya was unveiled outside Staples Center
Staples Center
on December 1, 2008.[9] On April 20, 2010 a fourth statue of the late long time Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn, behind a Laker desk with a chair for fans to sit down for a picture, was unveiled. A fifth statue of the Laker legend Jerry West
Jerry West
dribbling was unveiled on February 17, 2011. A sixth statue of Lakers player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
was unveiled on November 16, 2012. A seventh statue of former Kings' Hall of Fame left wing Luc Robitaille was unveiled on March 7, 2015.[10] An eighth statue of Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O'Neal
was unveiled on March 24, 2017.[11] On January 13, 2018 a ninth statue, of legendary Kings announcer Bob Miller, was unveiled. [12] A tenth statue of Laker legend Elgin Baylor was unveiled on April 6, 2018.[13]

Secret Tunnel

On January 15, 2018, in the aftermath of an NBA basketball game between the Houston Rockets
Houston Rockets
and the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Clippers, point guard Chris Paul
Chris Paul
made the best of playing in Staples Center
Staples Center
for 6 years by utilizing a secret tunnel (connecting the away team's locker room to the backdoor of the Clipper's locker room) to confront former Clipper teammates Austin Rivers
Austin Rivers
and Blake Griffin. He was joined with teammates such as Trevor Ariza, James Harden, and Gerald Green
Gerald Green
to confront the opponents, which only resulted in verbal altercations. History[edit]

Staples Center
Staples Center
during a Lakers game prior to the installation of the new scoreboard, and after the implementation of a new lighting system.

The Staples Center
Staples Center
has been referred to as “the deal that almost wasn’t “ [14][15] Long before construction of the Staples Center
Staples Center
broke ground, plans for the arena were negotiated between elected city officials, and real estate developers Ed Roski of Majestic Realty and Philip Anschutz.[16] They had acquired the hockey team the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Kings in 1995 and were in the beginning of 1996 looking for a new home for their team, which then played at the Forum in Inglewood.[17][18] Majestic Realty Co. in conjunction with AEG were scouring the Los Angele’s area for available land to develop an arena when they were approached by Steve Soboroff, then president of LA Recreation and Parks Commission. Mr. Soboroff requested that they consider building the arena in downtown Los Angeles
Los Angeles
adjacent to the convention center. The proposal intrigue Roski and Anschutz and soon a plan to develop the arena, the current Staples Center, was devised.[16] Months of negotiations ensued between Philip Anschutz and city officials with Ed Roski and John Semcken of Majestic Realty Co. spearheading the negotiations for the real estate developers. The negotiations grew contentious at times and the real estate developers threatened to pull out altogether on more than one occasion.[16] The main opposition came from Councilman Joel Wachs, opposed utilizing public funds to subsidizing the proposed project[15][19] and councilwoman Rita Walters, who objected parts of it.[20] Ultimately, the developers and city leaders reached an agreement and in 1997, construction broke ground and Staples Center
Staples Center
opened a year later. It was financed privately at a cost of US$375 million and is named for the office-supply company Staples, Inc., which was one of the center's corporate sponsors that paid for naming rights.[6] The arena opened on October 17, 1999, with a Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
& The E Street Band concert as its inaugural event. On October 21, 2009, Staples Center
Staples Center
celebrated its 10th anniversary.[21] To commemorate the occasion, the venue's official web site nominated 25 of the arena's greatest moments from its first ten years with fans voting on the top ten.[22][23] During the late summer of 2010, modifications were made to the arena, including refurbished locker rooms for the Clippers, Kings, and Lakers and the installation of a new high-definition center-hung video scoreboard, replacing the original one that had been in place since the building opened in 1998.[24] The Panasonic
Panasonic
Live 4HD scoreboard was officially unveiled on September 22, as AEG and Staples Center executives, as well as player representatives from the Clippers (Craig Smith), Kings (Matt Greene), and Lakers (Sasha Vujacic) were on hand for the presentation. Music[edit] Main article: Entertainment events at Staples Center Sports[edit] The venue opened in 1998 as the home of the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Lakers , Los Angeles Clippers, and Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Kings of the NHL. The Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA joined in 2001, while the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
D-Fenders of the NBA D-League joined in 2006. It became home to the Los Angeles Avengers of the Arena Football League
Arena Football League
in 2000 until the team's discontinuation in 2008.[25] Since its opening day, the Staples Center
Staples Center
has hosted seven NBA Finals series with the Lakers, the 2012 and 2014 Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup
Finals, three WNBA Finals, the 2000 Democratic National Convention, the 2002 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, the 52nd NHL All-Star game, the 62nd NHL All-Star game, three NBA All-Star Games (in 2004, 2011 and 2018), the Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball
Basketball
Tournament, since 2002–2012, the WTA Tour Championships, from 2002–2005, UFC 60
UFC 60
in 2006, UFC 104 in 2009, UFC 184 in 2015, the inaugural Latin Grammy Awards
Latin Grammy Awards
in 2000, the annual Grammy Awards, since 2000, with the exception of 2003 and 2018, the 2009 World Figure Skating Championships, the Summer X Games indoor competitions, since 2003, as well HBO Championship Boxing matches.[7][26]

Staples Center
Staples Center
before a Clippers game, featuring the new hanging scoreboard.

On January 22, 2006, Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Lakers player Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant
scored a career-high 81 points in the Staples Center
Staples Center
against the Toronto Raptors, the second-highest number of points scored in a single game in NBA history,[27] second only to Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point performance. Of the team's five NBA championships since moving to the venue, the Lakers have celebrated their 2000 and 2010 victories at Staples Center
Staples Center
with series-winning victories at home.[citation needed] Prior to the 2006–07 NBA season, the lighting inside Staples Center was modified for Lakers games. The lights were focused only on the court itself (hence the promotional Lights Out campaign), reminiscent of the Lakers' early years at The Forum. Initial fan reaction was positive, and has been a fixture on home games since.[28] The Daktronics
Daktronics
see-through shot-clock was first installed prior to the 2008–09 NBA season.[citation needed] The Clippers adopted the new see through shot clock prior to the 2010–11 NBA season.[citation needed] For Sparks games, the court used is named after Sparks player Lisa Leslie, and was officially named prior to the 2009 home opener against the Shock on June 6, 2009.[citation needed] In 2007 Staples Center removed 178 urinals and installed 178 waterless urinals created by Falcon Waterfree Technologies.[29] The Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Kings, of the NHL hosted the 2010 NHL Entry Draft
2010 NHL Entry Draft
at the arena in June 2010. The Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup
Finals were held at the arena for the first time in 2012. The Kings hosted the New Jersey Devils
New Jersey Devils
in games 3, 4, and ultimately defeated the Devils in game 6 by a final score of 6-1. The Kings became the first team to win the Stanley Cup on home ice since 2007. During the spring of 2012, NHL's Kings, along with NBA's Lakers and Clippers reached the post-season, making it the first time the arena would host three playoff teams.[30] The Lakers unveiled a new hardwood court before their preseason game on October 13, 2012. Taking a cue from soccer clubs, the primary center court logo was adorned with 16 stars, representing the 16 championships the Lakers franchise has won.[citation needed] Staples Center
Staples Center
has hosted the following championship events:

NBA Finals:

2000: On June 19, 2000, the Lakers defeated the Indiana Pacers
Indiana Pacers
116-111 in game 6, which took place at home, to win their twelfth championship title. This was also notable for being their first championship since 1988. 2001 2002 2004 2008 2009 2010: On June 17, 2010, the Lakers defeated the Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics
83-79 in game 7, which took place at home, to win their sixteenth championship title.

Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup
Finals:

2012: On June 11, 2012, the Kings captured their first Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup
in franchise history after defeating the New Jersey Devils
New Jersey Devils
6-1 at home in game 6.[31] 2014: On June 13, 2014, the Kings captured their second Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup
in franchise history after defeating the New York Rangers
New York Rangers
3-2 at home in double overtime of game 5. It was their second championship in the last 3 years.

The Staples Center
Staples Center
will host the basketball competition at the 2028 Summer Olympics. It will host men's preliminaries as well as the men's and women's basketball finals.[32] The January 24, 2000 Episode of WCW Monday Nitro
WCW Monday Nitro
was held in the Staples Center. The venue hosted the WWE
WWE
annual pay-per-view, SummerSlam, every year from 2009 to 2014, having most recently hosted the 27th edition on August 17 of that year. The venue also held WrestleMania 21
WrestleMania 21
in 2005 in front of a sold out crowd of 20,193. The event was also the fastest ticket sell out in Staples Center
Staples Center
history.[33][34] WWE's most recent live pay-per-view event at the Staples Center
Staples Center
was the No Mercy pay-per-view in 2017. Staples Center
Staples Center
has hosted many episodes of Raw and SmackDown over the years. From November 17–20, 2018, it will host Survivor Series
Survivor Series
weekend, which will include NXT TakeOver: Los Angeles on November 17, the 32nd Annual Survivor Series
Survivor Series
pay per view on November 18, and Raw and SmackDown Live on November 19 and 20.

Night view of Staples Center
Staples Center
and L.A. Live

Other events[edit] The 2000 Democratic National Convention
2000 Democratic National Convention
was held here. After his death in 2009, Michael Jackson's memorial service was held at Staples Center. In 2013 and 2016 Staples Center
Staples Center
hosted the grand finals of the Worlds Championship of the video game League of Legends. [35] Awards and recognitions[edit] Staples Center
Staples Center
was named Best New Major Concert
Concert
Venue for 1998 and Arena
Arena
of the Year for 1999, 2000 and 2001 by Pollstar Magazine and has been nominated each year since 2000.[7] In February 2013, PETA named Staples Center
Staples Center
the most "vegetarian-friendly" arena in the NBA.[36] L.A. Live[edit] Main article: L.A. Live Staples Center
Staples Center
is only a part of a 4,000,000-square-foot (371,612.2 m2) development by Anschutz Entertainment Group
Anschutz Entertainment Group
(AEG) adjoining Staples Center
Staples Center
and the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Convention Center. The development, known as L.A. Live, broke ground on September 15, 2005. L.A. Live
L.A. Live
is designed to offer entertainment, retail and residential programming in the downtown Los Angeles
Los Angeles
area.[37][38] Image gallery[edit]

Staples Center
Staples Center
as seen from Microsoft Square

Satellite view of Staples Center
Staples Center
prior to the L.A. Live
L.A. Live
development

Staples Center
Staples Center
during a Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Kings game

The red carpet under the tent leading to Staples Center
Staples Center
for the 54th Grammy Awards

Inside Staples Center
Staples Center
during a Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Kings game.

Inside Staples Center
Staples Center
in a Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Lakers game set up.

Inside Staples Center
Staples Center
before a Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Kings game.

Inside Staples Center
Staples Center
before a Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Lakers game.

A packed Staples Center
Staples Center
during a Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Clippers game.

Inside Staples Center
Staples Center
during WWE
WWE
SummerSlam
SummerSlam
2009

See also[edit]

Los Angeles
Los Angeles
portal

Joel Wachs, Los Angeles
Los Angeles
City Council member who forged a deal to bring the sports arena to L.A.

List of music venues in Los Angeles, a list of other music venues in Los Angeles.

References[edit]

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at San Jose Scotiabank Saddledome Staples Center T-Mobile Arena

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Current arenas in the Women's National Basketball
Basketball
Association

Eastern Conference

Bankers Life Fieldhouse Capital One Arena Madison Square Garden McCamish Pavilion Mohegan Sun Arena Wintrust Arena

Western Conference

College Park Center KeyArena Mandalay Bay Events Center Staples Center Talking Stick Resort Arena Target Center

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WrestleMania
WrestleMania
venues

Madison Square Garden

I X XX

Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Memorial Sports Arena

2 VII

Allstate Arena
Arena
(Rosemont, IL)

2 13 22

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

2

Pontiac Silverdome

III

Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall

IV V

Rogers Centre

VI X8

Hoosier Dome

VIII

Caesars Palace

IX

XL Center
XL Center
(Hartford, CT)

XI

Honda Center
Honda Center
(Anaheim)

XII 2000

TD Garden

XIV

Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia)

XV

Reliant Astrodome

X-Seven

Safeco Field

XIX

Staples Center

21

Ford Field

23

Camping World Stadium
Camping World Stadium
(Orlando)

XXIV 33

NRG Stadium

XXV

University of Phoenix Stadium
University of Phoenix Stadium
(Glendale, AZ)

XXVI

Georgia Dome

XXVII

Hard Rock Stadium

XXVIII

MetLife Stadium

29 35

Mercedes-Benz Superdome

XXX 34

Levi's Stadium

31

AT&T Stadium

32

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Venues of the Democratic National Convention

The Athenaeum and Warfield's Church (1832) Fourth Presbyterian Church (Baltimore) (1835) The Assembly Rooms (1840) Odd Fellows Hall (1844) Universalist Church (Baltimore) (1848) Maryland Institute (1852) Smith and Nixon's Hall (1856) South Carolina Institute Hall / Front Street Theater (1860) The Amphitheatre (Chicago) (1864) Tammany Hall
Tammany Hall
(1868) Ford's Grand Opera House (1872) Merchants Exchange Building (1876) Cincinnati Music Hall (1880) Interstate Exposition Building (1884) Exposition Building (1888) Wigwam (1892) Chicago Coliseum
Chicago Coliseum
(1896) Convention Hall
Convention Hall
(1900) St. Louis Coliseum
St. Louis Coliseum
(1904) Denver Auditorium Arena
Arena
(1908) Fifth Regiment Armory
Fifth Regiment Armory
(1912) Convention Hall
Convention Hall
(1916) San Francisco Civic Auditorium (1920) Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden
(II) (1924) Sam Houston Hall (1928) Chicago Stadium
Chicago Stadium
(1932) Philadelphia Convention Hall/ Franklin Field
Franklin Field
(1936) Chicago Stadium
Chicago Stadium
(1940) Chicago Stadium
Chicago Stadium
(1944) Philadelphia Convention Hall
Convention Hall
(1948) International Amphitheatre
International Amphitheatre
(1952) International Amphitheatre
International Amphitheatre
(1956) Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Memorial Sports Arena
Arena
/ Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Memorial Coliseum (1960) Atlantic City Convention Hall
Convention Hall
(1964) International Amphitheatre
International Amphitheatre
(1968) Miami Beach Convention Center
Miami Beach Convention Center
(1972) Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden
(IV) (1976) Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden
(IV) (1980) Moscone Center
Moscone Center
(1984) Omni Coliseum
Omni Coliseum
(1988) Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden
(IV) (1992) United Center (1996) Staples Center
Staples Center
(2000) FleetCenter (2004) Pepsi Center
Pepsi Center
/ Invesco Field (2008) Time Warner Cable Arena
Arena
(2012) Wells Fargo Center (2016)

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Venues of the Grammy Award
Grammy Award
ceremonies

The Beverly Hilton
The Beverly Hilton
(1959; 1965) Hollywood Palladium
Hollywood Palladium
(1971, 1974, 1976-1977) Felt Forum (1972) Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden
(1972, 1997, 2003, 2018) Tennessee Theatre (1973) Uris Theatre (1975) Shrine Auditorium
Shrine Auditorium
(1978–1980, 1982–1987, 1989-1990, 1992-1993, 1995-1996, 1999) Radio City Music Hall
Radio City Music Hall
(1981, 1988, 1991, 1994, 1998) Staples Center
Staples Center
(2000–2002, 2004-2017)

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Venues of the Latin Grammy Award
Grammy Award
ceremonies

Staples Center
Staples Center
(2000) Conga Room
Conga Room
(2001) Kodak Theatre (2002) American Airlines Arena
Arena
(2003) Shrine Auditorium
Shrine Auditorium
(2004–2005) Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden
(2006) Mandalay Bay Events Center
Mandalay Bay Events Center
(2007) Toyota Center
Toyota Center
(2008) Mandalay Bay Events Center
Mandalay Bay Events Center
(2009–2013) MGM Grand Garden Arena
Arena
(2014-2015, 2017) T-Mobile Arena
Arena
(2016)

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Olympic venues in basketball

1936: Tennis Courts, Tennis Stadium (final) 1948: Harringay Arena 1952: Messuhalli (final), Tennis Palace 1956: West Melbourne Stadium, Royal Exhibition Building
Royal Exhibition Building
(final) 1960: Palazzo dello Sport (final), Palazzetto dello Sport 1964: National Gymnasium 1968: Juan Escutia Sports Palace 1972: Basketballhalle 1976: Centre Étienne Desmarteau, Montreal Forum
Montreal Forum
(final) 1980: CSKA Palace of Sports, Indoor Stadium (final) 1984: The Forum 1988: Jamsil Gymnasium 1992: Pavelló Olímpic de Badalona 1996: Georgia Dome
Georgia Dome
(final), Morehouse College Gymnasium 2000: Sydney SuperDome
Sydney SuperDome
(final), The Dome and Exhibition Complex 2004: Hellinikon Indoor Arena, Nikos Galis Olympic Indoor Hall (final) 2008: Wukesong Indoor Stadium 2012: Basketball
Basketball
Arena, North Greenwich Arena1 2016: Carioca Arena
Arena
1, Youth Arena 2020: Saitama Super Arena 2024: AccorHotels Arena, Palais des sports Marcel-Cerdan 2028: Staples Center, Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Convention Center

Note: During the Olympic Games, venues that have naming rights sold may not use their name during the Olympic Games.

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Downtown Los Angeles

Districts and neighborhoods

Arts District Bunker Hill Chinatown Civic Center Fashion District Financial District Gallery Row Historic Core Jewelry District Little Tokyo Naud Junction Old Bank District Skid Row South Park Spring Street Financial District Toy District Wholesale District

Points of interest

Angels Flight The Broad Broadway Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels City Hall Convention Center Grand Park L.A. Live MOCA Music Center Olvera Street Pershing Square Staples Center Union Station

LA Regions Crescenta Valley Downtown Eastside Harbor Area Greater Hollywood Northeast LA Northwest LA San Fernando Valley South LA Westside Wilshire

Mid-City West Mid-Wilshire

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Music venues of California

Outdoor venues

Angel Stadium AT&T Park Dodger Stadium Greek Theatre Harder Stadium Hearst Greek Theatre Hollywood Bowl John Anson Ford Amphitheatre Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Memorial Coliseum Levi's Stadium Mountain Winery Oakland Coliseum Pacific Amphitheatre Petco Park Qualcomm Stadium Rose Bowl San Manuel Amphitheater Santa Barbara Bowl Shoreline Amphitheatre Sleep Train Amphitheatre (Chula Vista, California) Toyota Amphitheatre Concord Pavilion Spartan Stadium Starlight Bowl (Burbank) Starlight Bowl (San Diego) StubHub Center

Indoor venues

Arlington Theater Bimbo's 365 Club City National Grove of Anaheim The Church on York Dolby Theatre Universal Amphitheatre Great American Music Hall Hollywood Palladium Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Music Center Majestic Ventura Theatre Microsoft Theater Nob Hill Masonic Center Pasadena Civic Auditorium Rabobank Theater Roxy Theatre Sacramento Memorial Auditorium City National Civic Segerstrom Center for the Arts Shrine Auditorium Terrapin Crossroads The Troubadour War Memorial and Performing Arts Center Whisky a Go Go Yoshi's

Arenas

Anaheim Convention Center Bren Events Center Citizens Business Bank Arena Coussoulis Arena Cow Palace Del Mar Arena Golden Hall Golden 1 Center Jenny Craig Pavilion Farm Credit Dairy Center The Forum Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Honda Center Long Beach Arena Oracle Arena Orange Pavilion Paso Robles Event Center Pauley Pavilion Rabobank Arena RIMAC Arena SAP Center Save Mart Center Selland Arena Sleep Train Arena Alex G. Spanos Center Staples Center Stockton Arena Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium Thunderdome Valley View Casino Center Viejas Arena

Festivals

BottleRock Napa Valley Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival Hardly Strictly Bluegrass High Sierra Music Festival Monterey Jazz Festival Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival Spirit West Coast Stagecoach Festival

Historic venues

The Boarding House Bop City Fillmore West Sweetwater Saloon

Demolished

Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Memorial Sports Aren

.