Arena Arena, previously known as Staples Center, is a multi-purpose arena located in downtown Los Angeles, California. Renowned for hosting a wide range of events, it is the home venue for the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, the NHL's Los Angeles Kings, and the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks. The arena, a prominent fixture in the sports and entertainment world, underwent a name change in 2021 following a naming rights deal with the cryptocurrency platform, reflecting the growing influence of digital currencies and blockchain technology in mainstream culture.