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AAA Automobile Help
AAA tow trucks are stationed at the main parking lot and available through customer service for all STAPLES Center owned lots. These tow trucks will perform the following services: changing flat tires, assisting guests locked out of vehicles, fans needing a jump start, towing Service, etc. AAA services are available at all publicly ticketed STAPLES Center events.
The Los Angeles Kings Hockey Club at STAPLES Center
300 North Continental Blvd. Suite 500
El Segundo, CA 90245
Toyota Sports Center (Kings practice facility)
555 Nash Street
El Segundo, CA 90245
The beginning of the AEG concept was a simple one: the purchase of the Los Angeles Kings hockey team on 1995. Through the early operation of that team, AEG saw an opportunity in the market that others had passed by. Despite its reputation as the entertainment capitol of the world, Los Angeles lacked a state-of-the-art arena.
AEG immediately set to work to address that fact by building the world’s most acclaimed arena, STAPLES Center, as the home of the NHL Kings, and then signed on both the NBA’s Lakers and Clippers as well. This unprecedented list of prime tenants also now includes the WNBA’s Sparks and the AFL’s Avengers.
AEG is first known as the largest owner of sports teams in the world, and hold ownership in ten North American sports teams, with seven more across Europe. But AEG is equally strong in other entertainment areas, having also acquired Concerts West and Goldenvoice to develop and produce live arena performances around the world, and make those performances available to millions more by distributing digital broadcasts and DVDs through its Spring Communications.
AEG’s goal is as simple as it is grand: given the world’s ever growing hunger for entertainment, to become one of the largest and most innovative sports and entertainment presenters in the world. For more information on AEG, visit: www.aegworldwide.com.
Guests are expected to obey all state and local laws governing the purchase, possession, and consumption of alcohol. It is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to consume alcoholic beverages. All on-duty State of California Alcohol and Beverage Control (ABC) Investigators, acting within the course and scope of their duty, may enter the arena during an event without prior notice or permission.
In an effort to provide a support group for the Los Angeles Community, local Kings alumni have banded together to raise funds for educational hockey programs, scholarship programs and worthy charitable causes. Members of the Kings alumni group work independently and with the Kings Community Development department to provide personnel for the summer youth hockey camp, various community events, fundraisers and educational programs. You can get more information on Kings Alumni at the Kings History page or visit the lakingsalumni.org.
Art of the Game - Sports Art & Memorabilia Gallery
It's your place to find signed memorabilia, posters, paintings and other rare sports collections. A definite must see for true sports fans, Art of the Game is located at the Figueroa entrance of STAPLES Center and is only open during sporting events.
Audio Recording Devices
Guests may not bring any types of audio recording devices into the arena.
Automated Teller Machine's (ATM's)
There are four Wells Fargo automatic teller machines (ATM’s) at STAPLES Center. ATM’s are located near the VIP Entrance at Star Plaza, at the Bank of America Banking Service Center on the Main Concourse, on Suite Level A and on the Upper Concourse.
Baby Changing Tables
Baby changing tables are located throughout the arena in all Family Restrooms and on all levels in both male and female restrooms .
All guests entering the arena during an event are subject to a bag inspection conducted by STAPLES Center security personnel. Large bags, i.e. backpacks, suitcases, beach bags, etc. will be prohibited from entry into the arena.
Bailey & Bavis Memorial Fund
Tragically, the Los Angeles Kings lost two members of its family aboard one of the planes that was flown into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Garnet “Ace” Bailey and Mark Bavis were scouts for the Los Angeles Kings, but will always be remembered for their love of life, love of family and love for the game. For more information about the memorial foundations established in the names of Ace Bailey and Mark Bavis please visit the Bailey & Bavis Memorial Fund page. Click here for more information on Bailey and Bavis.
Banners and Signs
Banners and signs are only permitted at STAPLES Center when they meet the following criteria: Item must be related to the event; Item may not be attached to a stick or pole; Item may not be larger than 11” X 17” in dimension; Item may not obstruct any sponsors or advertisers’ signage; Item may not be hung, attached, or displayed on any part of the building; Item may not contain or display obscene / offensive language and/or pictures, as determined by STAPLES Center management; Item may not be constructed or displayed in a manner that may obstruct the view of other guests or in any way create a safety hazard for others as determined by STAPLES Center management.
Bodyguards for Non-Governmental Personnel
All guests who wish to be accompanied by their bodyguards or other protective services personnel, must adhere to the following: Every member of the entourage must be in possession of a valid event ticket or event credential pass in order to be allowed entry into the arena; All protective services personnel with tickets must take their seats in their assigned area. All protective services personnel with event credentials/pass must take their position as required by STAPLES Center management; Protective services personnel are prohibited from bringing weapons into the arena, regardless of whether they are off-duty law enforcement personnel and/or are licensed to carry a firearm. STAPLES Center does not provide weapon lockers. Weapons may not be checked in at Guest Link; STAPLES Center does not provide advance tour of the building to the protective services personnel assigned to private citizens.
The LAKBC and the LA Kings have formed a partnership to provide support to one another and to create a successful team. The LA Kings are committed to contributing to the growth and success of the LAKBC. In turn, the LAKBC provides volunteer support to the organization as needed, supports many of the Kings' charitable activities throughout the season, and makes an annual donation to the Kings Care Foundation. For more information on the Booster club, click here.
General public tickets and parking passes for STAPLES Center events can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets and STAPLES Center Box Office, however the Box Office does not take phone orders. Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, open during events only on Sundays and as late as the end of the 2nd period on game nights. Locations: Outside STAPLES Center on Chick Hearn Court (11th Street); Inside STAPLES Center on the Main Concourse across from Section 111 and on the Upper Concourse between Aisles 21 – 22.
If prepaid, buses can park in Lot 6. Prepaid bus parking is $40.00; please arrange with your Group Sales Account Manager. Without prepaid bus parking, you will be directed to park in the first available lot.
Cameras and Video Cameras
Professional photographic equipment or video recording devices are not allowed into the arena.
The Kings have customized a 20’ mobile hockey unit to house a portable hockey rink, inflatable puck shoot and jersey, Sony PlayStation kiosk and full equipment for 20 participants. The Chariot takes hockey to the street and into the community by making an estimated 200 annual appearances at churches, parks, schools, sponsor locations and community events. At these appearances, the Kings host free street and inline hockey clinics, player appearances; and distribute giveaways and ticket information. For more information, visit the Kings Chariot Page.
Children 24-months-old and older require their own ticket to any STAPLES Center event.
In order to maintain a consistent sheet of ice STAPLES Center is kept between 62-64 degrees.
Throughout the year, the Kings offer clinics at local rinks, including Toyota Sports Center and STAPLES Center. Clinics are catered to any age or skill level for men, women and children. A professional staff provides quality instruction from a wealth of hockey experience. For a complete list of upcoming Kings Clinics, visit the LA Kings' Local Hockey page.
Beverly Hills attorney and real estate mogul Donald T. Sterling purchased the Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA in June of 1981 and brought the team to Los Angeles in 1984. On Nov. 1, 1984, the Los Angeles Clippers debuted at the Los Angeles Sports Arena with a 107-105 win over the New York Knicks. The arena became the team's home for the next fifteen seasons, during which the franchise snapped a playoff draught, hired NBA legend Elgin Baylor as Vice President of Basketball Operations, and landed 2 No. 1 overall draft picks in a 10-year span. The 1998-99 campaign marked the Clippers' final season at the L.A. Sports Arena as the team again changed addresses. In 1999-00, the franchise moved just up the street to STAPLES Center in downtown Los Angeles. Since making the transition to STAPLES, the team has broken attendance records in each year of its residence and has added a crop of talented young players that have dazzled Los Angeles crowds. Learn more about the Los Angeles Clippers at www.nba.com/clippers.
City View Terrace
You can host your next pre-game party on the City View Terrace, which accommodates groups of 50-300 guests, and enjoy a breathtaking view of Downtown before catching an exciting Kings game.
Contraband - Items Not Allowed In
The following items prohibited at STAPLES Center include, but are not limited to: Professional camera equipment, tripods, etc.; Water guns, squirt bottles, soap bubbles, etc.; Glass bottles, metal cans, etc.; Food, alcohol, etc.; Weapons, explosives, pepper spray, tear gas, etc.; Fireworks, slingshots, laser pointers, etc.; Noise-making devices, i.e. cowbells, whistles, (LAMC Sec. 41.57) etc.; Dead or alive animals i.e. octopus (service animals exempt); Beach balls, Frisbees, balloons, brooms, skateboards, roller blades, skates, etc. Guests found in possession of the above-mentioned items will be asked to remove the item from the arena or dispose of it. Guests who refuse to comply will be ejected from the arena and may be subject to arrest.
Season credentials are issued to media assigned to cover the Kings regularly. Individual single game credentials are granted to working media as space permits. All requests must be made by facsimile (310.620.4507) on the represented medium’s letterhead and submitted to the Kings media relations office at least 24 hours in advance of the event. The written request should also be followed-up with a telephone call. Freelance reporters and photographers will not be granted credentials without a letter of assignment from an accredited medium. Credentials are picked up at the STAPLES Center media will call table, which is located off of the Main Concourse (west side of the building - off of 11th Street). To prevent any questions from STAPLES Center security, you must wear your credential prominently at all times. The Kings media relations department reserves the right to revoke any credential if circumstances warrant such action.
Credit Cards Accepted at STAPLES Center
STAPLES Center accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Bank of America credit cardholders receive 10% off purchases made with their Bank of America Visa or MasterCard. .
Customer Service at STAPLES Center
The goal of the STAPLES Center Guest Services staff is to provide courteous service that exceeds guests’ expectations and to take personal responsibility to handle guests’ requests. If you should need assistance, please see the nearest usher or come to a Guest Link service center.
For more information about having a message posted on the Video Message board, please visit our Community Relations page. Follow the directions to ensure your request is honored.
Please visit the STAPLES Center Directions Page for more information about getting to STAPLES Center.
STAPLES Center provides easy access for guests with disabilities. These areas include accessible entry doors, restrooms, suites, ticket windows, drinking fountains, concession counters and seating areas. STAPLES Center Guest Link service centers provide complimentary wheelchair escorts when requested. Escorts are available at any entry point or guests may make advance escort arrangements by contacting the Guest Services Manager at 213.742.7100. Assisted listening devices are also available for loan at the Guest Link service centers. Accessible/disabled seating is available on all levels of the arena. To purchase disabled or accessible seating, please contact Ticketmaster at 213.480.3232 or call the STAPLES Center Box Office for more information at 213.742.7340. For specific inquiries or more information, please contact the Guest Services Manager at 213.742.7100 during business hours or call STAPLES Center Guest Link during the event at 213.742.7278.
Distances to Local Attractions, Airports and Locations in California
Dodger Stadium is less than 4 miles from STAPLES Center. Disneyland is approximately 30 miles from STAPLES Center. Universal Studios/City Walk is approximately 10 miles from STAPLES Center. Knott’s Berry Farm is approximately 25 miles from STAPLES Center. The Queen Mary is approximately 25 miles from STAPLES Center. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is approximately 17 miles from STAPLES Center. John Wayne Airport in Orange County is approximately 43 miles from STAPLES Center. San Diego is about 2 hours (approximately 122 miles) from STAPLES Center and Downtown Los Angeles. San Francisco is about 6 hours (approximately 384 miles) from STAPLES Center and Downtown Los Angeles.
Please review our Charitable Giving Policies to learn about our donations guidelines as defined by Community Relations. Following the procedures as outlined will ensure a prompt response to your donation request.
For Kings’ games, VIP Doors open 2 hours before game time and general doors open 90 minutes before game time.
Water fountains are located on the Main Concourse across from aisles M6, M9, M17, M22; on the Upper Concourse across from aisles U5, U16, U30.
To access the Upper Concourse from the Main Concourse, take the Figueroa Street Elevator (across from Aisle M1) or the 11th Street elevators (across from aisle M15). To access the Premier/Suite Levels, take the elevators located in the Southwest VIP entrance (across from aisle M10) or Star Plaza VIP (across from aisle M22).
Emergency exit doors are located all throughout the arena. In an emergency, please remain calm and follow the direction of STAPLES Center ushers and security staff in finding the exit closest to you.
Entrances and Exits
11th Street Entry—across from aisle M14; Star Plaza Entry—across from aisle M20; Figueroa Street Entry—across from aisle M2; Star Plaza VIP Entry—across from aisle M22; Southwest VIP Entry—across from aisle M10
To access the Upper Concourse from the Main Concourse, escalators are available at the Figueroa Street Entrance (near aisle M2) and at the 11th Street Entrance (near aisle M14). To access the Premier Level & Suite Level A, escalators are available at the Star Plaza VIP entrance (across from aisle M22) and the Southwest VIP entrance (across from aisle M10). To access Suite Levels B & C, escalators are also available at the Southwest VIP entrance or across from Suite A-30.
Seventeen event suites are available for rent on a per-event basis. Located at the north and south ends of Suite Level C, they are ideal for entertaining larger groups. Full catering service by Levy Restaurants is available during events. Price and reservation information for event suites is available by calling Premium Seating Sales at 1.877.5.ACTNOW.
Fan Conduct and Etiquette
All guests must maintain reasonable and appropriate behavior at all times. Guests using offensive language or engaging in disorderly conduct may be ejected from the arena and may be subject to arrest. Ejected guests will not receive a refund for their tickets or be compensated in any way for their loss. Guests who do not sit down during events and are thus causing a disturbance and/or complaint by obstructing the viewing range of the guests seated directly behind them will be asked by the Event Services staff to be seated. Guests may not change their seat and/or suite without permission from STAPLES Center management. Guests who are discovered to have changed their seat and/or suite without permission will be issued a warning and asked to returned to their assigned area, as indicated on their valid event ticket. All guests must be in possession of a valid event ticket or credential and produce it to the STAPLES Center event staff when requested to do so.
If you would like to email a player, coach, or any member of the Kings organization, please chose one of the following:
Via email: Please send your email to email@example.com and your email will be forwarded to the appropriate person.
Via regular mail: Please send letters to [player’s name], c/o Toyota Sports Center, 555 Nash Street, El Segundo, CA 90245 USA
We are always interested in what our fans have to say. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Located on the Main Concourse across from aisle M3 and on the Upper Concourse across from aisle U21.
FM Assistive Listening System
To accommodate the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) signed into law in July of 1990, a FM Assistive Listening System, made up of a Phonic Ear, can be checked out at Main Concourse Guest Link. For more information, please see Guest Link.
Food Drive Drop-Off Locations
Throughout the year, especially around the holidays, fans are encouraged to donate canned or non-perishable food items in bins at all entrances to STAPLES Center, which will be distributed by local charities and food banks.
Frenzy on Figueroa
The Kings finished the 2000-01 season with 92 points, the first back-to-back 90-point seasons in club history and found themselves facing the high-flying Detroit Red Wings in the first round of the post-season. Down two games to one and trailing 3-0 with eight minutes remaining in Game Four of the series, the Kings scored three unanswered goals, including Bryan Smolinski’s game-tying marker with 53 seconds remaining that sent the STAPLES Center crowd into a frenzy.
The Kings carried the momentum into overtime and rookie Eric Belanger’s goal at 2:36 of the first overtime evened the series at two games apiece and added another chapter to the Kings history books. The “Frenzy on Figueroa” became the catalyst for the underdog Kings as they went on to win Game Five in Detroit and closed out their first playoff series victory since 1993 in Game Six at STAPLES Center when Adam Deadmarsh scored back-to-back goals including the game-winning goal in overtime sending the Kings into the second round against the Avalanche. Again the underdog, the Kings took the powerhouse Avalanche the distance and eventually lost in seven games to the eventual Stanley Cup-Champion.
You can raise money for your non-profit organization by selling tickets to an exciting Kings game. You have an opportunity to receive tickets at a discounted rate, sell them at the face value and keep the difference. Click here for more information.
Several contests and promotions take place at each Kings home game. Kings game entertainment staff randomly selects contest winners and/or contestants throughout the game.
Many STAPLES Center policies are described in this guide and you may visit staplescenter.com for more Event Policies.
Groups discounts are available for Kings games for groups of 15 or more. Also ask about group sales for other events at STAPLES Center, the Home Depot Center and Kodak THEATRE. Click here for more information.
STAPLES Center welcomes our guests to visit the Guest Link service centers located on the Main and Upper Concourses of the arena. Guest Link service centers are information kiosks designed to assist our guests with any question, concern, or issue they may have here at STAPLES Center. In addition, Guest Link service centers assist guests with disabilities. Please stop in and visit us during your next event.
Hall of Fame
Rogie Vachon, Marcel Dionne, Dave Taylor, Wayne Gretzky, Butch Goring, Peter Demers and Bob Miller are the members of the Los Angeles Kings Hall of Fame. Click here to visit the LA Kings Hall of Fame. Peter Demers: One of the most respected trainers in the NHL, Pete was with the Kings organization for 35 years. On Dec. 18, 2003, he worked his 2,500th consecutive regular season Kings game...Marcel Dionne: With more than 1,300 points during his 12-year tenure as a King, Marcel, an NHL Hall of Famer, brought a tremendous amount of excitement and enthusiasm to Kings fans when he arrived in 1975. His scoring touch was record setting and his scoring records might never be touched. Butch Goring – With 275 goals and 659 points, Butch trails only Marcel, Dave, Wayne, Luc Robitaille, and Bernie Nicholls on the team’s all-time scoring list. Turning to coaching when his playing days came to an end, the four-time Stanley Cup winner led the Utah Grizzlies (IHL) to two Turner Cup championships...Wayne Gretzky: Gretzky’s 19-year NHL tenure is unmatched. A King from 1988-96, he is fourth on the club’s all-time scoring list, and earned a multitude of honors while playing in Los Angeles, including three NHL scoring titles and one Most Valuable Player award... Bob Miller: The “Voice of the Kings” has called more Kings games on television and radio than anyone, and in 2000 he was part of the Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in Toronto as the recipient of the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award, which is given annually by the radio and television industry for outstanding contributions to the hockey broadcasting profession...Dave Taylor: One of the most popular players in team history during his 17 seasons on the ice, Dave truly is the ultimate King... Rogie Vachon: The premier goaltender in Kings history, Rogie first became associated with the Kings in 1971 when he took Forum Ice. The franchise leader in just about every statistical category for a goalie, Rogie, who has also held a variety of front office positions with the team, was the first King to have his sweater retired by the club.
History of the Los Angeles Kings
Jack Kent Cooke was awarded a new NHL franchise on Feb. 9, 1966. Wanting his new hockey club to take on an air of royalty, Cooke named his team the Kings and was part of six new teams that would double the size of the NHL from the Original Six franchises to 12 teams, starting with the 1967-68 season. The Kings’ first coach was Red Kelly, who started with the team for the 1967-68 season. In the teams’ first game, October 14, 1967, Kelly coached the team to a 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. For more information about the history of the Kings, go to the History page.
We've compiled the basic aspects of the game to help you understand what's happening on the ice, check out LAKings.com's hockey rules.
Skate where the pros skate! Organize your youth or adult hockey team game on STAPLES Center ice for ice time before and after most Kings home games. There is a minimum ticket purchase required for all ice time and ice time is limited and sells out, so call early in the season.
All guests entering the arena during an event are subject to a metal-detector screening, visual inspection, and a bag inspection conducted by STAPLES Center security personnel.
Intermission Youth Ice Time
Watch your little ones skate during intermission of a Kings home game! A minimum ticket purchase is required and you can use the discounted ticket as an opportunity to raise funds for your children's hockey team.
Please go to Work for the Kings page on LAKings.com for a list of the current positions open with the Kings, at STAPLES Center and with other members of the AEG family. Please follow the information listed with each individual posting regarding whom to contact and were to send your resume/application.
The Los Angeles Jr. Kings is Southern California’s premier Youth Hockey organization. In cooperation with the Los Angeles Kings Hockey Club, LA Jr. Kings Hockey is administered to promote and develop a high performance hockey program for players of all levels. The Jr. Kings have established itself as a nationally ranked organization and its players are now receiving legitimate exposure into Junior A and collegiate hockey programs, with a handful of players drafted by NHL teams. For more information about, please visit the Jr. Kings page.
The Kings Bench and the Visiting Team Bench are located in Sections 102, 101 and 119.
Kings Camp is our annual Youth Hockey Camp that runs for a week each summer at the LA Kings practice facility – the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo. The camp features professional instruction from NHL coaches, players and Alumni for serious hockey players looking to take their game to the next level. Daily sessions include 1 1/2 hours of on-ice hockey instruction, 1 hour of power skating and 1 hour of video lessons. Former Kings player and current radio color commentator, Daryl Evans oversees the camp. Kings Alumni Jim Fox, Mark Hardy, Ian Turnbull, Nelson Emerson, and others offer their coaching skills and hockey knowledge to campers. Proceeds from Kings Camp benefit the Kings Care Foundation. For more information, visit our Kings Camp page.
Kings Care Foundation
Formed in 1996, Kings Care Foundation is the non-profit children’s charity of the Los Angeles Kings. Dedicated to providing children in the Greater Los Angeles area with educational and recreational opportunities, Kings Care Foundation has provided $3.5 million in in-kind and monetary support for the local community. Learn more at our Kings Care Foundation page.
The National Basketball Association has captured a world-wide audience and its’ games are broadcast across the globe, cultivating the growth of basketball from China to Europe and South America, and creating an ever growing demand for its programs and events.
In 1998, AEG purchased The Forum, along with an ownership position in the Lakers, and then signed the Lakers as a permanent tenant of AEG’s new STAPLES Center. In 1999 and 2000, during their first two seasons in STAPLES Center, the Lakers won their 12th and 13th NBA World Championships in franchise history behind Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant.
The Lakers’ history is full of Hall of Fame players, including: Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor, Jerry West, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, James Worthy, Gail Goodrich and Ervin “Magic” Johnson. Dubbed “Showtime” during the 1980’s for its fast-paced exciting brand of play, the Lakers won 6 World Championships and became one of the best known sports franchises in the world. Learn more about the Los Angeles Lakers at www.nba.com/lakers.
The Official website of your Los Angeles Kings.
You can catch all the action by listening in to every Kings game over the internet. Nick Nickson and Daryl Evans bring you every Kings game with a live internet broadcast.
The Kings' and visiting team's locker rooms are located on the Event Level of STAPLES Center. Dressing room access is granted to credentialed media only.
Los Angeles Convention & Visitors Bureau
The mission of the Los Angeles Convention & Visitors Bureau is to enhance the economic vitality of Los Angeles through sales and marketing of the destination to Convention, Meetings and Leisure Travel markets. The LACVB also works to develop tourism through the Cultural Tourism and Sports & Entertainment communities, and maintains a close working relationship with the general and tourism trade Media. Visit the LACVB online at www.lacvb.com for more information about Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Convention Center
The Los Angeles Convention Center is located adjacent to STAPLES Center and houses exhibition halls, meeting rooms, towers and lobbies forming a grand unified center. With a total of 720,000 square feet of exhibition and 147,000 square feet of meeting room space, the Los Angeles Convention Center provides a preeminent setting for any event. For more information about the LACC, please visit them online at www.lacclink.com.
Lost and Found
If you lose an item during a game, please inquire about the item at the Guest Link service centers located on the Main Concourse across from aisle M12 and on the Upper Concourse across from aisle U6. If the item is not found during the event, guests should contact STAPLES Center Security at 213.742.7444 (open 24 hours/7days) to inquire about the lost item.
Lost or Stolen Tickets
Season ticket holder’s can contact their Ticket Representative at 1.888.KINGS.LA for reprints of lost or stolen tickets. If tickets are stolen, a complete police report must be presented. Individual ticket buyers will need to contact Ticketmaster at 213.480.3232.
The Main Concourse consists of the entrance into the arena, Team LA store, FOX Sports Sky Box sports bar and restaurant, refreshment and concession stands, Guest Link Service Center, first aid station, Bank of America Banking Service Center, Los Angeles Times Newsstand, Cingular Wireless Retail Center and Pacific Bell Telezones.
The front office team is just as important as the team that takes the ice every game. The Kings Hockey Operations staff is comprised of key personnel that handle every aspect of the team. Learn more about who does what by taking a look at the club directory.
The Monarchs are located in Manchester, New Hampshire and serve as the Los Angeles Kings’ minor league affiliate. The Monarchs play in the prestigious American Hockey League (AHL), joining the league in the fall of 2001. The 28-team league draws over 6 million fans annually and is the highest quality hockey developmental leaguer in North America, and typically, the final platform of players headed to the NHL. Learn more about the future of the LA Kings by taking a look at the players in the Kings' pipeline or by visiting the Monarchs website at www.monarchshockey.com.
The 1975 acquisition of Marcel Dionne brought Kings fans a player who performed offensive magic like no King before. Dionne’s greatest glory as a King came as a member of the famed “Triple Crown” line. Centering a line with right winger Dave Taylor and left winger Charlie Simmer during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, Dionne posted the biggest numbers of his career, including the NHL scoring championship in 1979-80.
CREDENTIALS: Season credentials are issued to media assigned to cover the Kings regularly. Individual single game credentials are granted to working media as space permits. All requests must be made by facsimile (310.620.4507) on the represented medium’s letterhead and submitted to the Kings communications office at least 24 hours in advance of the event. The written request should also be followed-up with a telephone call. Freelance reporters and photographers will not be granted credentials without a letter of assignment from an accredited medium. Credentials are picked up at the STAPLES Center media will call table, which is located off of the Main Concourse (west side of the building - off of 11th Street). To prevent any questions from STAPLES Center security, you must wear your credential prominently at all times. The Kings media relations department reserves the right to revoke any credential if circumstances warrant such action.
PARKING: The season or single game credential does not serve as a parking pass. For media parking information, please contact the Kings communications department.
PRESS BOX: The Bob Miller Press Box is located on the west side of STAPLES Center. All seats are reserved and only members of the accredited media, visiting hockey club and Kings staff/game staff are permitted in the press box. Each media member must call the Kings media relations office in advance to request press box seating. The four broadcast booths are located on the upper concourse level, below the Bob Miller Press Box.
PHOTOGRAPHERS: Due to limited rinkside space, priority for photo holes is as follows: Daily newspapers and wire services have reserved spaces during the first period only. Agency and magazine photographers must offer any space during the first period if asked to do so. Photographers are not permitted in the team bench areas during the game or any place that would obstruct the view of spectators. Photographers are also not allowed in the dressing rooms without pre-approved permission and the appropriate credential from the Kings media relations department.
TELEVISION: Stations wanting action footage from any Kings games are encouraged to take it from FOX Sports Net’s broadcast or other subsequent satellite feeds. A station, however, cannot air the footage until after it has been broadcast by the originating source, and that source must be given on-screen credit. If it is necessary for a crew to shoot action footage during a game (isolation shots or special theme news/feature stories), you must notify the Kings media relations office for permission and assistance.
TICKETS: Media requests for tickets to Kings game can be made by calling the media relations office at least 24 hours in advance of the game. The quantity of these tickets is limited.
DRESSING ROOMS: Dressing room access for credentialed media is as follows, in accordance with NHL rules: Before the game - A maximum of three players can be made available to media, by request, up to 90 minutes before the game in a location outside the dressing room. After the game - Media are allowed in the dressing room area approximately 10 minutes following the end of the game.
PRACTICES: All Kings practice sessions (at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo and STAPLES Center) are open to the media. Media intending to cover practice should call the Kings media hotline (213.742.7325) to confirm the scheduled starting time and location. The dressing room will be open approximately 10 minutes after the first player leaves the ice. In the event of a scheduled or unscheduled team meeting after practice, the dressing room will open immediately following the conclusion of the meeting.
SERVICES: The Chick Hearn Press Room, located on rink level (west side) of the STAPLES Center, is a working area for all credentialed media before, during and after the game. A pre-game meal in the adjacent dining room is provided (at a cost of $5, with all proceeds benefiting the Kings Care Foundation) for the media starting approximately 90 minutes before the game. Refreshments are provided in the Chick Hearn Press Room and the Bob Miller Press Box during and after the game. The Bob Miller Press Box is also set up as a working area for media filing stories on deadline, and there is a dedicated press elevator that reaches the Bob Miller Press Box from the workroom. If conditions for meeting your deadline require special attention, please contact a member of the Kings media relations department.
GAME NOTES/STATISTICS: Complete game notes and statistics are distributed in the Chick Hearn Press Room and the Bob Miller Press Box prior to the game. Scoring and statistical summaries are distributed between periods. Final scoring summaries and post-game quotes will be distributed to all media areas as soon as possible after each game.
TELEPHONES: Charge-a-Call phones are available in the Bob Miller Press Box and the Chick Hearn Press Room for media to use before, during and after the game. If a telephone line is needed on a regular basis, please call Laura Geery at STAPLES Center (213.742.7246) to arrange for installation.
TEAM LA is the official license store for the Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Sparks and the Los Angeles Avengers. Please see TEAM LA for more information.
Miracle on Manchester
The 1981-82 season was disappointing in that the Kings had a less-than-memorable regular season going 24-41-15, but what happened in that season’s playoffs remains one of the great moment’s in franchise and NHL history. Facing the heavily-favored Edmonton Oilers in the best-of-five first round of the playoffs, the Kings pulled off two huge upsets –one, in winning the series, three games to two, and two, in winning Game 3 of the series, forever remembered as the “Miracle on Manchester.”
Down 5-0 in the third period of that game on April 10, 1982, the Kings steadily chipped away at Edmonton’s commanding lead until Steve Bozek sent the game into overtime, knotting the game at 5-5 with five seconds remaining. At 2:35 of the extra period, unheralded rookie Daryl Evans ripped a shot over Grant Fuhr’s shoulder to seal an improbably end to an incredible game. After losing Game 4 at home, the Kings took the series with a 7-4 victory in Game 5 in Edmonton.
The National Anthem(s) is sung before the game starts, when fans are asked to stand and remove their hats. When a Canadian Team visits STAPLES Center, then the American anthem and the Canadian anthem (O Canada) are both performed. National Anthem auditions are held every year in early September. All singers selected to sing the national anthem at a Kings game are selected from this open audition. Please check back to lakings.com for an exact audition date.
If you would like the opportunity to sing the National Anthem at STAPLES Center, please submit your tape to: Janelle Morgan, c/o Los Angeles Kings 300 N. Continental Blvd Suite 500 El Segundo, CA 90345 You may also submit a MP3 to email@example.com. Please include a headshot, if available.
As mandated by the NHL, STAPLES Center's netting is made of a black monofilament to prevent pucks from entering the stands located directly behind each goal.
Noise-making devices, i.e. cowbells, whistles, megaphones, etc., are not permitted inside STAPLES Center.
Outside Food and Beverages
Guests may not bring food and beverage into the arena during events. The only exceptions are small snack items, i.e. small pack of nuts, plastic bottled water, candy bars, small bag of chips, etc. If due to a special dietary need, religious requirement, or medical condition, the Guest Services Manager has issued a guest a letter of exemption, the guest must present this letter upon entrance in to the arena.
Season long prepaid parking passes are available to season ticket holders through your Account Executive, please contact them at 1.888.KINGS.LA. The Box Office also sells parking passes for individual games. Ask about prepaid parking passes when purchasing individual tickets at STAPLES Center Box Office. For a complete map of STAPLES Center parking lots, please visit the Directions page. Members of the media must request parking through the Kings media relations department at least 24 hours in advance of the game as the season or single game credential does not serve as a parking pass.
Parking Lot Services
All parking lots are open 2 ½ hours prior to game time. Lots are open and staffed for 60 minutes after the game ends. Please call 213.742.PARK for more information.
Kings Season Tickets: 213.742.7220 or 1.888.KINGS.LA; Box Office (Will Call): 213.742.7400; Kings Media Relations: 310.620.4510; Toyota Sports Center (Kings Practice Facility): 310.620.4510; Arena Club Reservations: 213.742.7450; STAPLES Center Lost & Found: 213.742.7444; Donation Requests: 213.763.7700; Video Message Board: 213.742.7230
Unless otherwise specified by the teams and/or event officials/management, guests may not bring professional photographic equipment in to the facility. Guests are also prohibited from engaging in commercial photography of any kind without the prior approval of STAPLES Center management. The following is a partial list of the prohibited camera equipment: Flash photography, Monopods or tripods, Cameras with interchangeable lenses, Cameras with lenses greater than 3 ½ inches in length. Teams and/or event officials/management may have additional rules further restricting or prohibiting photography.
The pipeline organizes players that are part of the Kings organization, but not on the current roster that are made up of players that are “In the System,” which are generally two-way pros that shuffle between the Monarchs in the AHL and the Kings, as well as “Prospects,” which are younger players that are still developing their skills in minor leagues around the world.
The Bob Miller Press Box is located on the west side of STAPLES Center. All seats are reserved and only members of the accredited media, visiting hockey club and Kings staff/game staff are permitted in the press box. Each media member must call the Kings media relations office in advance to request press box seating. The four broadcast booths are located on the upper concourse level, below the Bob Miller Press Box.
The Press Level is the highest part of STAPLES Center where members of the press get a bird's-eye view of the action on the ice. The Press Box is located above 316 - 320.
AEG built what is considered the finest team training facility in professional sports. The Toyota Sports Center is located in El Segundo, Calif., adjacent to the Los Angeles International Airport, and a short drive to STAPLES Center. The six-acre facility, which is open seven days a week, includes two public ice rinks, on NHL regulation-size and the other Olympic-size, as well as a public outdoor in-line skating rink.
All Kings practice sessions (at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo) are open to the media and the public and free to watch. The training facility located at: 555 South Nash Street, El Segundo, CA 90245. Please call 310.620.4510 for more information.
If you are the lucky fan randomly chosen for a prize during a game, and a member of the Kings Game Entertainment Staff does not meet you in your seat to award your prize, please take your ticket stub to Guest Link on the Main Concourse to redeem your prize.
Raise money for your non-profit organization by selling programs at a Kings home game. You are required to have at least 20 volunteers to sell programs and your organization will receive a percentage of each program sold.
Throughout the season, several give-a-ways are handed out to all fans in attendance. For the latest schedule of promotional games, visit the Kings promotions schedule.