Hello everyone, and welcome back to the Zot Blog! Hope you all had a lovely weekend. Mine was pretty eventful, for I got the chance to go to the Lakers game this Saturday! In fact, for this week’s blog, I’ll be discussing the Staples Center and its surrounding attractions.
Any Lakers, Clippers, Sparks, or Kings fan is familiar with the Staples Center even if he or she has never visited it before. The structure is one of the key locations of the LA area, and it’s hard to believe that it’s only been around since 1999. Even though the arena is mainly known for hosting basketball and hockey games, it is also used for concerts as well.
Now, I had never gone to a game at Staples Center before this weekend, so you can only imagine how astounded I was when I entered the interior. For basketball games, the capacity is over 19,000, and for the game on Saturday, the place was practically packed! Sitting inside the place was both exhilarating and overwhelming.
Before the game though, my family and I roamed around the area. Staples Center is actually part of a recent development called LA Live which offers different entertainment and eating facilities; these include the Grammy Museum, the Nokia theater, and a variety of clubs and restaurants. The Los Angeles Convention Center is also located next to the Staples Center and is used for multiple venues such as the Electronic Entertainment Expo, E3, in June.
So, I had a great time roaming around LA Live before the game since I had never been there before. And although the Lakers did lose, I still enjoyed the experience of just watching a live basketball game in the infamous Staples Center.
If you’ve been to LA Live, what do you like about it? Well, that about wraps up my blog post folks. Take care, and have a fantastic week! Oh, and enjoy the rest of the NBA playoffs; although the chances are really slim, I hope the Lakers will pull through!
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