Staples Center

Staples Center Seating

Staples Center Club Seats & Premium Areas

  • Premier Seating - Fans looking for the best seats for an event at Staples Center should look at Premier Seats for their comfortable amenities and elevated views. W...
  • Suites - Staples Center features a large ring of suites located below the 300 level. There are three rings of suites with A suites located closest to the court...

Best Seats For a Concert at Staples Center

The most common seating layout at Staples Center for concerts is an end-stage setup with the stage located near sections Premier 1, Premier 2 and Premier 17. For many concerts there are also slight variations to the layout, which may include General Admission seats, fan pits and B-stages.

Floor seats, like those in Floor 5 are among the most sought-after tickets

On the Floor: Sections Floor 1, Floor 2, Floor 3 and Floor 4 are Floor Seats, which offer some of the closest views of the performers. For many concerts, floor sections are added or removed. These performer-specific adjustments may alter the floor layout and the views from each floor section.

To the Side of the Stage: For close views of the stage with a little bit of elevation, consider seats to the side of the stage in Section 101, Section 102, Section 110 and Section 111. The view is not head-on like on the floor, but many of the seats are closer to the stage, provide better elevation and are actual stadium seats.

Floor 4 offers a comfortable head-on view for end-stage shows

Head-on to the Stage: Seats directly across from the stage, like those in Section 106, Section 107, Section 206 and Section 207 provide the most comfortable looks of the performance. Even upper level sections offer unobstructed sitelines. Just keep in mind that you won't be able to see as much detail from these seats as you would if you sat closer to the stage.

Consider the Following When Buying Concert Tickets

Seats behind the stage are occassionally sold: Unless your main objective is to just get in the building, you'll want to completely avoid anything behind the stage - like those in/near or above sections Premier 1, Premier 2, Premier 17 and Premier 18. It's unlikely the performer will turn around to salute you - and you're more likely to be completely blocked out from seeing the show.

If you're on the shorter side (or bringing kids), consider floor seats only in the first few rows: The most common complaint amongst floor ticketholders is that they can't see the stage because of taller people in front of them. As an alternative, consider side sections near the stage that will still have you close and high enough to see.

Lower level side sections are not created equal: While the side sections closest to the stage are top-notch, side sections farther from the stage may leave you with a cramp in your neck. Sections 102 and 110 are not well-angled towards the stage - leaving you to turn your head for an ideal view. Instead, consider head-on sections in the lower level or even close side seats in the upper level like Sections PR 16 and PR 3.

100 Level Seating

  • 100 Level Seating - Biggest difference in seating by events Rangers118-113 shoot twice 102 behind bench  Lakers and clippers119 and 118 behind bench&n...

200 Level Seating

  • 200 Level Seating - The 200 Level at Staples Center is the most over-looked seating area in the arena. Most fans focus on the 100 Level and the adjacent Premier Level and...

300 Level Seating

  • 300 Level Seating - The 300 Level at Staples Center is also known as the Upper Concourse. This is the highest area in the stadium and usually has the cheapest ticket pric...

Courtside Seats for Clippers and Lakers Games

  • Courtside Seats - Sitting courtside at the Staples Center is one of the most desirable experiences in the NBA. For Lakers and Clippers games, Courtside seating is avail...

Floor Seats for Concerts

  • Floor Seats - With the Staples Center attracting some of the biggest names in music, floor seats are some of the most sought-after tickets due to their close locati...

Clippers Bench & Visitor Bench

Clippers Bench - The Clippers players sit in front of Section 119

Visitor Bench - The visiting team sits in front of Section 102

Kings Bench & Visitor Bench

Visitor Bench at Staples Center
The visitor's bench for LA Kings games at the Staples is located in front of section 119.
Home Bench at the Staples Center
The Home Bench for LA Kings games at the Staples Center is located right in front of section 102.

Kings Bench - The Kings players sit in front of Section 101 and Section 102

Visitor Bench - The visiting team sits in front of Section 101 and Section 119

Shoot Twice Seating for Hockey

The Kings shoot twice towards the net in front of Sections Premier 1 and Premier 2. Along with nearby sections, these seats will give you the best views of the Kings as they attack in the first and third periods.

Staples Center Seat Views

Recommended Seats for Great Views

For Clippers Games: Sections Premier 5 and Premier 14

  • Center court at great elevation
  • In seat service means limited time away from the action
  • Private entrance makes it easy to get to your seat in time for tip-off

For Basketball: Section 111

  • Center court
  • Lower level keeps you close to the action
  • Read the lips of players and coaches on the bench as you sit across the court from both benches

For Lakers Games: Sections Premier 5 and Premier 14

  • Center court at great elevation
  • In seat service means limited time away from the action
  • Private entrance makes it easy to get to your seat in time for tip-off

For Basketball: Section 111

  • Center court
  • Lower level keeps you close to the action
  • Read the lips of players and coaches on the bench as you sit across the court from both benches

For Hockey: Sections 215, 216, 217 and 218

  • Mid level provides a great view of the ice
  • Less time away from the action thanks to in seat service
  • Appreciate the intricacies of the game with a behind the net view & Kings shoot twice!

For Hockey: Sections 325, 326, 327 and 328

  • Highest level but with a view any true Hockey fan will enjoy
  • Appreciate the intricacies of the game with a behind the net view & Kings shoot twice!

For Basketball: Sections Premier 5 and Premier 14

  • Center court at great elevation
  • In seat service means limited time away from the action
  • Private entrance makes it easy to get to your seat in time for tip-off

For Basketball: Section 111

  • Center court
  • Lower level keeps you close to the action
  • Read the lips of players and coaches on the bench as you sit across the court from both benches

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Recommended Seats for Impressing a Guest

Premier Level seating is located just above the lower level and in front of the suites.

For Clippers Games: Sections Premier 4, Premier 5, Premier 6 and Premier 13

  • Premiere Seating section offering upscale food and drink with in seat service
  • Access to San Manuel Club
  • Near Center Court
  • Private Entrance

For Basketball: Section 104

  • Lower level seats are sure to make an impression
  • Outtakes Bar and Grill offers Sushi, Gluten Free, and Kosher food options

For Lakers Games: Sections Premier 4, Premier 5, Premier 6 and Premier 13

  • Premiere Seating section offering upscale food and drink with in seat service
  • Access to San Manuel Club
  • Near Center Court
  • Private Entrance

For Basketball: Section 102

  • Breathtaking upclose views of the game and all the entertainment
  • Rub elbows with Hollywood Celebrities
  • Near center court

For Hockey: Section 102

  • Lower level view is sure to amaze
  • Closest section to the Kings bench

For Kings Games: Premier 14

  • Premiere Seating section offering upscale food and drink with in-seat service
  • Access to San Manuel Club for season ticketholders
  • Center Ice across from team benches

For Basketball: Sections Premier 4, Premier 5, Premier 6 and Premier 13

  • Premier Seating section offering upscale food and drink with in seat service
  • Access to San Manuel Club
  • Near Center Court
  • Private Entrance

For Basketball: Section 102

  • Breathtaking up-close views of the game and all the entertainment
  • Rub elbows with Hollywood Celebrities
  • Near center court

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Recommended Seats for Kids and Family

For Basketball: Section 114

  • Close to all the entertainment as you'll be on the lower level
  • McDonald's and Healthy Kids Taste Club located nearby
  • Lower level is far less steep and easier to navigate

For Basketball: Section 333

  • Family fun that won't break the bank
  • Just one section away from McDonald's as well as Healthy Kids Taste Club
  • Kids will love the bottomless souvenir popcorn nearby!

For Basketball: Section 114

  • Close to all the entertainment as you'll be on the lower level
  • McDonald's and Healty Kids Taste Club located nearby
  • Lower level is far less steep and easier to navigate

For Basketball: Section 333

  • Family fun that won't break the bank
  • Just one section away from McDonald's as well as Healthy Kids Taste Club
  • Kids will love the bottomless souvenir popcorn nearby!

For Hockey: Section 114

  • Close to all the entertainment as you'll be on the lower level
  • McDonald's and Healty Kids Taste Club located nearby
  • Lower level is far less steep and easier to navigate

For Hockey: Section 333

  • Family fun that won't break the bank
  • Just one section away from McDonald's as well as Healthy Kids Taste Club
  • Kids will love the bottomless souvenir popcorn nearby!

For Basketball: Section 114

  • Close to all the entertainment as you'll be on the lower level
  • McDonald's and Healthy Kids Taste Club located nearby
  • Lower level is far less steep and easier to navigate

For Basketball: Section 333

  • Family fun that won't break the bank
  • Just one section away from McDonald's as well as Healthy Kids Taste Club
  • Kids will love the bottomless souvenir popcorn nearby!

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Recommended Seats for Partying and Socializing

This shows a general admission floor setup for a concert at the Staples Center. The floor for this show was split up into Pit 1 (in front) and Pit 2.

For Basketball: Section 118

  • Budweiser Lounge located just a few steps away
  • Closest section to the talented Clipper Spirit Dance Team
  • Great options for pub style food to pair with your next beverage

For Basketball: Section 325

  • Consistenly one of the lowest priced sections
  • City View Diner located nearby offers draft beer and great snacks

For Basketball: Section 118

  • Budweiser Lounge located just a few steps away
  • Closest section to the show stopping Laker Girls
  • Great options for pub style food to pair with your next beverage

For Basketball: Section 103

  • Great for a girls night out
  • Sushi and bottled beer available at the nearby Outtakes Bar and Grill
  • Best viewing angle of some of Hollywoods leading men

For Basketball: Section 325

  • Consistently one of the lowest priced sections
  • City View Diner located nearby offers draft beer and great snacks

For Hockey: Section 325

  • Upper level prices leaves more money in your pocket for food, drink, and cabs
  • City View Diner located nearby offers draft beer and great snacks

For Hockey: Section 111

  • Closest section to the penalty box
  • Get wrapped up in the atmosphere from the lower level

For Basketball: Section 118

  • Budweiser Lounge located just a few steps away
  • Closest section to the show stopping Los Angeles Cheerleaders
  • Great options for pub style food to pair with your next beverage

For Basketball: Section 325

  • Consistently one of the lowest priced sections
  • City View Diner located nearby offers draft beer and great snacks

For Basketball: Section 103

  • Great for a girls night out
  • Sushi and bottled beer available at the nearby Outtakes Bar and Grill
  • Best viewing angle of some of Hollywoods leading men

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Seating Tips & Advice

  • "Best seats in staples center."

Staples Center Seating Reviews

  • "Nothing too impressive" - - When you walk through the club level, it seems really nice and luxurious. The San Manuel Club has a ...
    Section 10, Row 9, Seat 3 / Concert Review
  • "Surprisingly Amazing View!" - - We had seats in Section 310, Row 7 for the Katy Perry Prismatic Tour on Sept 19th, with our row lite...
    Section 310, Row 7, Seats 12,13 / Concert Review
  • "Incredible Views" - - Anyone who hasn't gotten a chance to see Justin Timberlake needs to get a tickets to one of his show...
    Section 101, Row 4, Seat 14 / Concert Review
  • "Couldn't see the stage for such a high price" - - My daughter was excited to get floor seats to go see Panic at the Disco, but what a disappointment. ...
    Floor 2, Row 2, Seats 9,10 / Concert Review
  • "Good Lodge Corner Seats" - - These seats had an excellent view of the Visitors (offense) basket in the first half and the Clippe...
    Section 108, Row 11, Seats 11-14 / Basketball Review
  • "Decent view from Section 301!" - - We’ve never been inside Staples Center and was worried these would be terrible seats. We saw the B...
    Section 301, Row 9, Seats 5-7 / Concert Review
  • "Exclusive Experience" - - I love the "PR" sections at Staples Center for the exclusive experience they provide away from all t...
    Premier 10, Row 2, Seat 2 / Basketball Review
  • "Head-on views far from the stage" - - There are only two rows of seating in the main part of this section as lower portions appear to be r...
    Section 311, Row 7, Seat 3 / Concert Review
  • "Decent view but difficult access" - - This is a huge section with 33 seats in the row, and unfortunately I was in seat 16 leaving me right...
    Section 318, Row 9, Seat 6 / Concert Review
  • "Highest views around" - - From what I could see from looking around the Staples Center, these are some of the highest and furt...
    Section 304, Row 15, Seat 9 / Concert Review
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    Venue & Seating Questions

    • What does Standing Room Only mean?

      Standing Room Only means that you will not be assigned a specific seat. You will be assigned a specific area in the back of a section (usually behind the last row of the upper level). You will have to stand during the game and may have to stand behind other patrons towards the ice.

      View from 300 Level at Staples Center
      This is a view from the 300 Level at the Staples Center, standing room only views will be similar to this but a little farther from the ice.
    • Where is the best place to sit at Staples Center for a concert?

      The set-up for this concert is end-stage, meaning that the stage will be in front of sections 115-116. For nearly all concerts with this set-up, we recommend the seating in the sections directly across the court. This gives you a great head-on view and permanent seating (as opposed to floor seating which is not as comfortable). Thus, sections 106-107 are your best bet. For an even better experience, seats near rows 17-20 are closest to the tunnel so you can get to the concourse easily.

      View from Section 106 at Staples Center
      This is the view of the stage from Section 106 at Staples Center.
    • Do the premiere seats offer any perks for concerts at Staples Center?

      Per our discussions with the staff at the Staples Center, the San Manuel Club is closed for concerts (normally a perk of premiere seats), and they unfortunately do not offer in-seat wait service for concerts either. However the Premiere seating will still have a few benefits in the form of padded seats and private entrance to the venue.

      Premiere Seating at Staples Center
      Premiere seating sections will not include in-seat service or lounge access for most concerts, but fans will benefit from the wider, more comfortable seating
    • What are wheelchair only seats at Staples Center?

      Accessible seating is available on all levels of the Staples Center. Fans buying tickets from the box office should specifically request accessible seating and inquire about any other special needs assistance (e.g.: parking).

      Lower Level Handicap Seating
      Accessible seating on the lower level of the Staples Center is found at the back of select 100 level sections

      According to the Staples Center Policies, (Wheelchair) accessible seating is reserved exclusively for patrons with accessible needs and their companions. Patrons can purchase up to three companion tickets with each accessible-need ticket.

      For a complete list of policies and FAQs, please visit the Staples Center Disabled Services page.

    • How many rows in each section at Staples Center?
      Each section has a varying amount of rows and seats. Find a section to see row and/or seat numbers.
    • Is seat number 1 on the left or right side of sections?
      As you look towards the ice from your seats, lower number seats are on your right.
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    • Where do you recommend that Black Hawks (visitor) fans sit at the Staples Center?
    • Where is Section 114 at Staples Center, behind the stage or next to it?
    • Are floor risers good seats for concerts at the Staples Center?
    • Which seats are better viewing for an end stage concert, Premier 9 or PR 16?

    Other Photos From Staples Center

    Jumbotron at Staples Center
    The video board at the Staples Center is located in the middle of the arena above the ice. Fans sitting in the lower rows in the lower level will be able to watch replays on the angled monitors under the main video board.