Arena Fan Visitor Guide Los Angeles [formerly Staples Center] has no affiliation with Arena or any events hosted at this facility (info) Arena currently serves as the home arena for the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, and Los Angeles Kings. There are certain policies and procedures you will want to be aware of beforehand, as well as arena gate and parking lot locations for easy entrance.

In this article we will discuss:

  • What to bring to Arena for a Game
  • Can You Buy Tickets at Arena?
  • Arena Gate Information
  • How to Park at Arena
  • Does Arena Take Cash?

What to Bring to Arena for a Game

If you are going to an NBA or NHL game, planning ahead is always important. Below is a list of things you might need to bring, and you will want to make sure you are complying with any security protocols the stadium has:

  • Stadium Approved Bag – If you have a bag, make sure it is approved. Most all types of bags (even clear bags) are not approved. There are exceptions for small clutch bags that meet certain size requirements, and there are also exceptions for certain types of medical and parental bags. This is where you can read more about approved bags for Arena.
  • Reserved Parking – Purchasing a parking pass in advance can help reduce hassle on gameday. However, there are parking options near the arena that allow you to pay on site. This is where you can learn more about parking options.
  • Cashless Payment – Arena is a cashless environment, so be sure to plan accordingly (learn more).
  • Noise-Canceling Headphones – Stadiums can get very loud, and noise-canceling headphones may be needed. Arena Ticket Information

Yes, you can buy purchase tickets at the arena, but only as long as supplies last. The main ticket office at Arena is located on the north side of the arena off of Chick Hearn Court, just west of the intersection of 11th and Figueroa. It is adjacent to Star Plaza (view this area).

Tickets can also be purchased online by clicking here. If the event is sold-out, you will need to use online ticket brokers like StubHub and Vivid Seats to purchase tickets.

To learn more about each team, visit our ticket resources linked below: Arena Mobile Tickets

As of this year, Arena uses digital, mobile tickets. This means that even if you purchase a ticket at the arena, you will receive a mobile ticket for entry.

If you do not have a smartphone, it would be best to contact the ticket office and let them advise you on how to proceed. This is where you can view the contact information for Arena.

Because tickets are digital, be sure to have your phone fully charged when you leave for the game. It’s also important to download your tickets in advance of the game (if possible) in case there is limited cellular service in the vicinity of arena.

This is where you can learn more about Arena Mobile Tickets. Arena Gate Information Arena has three main public gate entry points. These three main public gates are listed below:

Crypto Arena Figueroa Street Entrance Gate
Crypto Arena Star Plaza Entrance Gate
Crypto Arena 11th Street Entrance Gate

To read more about the location of entry gates, visit our Arena Gate Guide.

How to Park at Arena

These are the most common ways to get parking for Arena:

  • Purchase a parking pass directly from the Arena Box Office or online at
  • Purchase a parking pass from an online ticket broker site like StubHub or Vivid Seats.
  • Reserve a spot in a private parking lot or garage from parking sites like SpotHero.
  • Find a parking lot or metered spot near the arena that allows you to pay on site.
  • Use Public Transportation or Rideshare.

To see a list and location of popular parking lots, visit our Arena Parking Guide.

The price of parking can vary depending on many factors. In general, some of the cheapest parking near the arena will cost in the $10-$15 range. Again, those prices are subject to change. Certain lots and garages very near to the stadium will be much more expensive.

As you expect, traffic can be congested near the arena on gameday. Arena recommends using Waze to find the best routes to Arena and real-time traffic updates on gameday (source).

To read more, visit our parking guides listed below:

Does Arena Accept Cash Inside the Stadium? Arena does not accept cash inside the stadium. Arena does accept debit and credit cards, including major contactless and mobile payment methods. They also have conversion kiosks onsite that allow you to change cash into prepaid cards (source). Arena Contact Information

This website ( has no affiliation with Arena, the LA Lakers, the LA Clippers, the LA Kings, the NBA, the NHL, or any of the events hosted at this facility.

Any information is provided “as is” with no guarantee of completeness, meaning much of this information is subject to change, and although we do our best to keep these guides updated, we can’t guarantee accuracy at all times. For all official information, we urge you to contact Arena staff. Contact information is below:

  • Arena View Contact Information
  • Arena Fan Guide View FAQ Page

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