KINGS ALL-TIME ARENAS: 1967 - PRESENT
STAPLES CENTER
Oct. 20, 1999 - present

The Kings moved to STAPLES in 1999.
STAPLES Center officially opened on Oct. 17, 1999, with a Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band concert and the Kings played their first game at the arena on Oct. 20, 1999, a 2-2 tie with the Boston Bruins.

The Kings made the playoffs in each of their first three seasons at the Arena (2000-02), posting a 6-6 post-season mark at STAPLES Center.

Entering the 2008-09 season, the Kings are 135-110-42 in 287 games at STAPLES Center.

STAPLES Center seats up to 20,000 for concerts, 18,997 for basketball, and 18,118 for hockey and arena football. Two-thirds of the arena's seating, including 2,500 club seats, are in the lower bowl.

There are also 160 luxury suites, including 15 event suites, on three levels between the lower and upper bowls.

The arena's attendance record is held by WWE WrestleMania 21 with a crowd of 20,193 set on April 3, 2005.

In addition to being the current home of the Kings, STAPLES Center houses the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers of the NBA, the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks and the LA Avengers of the AFL.

STAPLES Center houses five professional franchises: the Kings (NHL), Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers (NBA), Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA) and Los Angeles Avengers (AFL).
Constructed at a cost of $407 Million, STAPLES Center seats 18,118 for hockey and over 25 million guests have come to the AEG owned and operated STAPLES Center, to attend a schedule of prestigious concerts, sporting events, family shows and other major attractions unmatched by any arena.

The back-to-back recipients of the prestigious Pollstar-CIC Arena of the Year award, STAPLES Center played host to the 52nd NHL All Star Game on Feb. 2, 2002, as the World defeated North America, 8-5. In addition, the Lakers capped-off each of their first three seasons at STAPLES Center by winning NBA Championships (the 12th, 13th and 14th in franchise history) while the Sparks captured back-to-back WNBA Championships in their first two STAPLES Center campaigns.

The Kings, Clippers and Avengers have all set franchise records for attendance and sellouts since moving into their ‘new home.’ STAPLES Center continues to distinguish itself as the host of major, high-profile events of national and international distinction including the 2004 NBA All-Star Game, 2002 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, the 2000 Democratic National Convention, seven Grammy Award shows, five X Games competitions, three WTA Tour Championships and six Pac 10 Basketball Championship tournaments.

The Kings called The Forum (Great Western Forum) for 32 years.
THE FORUM (THE GREAT WESTERN FORUM)
Dec. 30, 1967 - Sept. 20, 1999

The Kings called the Forum home from Dec. 30, 1967 to Sept. 20, 1999, before moving in to STAPLES Center. The Kings held their first game at the arena on Dec. 30, 1967, a 2-0 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. The Kings last regular season game at the Forum was April 18, 1999, a 3-2 win over St. Louis. Los Angeles, however, would close out their 32-year stay at Forum on Sept. 20, 1999, with an 8-1 preseason game against the then-Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.

The Fabulous Forum, as it came to be known, was constructed by Jack Kent Cooke, owner of the Lakers and founding owner of the Kings, in 1967. The circular, $16 million structure seats 16,005 for hockey. In 1979, Cooke sold The Forum to Jerry Buss along with the Lakers and the Kings for a then-record $67.5 million. In 1988, Buss sold the arena's naming rights to Great Western bank and the arena became known as the Great Western Forum.

All totaled, the Kings played in 1204 regular season games at the Forum, posting an all-time mark of 572-454-178 for 1,322 points, with their best home record coming in 1990-91, posting a 26-9-5 mark.The Kings also played host to 69 Stanley Cup playoff games, posting a 32-37 mark in the post season; hosted two Stanley Cup Finals games, a 4-3 OT loss to the Montreal Canadiens on June 5, 1993 and a 3-2 OT loss to the Canadiens on June 7 as well as the 33rd NHL All-Star Game on Feb. 10, 1981, a 4-1 win for the Campbell Conference in which the entire Triple Crown line of Charlie Simmer, Marcel Dionne and Dave Taylor were in the starting lineup.

The Forum was also home to the Los Angeles Lakers (1967-1999), Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA (1997-2000), Los Angeles Lazers of MISL (1982-1989), Los Angeles United of the CISL, (1993), Los Angeles Stars of the ABA (2000-2001) and the 1984 Summer Olympics.


The LA Sports Arena was the Kings' home for 14 games in 1967.
LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA
Oct. 31 - Dec. 21, 1967

After starting the 1967-68 season 2-0-0 at the Long Beach Arena, the Kings embarked on a six-game road trip (2-2-2) and when they returned home, they played their home games at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, where the team would call home for 14 games while the finishing touches were done on the Forum..

The Kings first game at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, which seats 14,546 for hockey, took place on Oct. 31, 1967, a 6-1 loss to New York. In the Kings 14 games there, Los Angeles posted an 8-6-0 mark – including a four-game home winning streak from Nov. 19-Dec. 6. The Kings would play their final game on Dec. 21, a 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The arena, which opened its doors on July 4, 1959, at one point was home to the Los Angeles Lakers (1960–67), the Los Angeles Clippers (1984–99) , USC Trojans basketball (1959–2006), the Los Angeles Stars of the ABA (1968–1970) and the Los Angeles Cobras of the AFL (1988).

Other events of note: the 1960 Democratic National Convention, the 1968 and 1972 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four, the 1992 NCAA Women's Basketball Final Four, the 1963 NBA All-Star Game and the boxing competitions during the 1984 Summer Olympics.


The Long Beach Arena played host to the first two Kings games in franchise history on Oct. 14-15, 1967.
LONG BEACH ARENA
Oct. 14 - 15, 1967

While the Kings awaited construction to be completed on their future home, The Forum, the Kings played two games during their inaugural 1967-68 season at the Long Beach Arena. The two contests included the first game in Kings history on Oct. 14, 1967, a 4-2 win over the fellow expansion Philadelphia Flyers in front of 7,023. The next night, the Kings hosted the Minnesota North Stars and won, 5-3, in front of 4,289. Those two games would be the only games the Kings ever played at the Long Beach Arena, posting an all-time mark of 2-0-0.

Built in 1962, the Arena seats 11,200 for hockey and along the exterior wall of the drum-shaped Arena is "Planet Ocean", one of environmental artist Wyland's Whaling Walls, which was dedicated on July 9, 1992. At 116,000 square feet , it is the world's largest mural (according to the Guinness Book of Records).

 

The arena was also one of the sites of the 1986 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship Rounds of 64 and 32. The teams which played at Long Beach Arena included Maryland, Pepperdine & UNLV. Maryland's Len Bias played his final collegiate game at the Long Beach Arena on March 14, 1986 in a loss to UNLV in the Round of 32. The Arena was also the site of the Big West Conference men's basketball tournament from 1989-93.