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Kings Vs Ducks

In a week where they badly needed to pick up some key victories the Los Angeles Kings are mired in perhaps their toughest stretch of the season, going winless over the past week to run their overall losing streak to five games. After losing consecutive road games in Boston and Columbus Los Angeles returned to Sourthern California and were swept in back-to-back games by their LA rivals, the league leading Anaheim Ducks. The second of the back-to-back contests was the much anticipated outdoor game at Dodger Stadium, taken by the Ducks 3-0.

Kings Vs Ducks Tickets

Kings Vs Ducks

Week Recap: Monday night the Kings lost a tough one in Boston to a solid Bruins team. Boston jumped on top 2-0 on first period goals by Brad Marchand and Torey Krug. The Kings fought back to tie the game on goals by Willie Mitchell and Jeff Carter, only to see Marchand score his second goal of the game just 18 seconds after Carter scored to tie the game at 2. The Bruins would hold on to the victory, and the Kings would go on to Columbus for the second half of a back-to-back. The Kings scored the first goal Tuesday night in Columbus on a tally by Dwight King only to see the Blue Jackets score consecutive first period goals by RJ Umberger and Ryan Johansen to go up 2-1. Jeff Carter notched his 20th goal of the season early in the second to tie the game at 2, but the Blue Jackets took control with three consecutive goals to put the game away. Martin Jones had a tough night in goal for the Kings. With three consecutive losses the Kings returned to Southern California for two with Anaheim. The Thursday and Saturday games were a big test and the chance for Los Angeles to make up ground on the NHL leaders. The two games, won by Anaheim via a combined score of 5-1 are an indication of just how strong of a club the Ducks have become. Anaheim is seemingly able to adapt to any opponents style, winning high scoring contests as well as gritty defensive games, like Thursday night at the Honda Center. The Kings were shut out Saturday night by the Ducks Jonas Hiller, putting the Ducks 19 points up on their division rivals.

Kings Schedule this week

Kings Vs

Up next for the Kings: The upcoming schedule doesn’t get any easier for the Kings. Los Angeles travels north to face the San Jose Sharks on Monday night, following by an immediate trip to Phoenix to take on the Coyotes on Tuesday night. They then round out the week by finally returning to STAPLES Center to face Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday and the Philadelpia Flyers on Saturday night. Pittsburgh’s trip to Los Angeles will give Kings fans their lone opportunity to see the universally regarded best player in hockey, Sidney Crosby. The Penguins star is on track to win yet another league MVP award this season.

Where they stand: With 64 points the Kings are in sixth place in the Western Conference, five points behind the Colorado Avalanche and twelve points behind the San Jose Sharks.

The Kings face off against the Ducks two more times at the Staples Center once on March 15th and then again on April 12! All Ducks Vs Kings Tickets have no service fees on any ticket. Chris Michaels

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Stadium Series Tickets Contest

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Barry’s Ticket Service is pleased to announce that we are having ANOTHER Stadium Series Tickets Contest for your chance to win two Kings Vs Ducks Tickets for the January 25th Dodger Stadium extravaganza! You can enter once or on each of our social media pages!

When the Anaheim Ducks and the Los Angeles Kings face off in an outdoor game at Dodger Stadium the two clubs will not only be making history with the first outdoor NHL game in Southern California, they’ll also be playing their second key game in three nights. Prior to the much anticipated game on Saturday, January 25 the Ducks and Kings will square off at Honda Center on Thursday, January 23. For the Kings it will be their first opportunity to face Anaheim with Jonathan Quick back in the lineup. The Kings goaltender is rounding into form after missing nearly two months with a pulled groin. If the Kings can slow down Anaheim they’ll be just the third team to beat Anaheim in the past six weeks. The Ducks are in the midst of the best streak in club history, winning 19 of their last 21.

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Exclusive Instagram Stadium Series Tickets Giveaway

Kings Vs Ducks Stadium Series

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With just seven days left till the Los Angeles history making event of the LA Kings Vs Anaheim Ducks Stadium Series game at Dodger Stadium Barry’s Ticket Service is offering an exclusive giveaway of Stadium Series Tickets to our followers on Instagram!

As the NHL Point leading Anaheim head into the final week before the Stadium Series game on Jan 25th they have two home games at the Honda Center. They face the Winnipeg Jets on Jan 21st for their second meeting of the season, in the first meeting on October 6th they defeated the Jets 3-2 in Winnipeg. Their only other home game of the week is a preview of what will come on Saturday when the LA Kings travel accross town to face them at the Honda Center on January 23rd in a game that is sure to set the tempo for Saturday. Ducks Tickets for all games at the Honda Center are available now.

The LA Kings on the other hand will be finishing up their road trip. With a loss last night to the Red Wings the Kings need to regroup quickly to face another tough game when they play the Boston Bruins on Monday Jan 20 and Tuesday the Columbus Blue Jacks. After back to back games they fly back to the west coast to face the league leading Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center on January 23rd. Then its on to the history Stadium Series game at Dodger Stadium against the Ducks on January 25th. Kings Tickets for all home and away games are available now.

Exclusive Instagram Followers Stadium Series Tickets Giveaway!

Stadium Series Tickets Giveaway

Stadium Series Tickets Giveaway


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Rules: This contest is only for Instagram! No other social media site entries for this contest will be accepted! Only one picture per Instagram user will be accepted! If multiple pictures by the same user are tagged you will be disqualified. No Entries will be accepted after 11:00pm pst Monday January 20th 2014! Entries will be verified and a winner will be notified as well as the name of the winner posted here on Tuesday Jan 21 before 5:00pm pst!

Verification: The picture MUST be of you in your Kings or Ducks Gear! If contestant does not match the tagged picture the tickets will be forfeited. If you show a picture of a tattoo and win be prepared to show the tattoo when you pick up the tickets from our office.

Recieving the Tickets: Winner must pick up the Stadium Series Tickets from any one of our three offices on Saturday June 25th and show a valid ID. No exceptions will be made. Only the winner of the tickets can pick up the tickets they cannot be transferred into another name or picked up by anyone else. Contest does not include Lodging or Transportation to and from Dodger Stadium!

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Chance to win Stadium Series Tickets

Stadium Series Tickets

On January 25th 2014 Los Angelenos will have their chance to witness NHL history as the Stadium Series makes its way to Dodger Stadium where rivals and the leagues leader in points the Anaheim Ducks take on the Los Angeles Kings in the first outdoor Hockey game at the Stadium. While its not the actual first outdoor game in “warm” weather that honor goes to Caesars Palace which held a exhibition pre-season game between the Rangers and LA Kings where the Kings won 5-1. This was also the first official outdoor NHL game.

Now is your chance to win a pair of Stadium Series Tickets and No Purchase Is Necessary. To Enter just follow the instructions below, you can use your Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or Google+ account or all four if you want but in order to enter you must follow all three steps or your entry will be disqualified. You can also checkout the layout of Dodger Stadium Seating Chart to see where the rink is by going to our Kings Vs Ducks Stadium Series Tickets page.

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Stadium Series Contest Winners

Stadium Series Contest

Receiving the Tickets:
Winner must pick up the tickets on January 24th 2014 or January 25th 2014 from one of our offices and present valid Identification when doing so. The winner of the contest is the only person that can pick up the tickets and tickets cannot be transferred into another party’s name. Winner will receive two tickets to the Stadium Series at Dodger Stadium game between the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings.

This contest does not include lodging or transportation to or from the Dodger Stadium.

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No entries for this Stadium Series Tickets giveaway will be accepted after 8:00am (pst) Monday Jan 20th. Entries will be verified that they have met all three criteria’s in the contest and a random third party will select the winner. Winner of this contest will be notified by email as well as posted on this blog post. If the winner is not able or chooses not to accept the prize “as is”, the winner forfeits his/her prize and Barry’s Ticket Service reserves the right to select another winner. Each entrant must be resident of the fifty states and DC who are eighteen and older. To see a complete list of rules and regulations for this Stadium Series Ticket Giveaway Contest Click Here.

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Best Place To Sit Kings Ducks Dodger Stadium

Stadium Series Dodger Stadium

Stadium Series

With the success of the NHL Winter Classic, which this year pitted the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings in front of over one-hundred-thousand at the University of Michigan football Stadium, the National Hockey League has greatly expanded the number of outdoor games. This year the burgeoning tradition will include a unique matchup between the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks at Dodger Stadium. The Southern California game will be held on January 25! You can purchase Kings Vs Ducks Stadium Series Tickets Now!

Where is the best place to sit in Dodger Stadium for the Stadium Series Game?

Kings Vs Ducks Tickets Dodger Stadium

Stadium Series/ Image from Dodgers.com

Since there hasn’t been a hockey game at Dodger Stadium yet it’s a bit tough to say exactly where the best seating location for the Kings Vs Ducks game is. It is also a personal preference as to where you like to sit for a hockey game. Some people like to sit as close to the action as possible while others like a higher view as to be able to see actual plays develop. Others like the action coming at them so they prefer to sit behind the goal and just have too look forward the entire game.

The the reserve level at Dodger Stadium will give you what seems to be a great overview of all the action going on. Loge should give you a great view as well. For people who like to be closer down of course Field Box is the way to go.

The Dodger Stadium contest will feature the team with the best record in the National Hockey League, Anaheim, and the Los Angeles Kings, winners of the 2012 Stanley Cup. The red hot Ducks, behind the superstars Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry, lead the NHL with 75 points and are currently on a seven-game winning streak. Getzlaf and Perry are fourth and sixth in the NHL in scoring with forty-eight combined goals between them. They’ve helped lead one of the NHL’s most dynamic offenses and will be a stern test for Jonathan Quick and the elite Los Angeles Kings defense.

The Kings have had a solid season fighting through several key injuries including losing their All-Star goaltender Quick for nearly two months due to a groin injury. Los Angeles boasts a deep roster of talent including one of the top defensive corps in the NHL. The catalyst for the Kings success is Quick who returned from his injury on January 8th. The Kings are currently sixth in the Western Conference with 61 points, well within striking distance of Chicago and Anaheim for the top seeds in the conference.
Anaheim and Los Angeles will meet at the Honda Center on Thursday, January 23rd, two nights prior to the outdoor game. The doubleheader will give the Kings golden opportunity to make up ground on the Western Conference leaders immediately, adding additional intensity to the rivalry between the two Southern California teams.

The NHL will utilize technology first used during an outdoor game in Las Vegas in 1991. The Kings also played in the Vegas game in 1991 and despite temperatures that reached 85 degrees the ice held up the warm conditions. Like in Las Vegas the game will be played at night to mitigate temperature issues. Over the past several years the league has perfected the technology behind their portable refrigeration equipment they use for the outdoor games. The game at Dodger Stadium will reportedly be able to seat as many as 70,000 people, creating unique memories for Los Angeles hockey fans.

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Anheim Ducks Perfect Four Game Road Trip

Anaheim Ducks 2013-2014 Season

Anaheim Ducks

With a perfect 3-0 record over the past week the Anaheim Ducks have now run their consecutive game winning streak to eight, including three consecutive road wins versus Eastern Conference foes. The eight game winning streak has vaulted the Ducks to the top overall record in the National Hockey League. Anaheim now has 57 points on the season, one point above the defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks.

Week Recap: After winning five consecutive games at the friendly confines of Honda Center the Ducks kicked off the week with an impressive 5-2 victory over perennial powers Detroit. After Thomas Jurco opened the scoring for Detroit the Ducks scored four unanswered first period goals. Jakob Silfverberg, Nick Bonino, Corey Perry and Sami Vatananen all tallied first period goals for Anaheim. Saku Koivu opened the scoring in the second period to give the Ducks in insurmountable 5-1 lead. Perry’s goal was his 22nd on the season. Three days later the Ducks made the trip to New Jersey and defeated the Devils by a 3-2 score in overtime. Cam Fowler and Mathieu Perrault scored the two regulation goals for Anaheim before Kyle Palmieri notched the game-winner in overtime, his 5th of the season. Jonas Hiller was solid in net once again for the Ducks, running his season record to 15-4-4. After defeating the Devils on Friday the Ducks made the trip to Long Island for the second half of a back-to-back versus the Islanders, winning 5-3. After falling behind 3-1 the Ducks exploded for four goals in the third period, with Ryan Getzlaf slotting home his 18th and 19th goals of the season. Mathieu Perrault and Kyle Palmieri scored scored the other two third period goals for Anaheim. Rookie Frederik Andersen was victorious in between the pipes, running his season record to 7-1.

Ducks Honda Center

Honda Center

The Week Ahead: The Ducks have a light schedule over the Christmas Holidays with a game Monday night followed by four days off before they host the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday night at the Honda Center. After Saturday night’s game the Ducks head to the Bay Area for a big Sunday night matchup versus the San Jose Sharks. The Ducks are looking to keep pace with their cross-town rivals, the Los Angeles Kings. Even with an 8-game winning streak the Ducks are just three points up on the Kings who have won nine of their last ten.

Where they stand: With 57 points the Ducks are a point ahead of the Chicago Blackhawks for the top overall record in the National Hockey League. They are in a tight race for best record in the Pacific Division with the Los Angeles Kings. As of Monday the Ducks are three points on top of the red hot Kings. In all the two Los Angeles teams have just one loss in their last 20 games played.

By: Chris Cabrera

LA Kings Face The Oilers Sharks And Avalanche

Los Angeles Kings

Go Kings Go

The Los Angeles Kings continued their hot streak, winning three of four on the road, including three consecutive wins in Canada behind the play of rookie goaltender Martin Jones. The Kings six game winning streak came to an end Sunday night at the hands of the defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks. The Kings return home for four games, starting Tuesday night when they host the Edmonton Oilers at STAPLES Center. You can still purchase Kings Tickets for the Tuesday game as well as the entire Kings Schedule.

Week Recap: The Kings play without star goaltender Jonathon Quick has been impressive with both Ben Scrivens and Martin Jones stepping up with solid play. Jones had shotouts in two of his first three games, including the Kings first ever shutout over the Montreal Canadians. Tuesday night’s win over Montreal, in which the Kings throttled the first place Canadians in Montreal 6-0, was perhaps the Kings most impressive win of the season. Los Angeles scored two goals in the first period and four in the second to put the game away early. Tyler Toffoli continued his stellar play with his 8th goal of the season while Anze Kopitar notched his 9th goal of the year. Following the impressive victory in Montreal the Kings traveled to Toronto to take on the Maple Leafs in a back-to-back on Wednesday night. Jones was impressive in goal again, stopping 38 of the 39 Toronto shots on goal. Jeff Carter and Kyle Clifford picked up third period goals to put the game away. Jones won again, his fourth victory in four career starts. The Kings had two days rest before making the trip north to Ottawa for a game with the Senators. The Kings jumped on top of the Senators with three goals in the first period and never looked back to run their win streak to six. Anze Kopitar had two goals for Los Angeles and now has eleven on the season. Martin Jones stopped 37 shots in the victory. The rookie is now 5-0 in five career starts with just a 0.99 goals against average.

Staples Center

Staples Center

The Week Ahead: The Kings return home for three games this coming week versus the Edmonton Oilers, San Jose Sharks and Colorado Avalanche. The big question for Los Angeles is when they can expect their star goaltender, Jonathon Quick back. It’s a testament to their depth that they haven’t missed a beat with Ben Scrivens and Martin Jones in goal. Quick is still a few weeks away from returning, but the club did announce that he’ll be available for the United States when the winter Olympics kick off in early February.

Where they stand: The Kings have the third best record in the Western Conference, which is also good for the third best record in the National Hockey League. Los Angeles’s loss in Chicago on Sunday dropped them to give points behind the Blackhawks for the top record in hockey. They are part of a tight four-team race in the brutal Pacific Division. Anaheim, Los Angeles San Jose and Vancouver are bunched within four points of each other at the top.By:Chris Michaels

Barry’s Tickets is offering a special Kings Tickets Discount Code for the Kings home games at the Staples Center This week which includes the Oilers, Sharks and Avalanche! Use the Kings Tickets Discount Code at the Checkout!

Kings Tickets Discount Code

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LA Kings shortend 2013 season preview

Los Angeles Kings

Los Angeles Kings

Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr have made their peace, the embarrassing lockout is over and hockey is finally back. The NHL will now squeeze a forty-eight games season and a complete playoffs into the next six months. The Kings, who barely squeaked into the postseason and then went on a dominant run to win their first Stanley Cup are uniquely positioned for a quick start. This truncated season will reward teams that can start quickly. They’ll be no preseason games so teams that return the core of their roster from the previous year should be strongly positioned to get out of the gates quickly.
Of course repeating as Stanley Cup Champion is harder than winning it in the first place, at least in the modern and more parity-filled NHL. The days of the Edmonton Oilers and Pittsburgh Penguins winning multiple titles in a row are long gone, with the Detroit Red Wings being the last to repeat nearly fifteen years ago. The Kings will also have the clichéd target on their back as they go from plucky eighth seed getting hot at the right time to defending champion. Still the entire core returns from last season save the retirement of role player Ethan Moreau, so the Kings should be primed for a quick start.

Here’s a rundown of the roster.

Goaltending: In Jonathon Quick the Kings have one of the youngest and most talented netminders in the NHL. The team smartly rewarded last year’s Conn Smythe winner with a ten-year $58 million dollar contract. Quick gives the club great stability and a player who should be a perennial Vezina Trophy candidate. For insurance they have the very talented former first round draft pick Jonathan Bernier to back up Quick. If the team chooses to keep the talented Bernier they have an outstanding backup with a career 2.50 Goals Against. If they choose to trade Bernier they have a tremendous chip to bring instant help in others areas or talented prospects. It’s an excellent position to be in. Considering the quick start to the season and the potential for back to backs due to the shortened schedule the Kings may be smart to hold onto Bernier as an option at the trade deadline.

Defense: Although seen as risky at the time the Jack Johnson trade turned out to be the right move and didn’t have an adverse effect on the club’s defensive core. Drew Doughty started slow following his contract dispute but still played a heavy volume of minutes and had a strong regular season. Doughty’s commanding playoff performance cemented his position as one of the top defensemen in the league and a future perennial Norris Trophy candidate. Rob Scuderi is a capable veteran and a sold partner for Doughty. In Willie Mitchell the Kings have a steady veteran along the lines of Scuderi. Mitchell teamed up well with Slava Voynov last year and they should again be a consistent second unit behind Doughty/Scuderi. With everyone back there’s no reason Quick and the defensive corps shouldn’t continue to lead a club near the top of the NHL in goals against.

Forwards: Make no mistake the defense and goaltending carried the Kings to the 8th playoff spot with the offense kicking in during the playoffs. After a fairly pedestrian regular season the line of Anze Kopitar, Dustin Brown and Justin Williams exploded in the postseason with Williams scoring twenty points in twenty games. Due to injury the club will be without Kopitar for three to four weeks to start the season. The more high profile but less productive line of Mike Richards, Jeff Carter and Dustin Penner could be in for a big season. Richards had an up and down regular season but has been a consistent 75 to 80 point scorer during his career. He flourished in tandem with Carter in the playoffs and there’s no reason that can’t continue. For all his talent and sheer size and athleticism Dustin Penner has been an enigma during the regular season. If his strong playoff performance can carry on into the regular season the Richards line has the ability to be elite. The third line Jarrett Stoll, Trevor Lewis and Simon Gagne is a nice mix of young talent and veteran leadership.

Prediction: Typically a championship team with every player back is the bonafide preseason favorite to repeat. So the big question: are the Kings a legitimate power that will continue their ascent or did they capture lightning in a bottle? A lot of things went right for the club in the postseason. Quick is an elite goaltender but it’s hard to imagine him repeating his utter dominance of last season. And can the Kopitar line continue to produce like they did in the playoffs? The rapid fire season will be a test of the Kings depth and resolve. They are equipped for the long haul and should be a contender for a top three spot in the west. Come playoff time, anything can happen.

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NHL Season on the line this week

The chances for this year’s full NHL season enters the final shift down a goal this week. Ironically, both sides are losing by a goal. The buzzer will ring on October 25, 2012. While significant gaps in demands for shares of revenue sharing preceded the owners’ lockout of NHL players September 15th, the NHL owners have stepped forward and proposed a 50-50 split of hockey related revenues and a full 82 game season beginning November 2nd.

Fans and commentators are wondering why it took so long to get to this point. Didn’t everyone know that 50-50 is where the two sides would settle all along? Hockey fans should start planning on watching hockey in 2012 now, right? Not so fast.

At first blush, a 50-50 split would seem fair to players. However, Donald Fehr, executive director of the NHL Players Association, wrote, “Simply put, the owners’ new proposal, while not as Draconian as their previous proposals, still represents enormous reductions in player salaries and individual contracting rights. As you will see, at 5 per cent industry growth rate the owners predict, the salary reduction over six years exceeds $1.6 billion. What do the owners offer in return?”

The players’ initial reaction to the owners’ proposal wasn’t encouraging. The NHL owners’ deadline to reach a new collective bargaining agreement and play a full 82 game schedule ends October 25th. So where are negotiations at right now?

The players made three counters proposals last week in Toronto, but all were summarily rejected by the owners within 15 minutes. The first two proposals involved asking for slightly higher revenue splits for players and phasing in a 50-50 split over a period of years. The third counter proposal was the most interesting and agreed to a 50-50 split of revenues going forward, however inserted a caveat that existing contracts would count only 87% against the cap, and 13% would be paid, but not count against the salary cap.

It should be noted that the NHL’s new offer allows NHL teams to spend to the “old” salary cap level in the 2012-12 season, approximately $70 million per team. In year two of the new CBA, the teams would be required to cap salaries at 50% of revenues. That year two cap would be approximately $63 million, assuming a 5% growth rate of hockey related revenues.

The main obstacle in reaching an agreement is the issue of already existing contracts. The players want existing contracts to be paid in full, while the owners want players’ share of revenue reduced immediately. From all reports on the negotiations, it appears that existing player contracts will be paid in full. However, unsigned players will have less of the revenue pie to obtain salary. This can essentially be seen as requesting a larger revenue share by the players. How much more is unknown, remember that teams can spend up to the 57% revenue share figure in the first year.

Who’s to blame in this mess? Fan’s venom toward the work stoppage has flowed both ways, with both players and owners maneuvering win the public relations battle, but remember this, the owners locked the players out and canceled games, while the players offered to play under the status quo.

What is infuriating to hockey fans is that the owners and players continue to argue over terms, despite being very close to reaching an agreement, while the hockey season is precariously close to slipping away. With 3.3 billion dollars in annual revenue, each percentage point of hockey related revenue equated to $33 million dollars. For weeks the players and owners argued over five percentage points of revenue splits. That’s $165 million dollars. The NHL claims to have lost $100 million just in the preseason, and losses of $240 million overall. Obvious to everyone but the NHL is that they’ve already lost more than they’re arguing over!

My personal solution – play the 2012-13 with a salary cap of $ $70 million. Both sides already agree on this. Play the season and negotiate an agreement on payment of existing contracts in full or with slight reduction with deferment, but play the games NOW!

Everyone loses if NHL games are not played this season. Owners lose ticket revenue, players lose salary, and both lose hockey fans which reduces hockey related revenue which is the measure of their payment. If it were possible, I believe the players should obtain this players’ option: “Should the NHL realize growth of revenues at the rate of 5% or greater on average over the term of this collective bargaining agreement, NHLPA shall have the option to extend this CBA for another term.” Since the owners have locked out the players in the last two labor disputes, this would protect the players from predatory negotiating tactics, not to mention the more important concern – the fans!

Michael Knapp
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Staples Center Parking

Staples Center Parking

Going down to the Staples Center, LA Live or Nokia Theater in Los Angeles traffic can in itself be headache enough but finding an actual parking spot for your event can be as well. With 18000 people going to an event at the Staples Center and if there is a concert at Nokia on the same night can turn that headache into a migraine.

We highly recommend purchasing parking for your concert, sports or theater event when you purchase tickets for it but if not here are some options for parking at the Staples Center.

Valet Parking

The Luxe City Center Hotel offers Valet Parking which varies on price depending on the event that’s going on. The average price to valet is $20 – $30 to park and you can enter from Figueroa St. The Luxe is located at 1020 S. Figueroa, Los Angeles, CA 90015.

Note: If you’re just picking up tickets from Barry’s Tickets you can tell the Valet your just running in to pick up tickets.

The Staples Center also offers Valet Parking in the East Garage.

Staples Center Parking

General Parking
The West Garage (Lot W) The Lot opens 3 ½ hours prior to event times, you can pay a flat rate from $10 to $30 which depends on the event you are seeing which you pay when you enter the lot off Chick Hearn Court.

The Staples Center itself has roughly over 3000 parking spaces which are at Staples Center owned parking lots. Only Lots 1 and C open 2 ½ hours prior to your event, all other Staples Center owned lots open 90 minutes prior to your event and the Staples Center staff remains in the Lots till 60 minutes after the event.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations near Staples Center Parking or LA Live Parking
Yes, there are several vehicle charging stations around that area. There are ten charging stations on Level 2 at the LA Live garage. There are six vehicle charging stations which are located at 1005 W. Chick Hearn Ct West Garage and another four charging stations located in the East Garage at 800 W. Olympic Blvd.

Disabled Parking

Around the Staples Center there is designated disability parking for van-accessible space, you can call Parking Services at (213) 765 – 6815 to find out more information.

No Parking as well as Tow Away Zones

Keep your eyes out for No Parking / Tow Away Zones as there are numerous areas around the Staples Center and LA Live Campus that are marked as No Parking or Tow Away Zones the main No Parking Zone is between Chick Hearn Court and Figueroa which is in between the Staples Center and LA Live. You will ticketed and or Towed Away.

UBER, Taxis, Buses and Limousine parking

UBER, Taxis, Buses and Limos must drop off passengers in designated areas around the Staples Center and LA Live which are located in on Figueroa St heading southbound between 11th street and 12th street as well as on Chick Hearn Ct heading east bound between LA Live Way and Georgia St. You can also check on the Staples Center website for updates to parking areas.

Want more information on the Staples Center itself feel free to checkout our Staples Center seating chart to view the different layouts of Concerts or Sporting events at the Staples Center. You can also get the Staples Center address or directions if you need them as well. You can also checkout 5 reasons

You can learn more about Barry’s Tickets Los Angeles office located caddy-corner from the Staples Center.

Barry's Tickets Luxe HotelBarry’s Ticket Service
1020 S. Figueroa, Los Angeles, CA 90015
(across from the Staples Center inside the Luxe City Center)
Open 7 days a week, 9am – 9pm.
(866) 708-8499