The Los Angeles Lakers are a professional basketball team that compete in the National Basketball League (NBA). They were founded in 1947 as the Minneapolis Lakers and moved in Los Angeles in 1960, where they are still based to this day. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference. The Lakers are one of the most successful teams in the history of the NBA with a total of 16 NBA Championships from 31 finals appearances. If you want to know where the LA Lakers play their home games, continue reading to find out.
Where do the LA Lakers play?
The Los Angeles Lakers have played their home games at the Staples Center since it was opened in 1999. The stadium is a multipurpose arena located in Downtown Los Angeles, and is also home to the LA Clippers (NBA), LA Kings (NHL) and LA Sparks (WNBA). The arena seats 18,997 for Lakers games.
Before moving into the Staples Center the Lakers played at an arena known as The Forum (also known as the Great Western Forum). Their first home court after moving to Los Angeles was the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.
Did you know?
The Staples Center is the only arena that is home to two teams from the NBA. It is also used for various concerts, wrestling, boxing and other sporting events.
The Staples Center took over a year to build and cost about $375 million to build!