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
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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SubHub (formerly Home Depot) Center

Home Depot Center
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

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

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
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 Memorial 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 Race Track

Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, CA
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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

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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Irwindale Speedway

Toyota Speedway at Irwindale
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
Photo by Thomas McConville of the Long Beach Business Journal
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