Monday, December 21, 2009

Wide World of Sports Venues

It's time to introduce another new segment in Tim's Sports World.  I call it the Wide World of Sports Venues.  I'll be your guide as we stroll across the country to learn about the various sports venues where the games are held each and everyday.  Let's get started, shall we with winter sports venues.

Staples Center-Los Angeles, CA
Opened: October 17, 1999
Construction Cost: $375 million
Capacity: 18,997 for basketball, 18,118 for ice hockey/arena football, 20,000 for concerts
Home Teams: Los Angeles Lakers 199-Present (NBA), Los Angeles Clippers 1999-Present (NBA), Los Angeles Sparks 2001-Present (WNBA), Los Angeles Kings 1999-Present (NHL), Los Angeles Avengers 2000-2008 (AFL), Los Angeles D-Fenders 2006-Present (NBA D-League)
Events I've attended: 2 Clipper games, 1 Kings game, Ringling Bros. Circus

Photo courtesy: Wikimedia Commons and Daniel Lobo under CC-BY License

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