Where To Sit
For Sporting Events: As with any ticket purchase, where to sit boils down to budget vs. want. Everyone wants to sit courtside and yell at the players, but few people get that opportunity. Let’s be more realistic.
If you’re ready to spend some big bucks and impress your company, sections Premier 4-6 are right behind the player benches and come in as some of the best seats in the house. If you want to be close to the action, it doesn’t get any better.
For a great view of the action with a substantially cheaper price tag, look to seats in Premier 5 and Premier 14. The seats are back far enough from the court for a lower price, but being center-court provides the best views.
Family outings are have always been an integral part of sports, so if you’re ready to bring the family, try the corner seats in section 114. These seats have easy access without giving up too much of the game experience.
Sometimes, you want to go to the game, but the only focus is the price. That’s fine too! You can find inexpensive tickets when you look in the right places and search for the right times. We recommend sections 309-311. These upper-level seats clock in as some of the cheapest in the arena.
For Concerts: Almost everyone agrees that the best place to enjoy a concert is on the floor right in front of the stage. If being on the floor is not your cup of tea, you can find a head-on view of the stage from sections 105-107. Just like with the sports seats, keep your budget in mind when looking at the head-on tickets.
In Staples Center, the best options for a mix of price and views of the stage are sections 111-112, 101, and 119. You get a blend of good proximity to the stage, excellent sound quality, and of course, much easier access in and out of your seats.
Pushing further back to sections 308-311, you’ll find some of the cheapest tickets without sacrificing the great views. If the price is your biggest concern, we suggest starting there and working your way around the upper deck to find the seats you want.
What To Expect When You Arrive
Security and Bag Policy: All attendees are subject to metal detector screening, visual inspection, and a thorough bag inspection at the entrance. Bags over 14”x14”x6” are not allowed. For a full list of policies and what to expect, see the A-Z help page on the arena’s website.
Parking: The Staples Center offers three garages. One is self-park and can range from a flat fee of $10-$30 while the other two garages are valet parked and can range anywhere from $30-$40 depending on how long you stay. There are traditional parking lots located further away, but prices vary from lot to lot and event to event.
Staples Center Experience
If you’re ready for a meal before or after the show, we recommend checking out the L.A. Live complex. This enormous entertainment complex is located next to the arena and provides something for everyone in your party.
Staples Center sits close to amazing food and lodging choices, so you’re taken care of before, during, and after the show. Don’t miss out on your chance to live the experience too.