Sports in Los Angeles

Where to See Live Sports in Los Angeles

Sports is a large part of Los Angeles culture. Now that the LA Rams have returned we have the full range of professional sports teams from football to multiple professional baseball, basketball and hockey teams, pro men's and women's soccer as well as hosting a multitude of other sporting events from boxing matches to horse racing to extreme sport competitions and the US surfing championships. Here are the primary venues for experiencing live sports in Los Angeles.

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    Dodger Stadium

    Dodger Stadium
    ••• Dodger Stadium. Photo © 2011 Kayte Deioma, licensed to About.com

    Dodger Stadium
    1000 Elysian Park Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
    (323) 224-1507
    http://losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com
    Dodger Stadium at Chavez Ravine in Elysian Park is home to the National League Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team. The stadium was built in 1962 and has undergone many upgrades and environmental improvement measures. Dodger Stadium holds 56,000 spectators with many seats enjoying a commanding view of the Downtown Los Angeles skyline. Check the website above for tickets to Dodgers games.

    You can sometimes find discounted tickets to Dodger games at Goldstar.com.

    More about Dodger Stadium
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    Staples Center
    ••• Staples Center. Photo © 2009 Kayte Deioma, licensed to About.com

    STAPLES Center
    1111 S. Figueroa Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90015
    www.staplescenter.com
    STAPLES Center is one of the busiest sports arenas in Los Angeles as home to the LA Lakers and LA Clippers NBA Basketball teams, the LA Sparks pro women's basketball team and the >LA Kings hockey team. STAPLES Center is located in Downtown Los Angeles between the Los Angeles Convention Center and L.A. Live.

    You can sometimes find discounted tickets to Staples Center events at Goldstar.com.

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    Home Depot Center
    ••• Home Depot Center in Carson, CA. Photo Getty Images

    The StubHub Center
    18400 Avalon Boulevard
    Carson CA 90746
    www.stubhubcenter.com
    The StubHub Center, formerly known as the Home Depot Center, on the campus of Cal State Dominguez Hills in Carson, CA just south of Los Angeles, is home to the Los Angeles Galaxy soccer team. The 125 acre StubHub Center Complex includes a 27,000-seat soccer stadium, an 8,000-seat tennis stadium, a track and field facility and the Velodrome, a 250 meter indoor wood bicycle racing track - the largest in the US. These facilities are used for a variety of national and international competitions each year. Check the website for upcoming events.

    Check Goldstar.com for discounted tickets.

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    Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
    ••• Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA. Courtesy of the Anaheim/OC VCB

    Angel Stadium
    2000 East Gene Autry Way
    Anaheim, CA 92806-6143
    http://losangeles.angels.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=ana
    Angel Stadium in Anaheim is home to the American League Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim baseball team.
    You can also sometimes find discounted tickets to Los Angeles Angels games at Goldstar.com.

    More Things to Do in Anaheim

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    Honda Center in Anaheim
    ••• Honda Center in Anaheim. Photo © 2008 Kayte Deioma, used with permission

    Honda Center
    2695 East Katella Avenue
    Anaheim, CA 92806
    www.hondacenter.com
    The Honda Center in Anaheim is the home of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim hockey team.

    Check Goldstar.com for discounted tickets.

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    Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
    ••• Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum at Exposition Park. Photo © 2011 Kayte Deioma, licensed to About.com

    Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
    3939 South Figueroa Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90037
    (213) 747-7111
    www.lacoliseum.com
    The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum has hosted two Olympic Games in 1932 and 1984 and is a National Historic Landmark. It is currently the home of the University of Southern California Trojans football team and the temporary home of the Los Angeles Rams while their new stadium is being built. The 93,000+ seat Coliseum is located in Exposition Park, which is adjacent to the USC campus. Check for Public Stadium Tours

    More Things to Do at Exposition Park

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    Los Angeles Sports Arena
    ••• Los Angeles Sports Arena. Photo © 2011 Kayte Deioma, used with permission

    Los Angeles Sports Arena
    3939 South Figueroa Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90037
    (213) 747-7111
    www.lacoliseum.com
    The Los Angeles Sports Arena is adjacent to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum at Exposition Park. The 15,000-seat arena still hosts the occasional boxing match, but is more often used for concerts.

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    Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, CA
    ••• Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, CA. Photo: Getty Images

    Santa Anita Park
    285 W Huntington Drive
    Arcadia CA 91007
    www.santaanita.com
    Santa Anita Park is a thoroughbred horse race track built in 1934 in Arcadia, CA, north of Los Angeles near Pasadena. It is the oldest track in Southern California. With its Art Deco architecture, gardens and backdrop of the San Gabriel Mountains, it it considered one of the most beautiful tracks in the world. In the summer, it's also one of the hottest, so most of the important races, including the Santa Anita Derby and the Santa Anita Handicap take place in the spring.

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    Los Alamitos Race Course
    4961 Katella Ave
    Los Alamitos, CA., 90720
    (714) 820-2800 www.losalamitos.com
    Los Alamitos Race Course in Los Alamitos, CA in north Orange County bordering on Los Angeles County, hosts both thoroughbred and quarter horse races. It hosts more million dollar quarter horse purses than any other track in the world.

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    Toyota Speedway at Irwindale
    ••• IRWINDALE, CA - JULY 02: A general view of the start of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West - Toyota Dealers of Southern California 200 at Toyota Speedway on July 2, 2011 in Irwindale, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images for NASCAR). Photo: Getty Images for NASCAR

    Irwindale Speedway
    500 Speedway Dr
    Baldwin Park, CA 91706-1354
    www.irwindalespeedway.com
    The Irwindale Speedway, about 25 minutes east of downtown Los Angeles, is a twin paved oval motorsports track. The 6,000-seat Speedway hosts Stock Cars, Sprint Cars, Midgets, Supermodifieds, Legends, Trucks, and more around it's double ovals, banked at 1/2 and 1/3 mile respectively. The venue also hosts concerts and other events.

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    Major Annual Sports Events

    Long Beach Marathon
    ••• Long Beach Marathon. Photo by Thomas McConville of the Long Beach Business Journal
    The Rose Bowl on New Year's Day
    Los Angeles Marathon
    in March
    Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in April
    The X Games extreme sports competition in July
    US Open of Surfing at the end of July, beginning of August
    Long Beach Marathon in October

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