The Clippers started as the Buffalo Braves before moving to San Diego from 1978 to 1984. The Clippers played at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena from 1984 to 1999 before joining the Lakers and the NHL's Kings at Staples Center. (The WNBA's Sparks have also played here since 2001.) The 2008-09 season marked the Clippers' 25th in Los Angeles. In 2012, the arena hosted three playoff teams -- the Kings, Clippers and Lakers -- for the first time.
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US 101 southbound: South To 110 South/Pasadena Freeway. Exit toward Harbor Freeway/San Pedro. Exit at Olympic Boulevard and turn left to 11th Street. Continue straight to the West Hall Convention Center Parking Structure.
405 northbound: North to 110 North toward Los Angeles. Take 10W (toward Los Angeles). Take 110N and exit at Pico Boulevard. Continue north past Pico Boulevard (on Cherry Street) to 11th Street and turn right into the West Hall Convention Center Parking Structure.
I-10 eastbound: Take 101 North to 110 South toward San Pedro and exit at Olympic Boulevard. Turn left at the first traffic light (11th Street) and continue to the West Hall Convention Center Parking Structure.
110 southbound: I-5 South To 110 South/Pasadena Freeway. Exit toward Los Angeles. Exit at Olympic Boulevard and turn left to 11th Street. Turn left onto 11th Street and continue straight to the West Hall Convention Center Parking Structure.
Rates generally range from $10 to $25. For more specific event information, call (213) 742-7275. Prepaid parking is available through Staples Center's box office and Ticketmaster outlets. The next time you purchase an event ticket in advance, you also can purchase a parking space. For a map of Staples Center parking lots click the website.
Metro Rail and Metro Buses provide service to the arena. Visit the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority website or call (323) 466-3876 or (800) 252-9040 (for hearing impaired). For the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT/DASH/Commuter Express), call 808-2273 (no area code required).