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6 Iconic LA Sports Venues

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The City of Angels is known for its beaches and celebrity sightings, as well as a number of excellent sports teams. Whether the team belongs to the NBA, MLS, NHL, etc., you’ll find it easy to catch a game from the top teams at any of these LA sports venues. Read on for more information on six of the top LA sports venues and the teams that call them home. Arena

Formerly known as the STAPLES Center, Arena has seen more than 76 million visitors since it first opened in 1999. The arena is home to four professional sports teams: the NBA’s LA Lakers and LA Clippers, the WNBA’s LA Sparks and the NHL team, the LA Kings. Depending on the type of event, the arena can hold between 8,000 and 21,000 visitors. 
In its 22 years of operation, Arena has been one of the top LA sports venues in California. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band played a concert to celebrate the arena’s opening. The first Latin Grammy Awards in 2000 was hosted here, along with the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. All of the Grammy Award ceremonies since 2000 have been hosted at Arena, with the exception of four years. This arena has seen stars like Gloria Trevi and Alejandra Guzmán perform sold-out shows in 2017, but the artist that takes it all is Taylor Swift, with 16 sold-out shows, an arena record. In 2028, Arena will host the basketball portion of the Summer Olympics. Get your Arena tickets today to see a great sports game or concert by an artist like The Killers, Muse or P!nk.

Dodger Stadium 

The home of the LA Dodgers opened its doors in 1962, taking less than three years to construct with a $23 million budget. Dodger Stadium is not only the third-oldest ballpark in the country but also the world’s largest baseball stadium in terms of capacity, able to seat more than 56,000 people. For more than 50 years, Dodger Stadium has witnessed several noteworthy sports moments including 10 World Series games. The first, which was held In 1963, saw the Dodgers triumph over the New York Yankees in four games. 

The stadium was also used for the 1984 Summer Olympics’ baseball matches and the 1991 U.S. Olympic Festival’s opening ceremony. Dodger Stadium will once again host the 2028  Summer Olympics, along with Angel Stadium, for the baseball and softball events. Aside from baseball, the Los Angeles Kings and the Anaheim Ducks played a regular season game there as part of the 2014 NHL Stadium Series.  

With Dodger Stadium tickets, you’ll be able to see amazing concerts and other performances. Acts like the Bee Gees, Fall Out Boy, Lady Gaga and Earth, Wind & Fire, have all performed at Dodger Stadium. In 2022, Gabriel Iglesias made Dodger Stadium history by being the first comic to sell out his show at that venue. The stadium also served as the location for the championship fight in Creed III (2023). Get in on the action with Dodger Stadium tickets. 

Rose Bowl Stadium

Built in October 1922, Rose Bowl Stadium has brought sports and music entertainment to Los Angeles for more than 100 years. The stadium is the home of the UCLA Bruins football team and a monument to more than 30 national champions, 21 Heisman winners and over 100 icons. Named the “number one venue in college sports” by Sports Illustrated, Rose Bowl Stadium has hosted a number of major sporting events, including five Super Bowls, two FIFA World Cup Finals as well as the annual Rose Bowl Game. Catch the next big sporting event or concert at “America’s Stadium” with Rose Bowl Stadium tickets. you’ll be able to catch an exciting sports game or attend a concert by your favorite music artist. 

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BMO Stadium formerly Banc of California Stadium 

BMO Stadium, formerly known as Banc of California Stadium, is a newer Los Angeles sports center that opened in 2018. With an 86,000-square-foot field, this venue is the first open-air stadium in LA since Dodgers Stadium was built. The Los Angeles FC and the Angel City FC have called this stadium home, since 2018 and 2022 respectively. 

Some major sporting events that have taken place at BMO Stadium were the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup and the 2021 MLS All-Star Game. With a seating capacity of 22,000 and 35 executive suites, BMO Stadium is a great spot to see concerts from artists like Lil Wayne, Cardi B, TWICE and Chance the Rapper. Music festivals like Rolling Loud were held there in 2018 and 2019, and in the summer of 2023, part of the Hard Summer Festival will also take place at BMO Stadium.

LA Memorial Coliseum 

Known as the “Greatest Stadium in the World,” the LA Memorial Coliseum was built in 1923 by John and Donald Parkinson, a father-son architect company. The 29-acre Coliseum was built as a memorial to Los Angeles WWI veterans. The stadium has been the home field for the USC Trojans football team since 1923. It would be the temporary home to several of LA’s major sports teams such as the Dodgers and the Rams. After a $315 million renovation, LA Memorial Coliseum’s official seating capacity was 77,500. However, this stadium has set a record for having more than 115,000 people at a single event. 

LA Memorial Coliseum has hosted two Summer Olympics (X and XXIII) and will host the 2028 Summer Olympics. This makes The Coliseum the first stadium to host three Summer Olympics. After 100 years, this stadium has hosted three NFL Championships, two Super Bowls, the 1959 World Series and more than 500 soccer matches.

Along with being a top LA sports venue, LA Memorial Coliseum has also been a great stage for musicians like Prince, The Rolling Stones, Guns N’ Roses and Metallica. Prominent social and political figures like Martin Luther King Jr. and John F. Kennedy made appearances at the stadium. Get your LA Memorial Coliseum tickets today and experience exciting events, like the Hard Summer Music Festival.

SoFi Stadium

SoFi Stadium opened its doors in 2020 and took six years and around $6 million to complete. Since then, the stadium has won awards for its design, including “Stadium of the Year” by StadiumDB’s Jury Award and “Outstanding Architectural Engineering Project” in 2021 by the American Society of Civil Engineers. With 298 acres and a capacity of 70, 240 (which can be extended for major events), this stadium is home to the LA Rams and the LA Chargers. It has also hosted the NCAA’s LA Bowl since 2021.

While a recent addition to the list of popular LA venues, SoFi Stadium has had concerts by the likes of The Weeknd, Stevie Nicks, The Offspring, Bad Bunny and others. During the 56th Super Bowl, the Cincinnati Bengals lost to the LA Rams by three points. In 2023, the stadium will hold the 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final in July. SoFi will host the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2028 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, along with the soccer and archery events. 

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