STAPLES Center is celebrating its 20th anniversary year and has undoubtedly developed
an unrivaled reputation for excellence having established itself as the Sports and
Entertainment Center of the World. Beginning twenty years ago with Bruce Springsteen
and the E Street Band’s opening night concert on October 17, 1999, more than 75 million
guests have come to the AEG-owned and operated STAPLES Center to attend a schedule of
prestigious concerts, sporting events, award shows, family shows and other major attractions
unmatched by any arena.
As the home of four professional sports franchises, the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers and
Los Angeles Clippers, the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, and the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks,
STAPLES Center has proven to be a home court advantage for the local teams with the Lakers
capturing five NBA Championships and the Kings winning two Stanley Cup titles since 1999,
while the Sparks captured back-to-back WNBA Championships in their first two STAPLES
Center campaigns and brought home their third WNBA Championship in June 2016.
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