Busiest 4 Days in History of STAPLES Center & L.A. LIVE!

Los Angeles Staples Center

Staples Center Live and Downtown LA

LIVE, STAPLES Center and Downtown Los Angeles will be the center of the sports universe beginning Thursday night. Kings, Lakers, Clippers and the world’s best cyclists will all compete for coveted championship titles during an unprecedented 80 hours in Los Angeles

Fans are encouraged to plan extra travel and parking time if attending any of the events happening in or around STAPLES Center this Sunday, May 20, 2012. In addition to our sold-out playoff games, the streets of downtown will be filled with spectators watching the downtown circuit of the AMGEN TOUR of California cycling race, which finishes on Figueroa Street at Chick Hearn/11th Street at approximately 11:45 AM.

Additionally, the Los Angeles Kings and STAPLES Center have announced to open it’s doors early Sunday morning inviting ticketed fans to enter the arena as early as 9:00 AM. Complimentary coffee and doughnuts will be served until 10:30 AM to ticketholders.

The Los Angeles Convention Center will also be hosting a conference on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Road Closures – Sunday, May 20th

Figueroa Street from Pico Blvd. to Olympic Blvd.
Chick Hearn Ct. from Flower Street to Georgia Street
Pico Blvd. from Flower Street to Figueroa Street
Flower Street from Pico Blvd. to 11th Street
Olympic Blvd. from Figueroa Street to Olive Street
Olive Street, North of Olympic Blvd.
11th Street from Flower Street to Hill Street
Hill Street, North of 11th Street

All of the above streets will be re-opened prior to the end of the Kings game. Pedestrian bridges to cross Figueroa Street will be erected at Figueroa Street just north of Chick Hearn Ct. and at Figueroa Street just north of Pico Blvd.

Directions to Lot 1, Lot W and Lot C are attached for your reference.

Weekend Event Schedule & Information

Thursday, May 17th at 6:00 PM Kings vs. Phoenix Coyotes (Round 3, Home Game 1)
Friday, May 18th at 7:30 PM Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (Series B, Home Game 1)
Saturday, May 19th at 12:30 PM Clippers vs. San Antonio Spurs (Round B, Home Game 1)
Saturday, May 19th at 7:30 PM Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (Series B, Home Game 2)
Sunday, May 20th at 8:00 AM “Nissan Ride Before the Pros” (Free to the public, register at http://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/nissan.html)
Sunday, May 20th at 10:30 AM AMGEN TOUR of California downtown circuit (beginning on Rodeo Drive, finishing downtown at approximately 11:45 AM)
Sunday, May 20th at 12:00 PM Kings vs. Phoenix Coyotes (Round 3, Home Game 2)
Sunday, May 20th at 7:30 PM Clippers vs. San Antonio Spurs (Round B, Home Game 2)

About Chris Cabrera

Chris Cabrera is the CDO and CCO of Barry's Ticket Service and has been with Barry's Tickets since the very start of the company back in 1985. Chris has been to 7 Super Bowl, 3 Stanley Cup Championships, 2 World Series and 4 Lakers NBA Championship Games.

  • TJ Rosman

    Its going to be a crazy weekend in Downtown. Cant wait…GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO KINGS!

  • Brian

    I CANT WAIT FOR NEXT WEEK! This is going to be the best week in sports history for LA. Kings, Clipps, Lakers – I can’t decide which games to go to! I want to go to all of them! :)

    We will definitely be at STAPLES Center A LOT over the next couple weeks and hopefully into June.
    GOOOO KINGS!

  • Tumi

    It’s going to be like black Friday, something everyone should experience once. Can’t wait…Go Lakers.

  • Steve S

    Thanks for this post, I got my tickets through you guys and its great to let us know about all of the stuff going on. Should go down now to avoid the BS traffice :(

    Bad loss last night, should be 1 – 1

    Oh well, we will take both games at the Staples Center!!!

  • Sarah

    Its going to be a madhouse. People should really look into public transportation. The redline, purple line , and blue line All go to that area.
    Thank you for the heads up!

  • biggFish

    LAKESHOW all day! True fans have not given up on the Lakers just because they are behind in the series. This weekend is going to wild in LA. The kings are doing their thing and there will be cyclists in the street.
    I’m ready for this party.

  • Gloria

    Thanks for the info…. forget the traffic,
    I’ll be watching from home….. Congrats to all the LA teams that have made it this far :)))

  • Charles M

    Your services are top notch and you’re always one step ahead. The customer service and prices are miles ahead of the rest. Thank you for the heads up. Kings game here I come……

  • Fansince79

    Lets hope all the Los Angeles teams will have successful games at Staples this weekend!