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Formerly and popularly known as the Staples Center, Arena is a significant part of the L.A. LIVE District. The multi-purpose arena in Downtown LA hosts over 250 events and 4 million visitors every year! It has been home to the Grammy Awards ceremony since 2000 and is all set to host 2028 Summer Olympics basketball events.

Apart from the countless concerts and other events held at the Arena, it is mainly home to NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers, NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, and WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks. Gameday at the arena is a big affair – finding parking near Arena becomes a considerable challenge.

Although the arena is close to the Metro Rail Blue and Red Lines, most visitors prefer to arrive by car. 33K parking spaces are provided on-site to accommodate the consistent demand. There are 10K additional parking spaces within a 10-minute walk of the L.A. LIVE District. However, for guaranteed event parking at Arena garages, you must pre-book your spot at the earliest.

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Where to find Arena parking in Los Angeles? Arena is located in the L.A. LIVE District in Downtown Los Angeles. On-site parking is available at multiple L.A. LIVE lots and garages. The East Garage (Lot E) and West Garage (Lot E) are the preferred lots for Arena parking. Lot W is at 1005 W. Chick Hearn Ct. and Lot E is at 800 W. Olympic Blvd.

You’ll also find plenty of off-site garages around the L.A. LIVE District. It is easier to find cheap parking around Arena parking using a parking app or website. While street parking is allowed near L.A. LIVE, several restrictions could get you in trouble.

How much does Arena parking cost?

Self-parking rates at on-site Lot W and Lot E start at $10 for the first two hours. It will cost you $10 for every half hour after that; the daily maximum at Lot W is $28, and at Lot E is $30. Valet parking at Lot E costs $40 minimum (first two hours). Depending on the event, you could also pay a flat rate of $10 - $30 at Lot W near Gate B.

Other parking lots near Arena charges around $50 a day. But if you book your spot online, you’ll find deals as low as $20 a day at safe Downtown LA parking lots within a short walking distance.

Where can I find street parking near Arena?

Street parking in LA is not easy, especially downtown and around the busy L.A. LIVE District. You’ll find metered street parking on Figueroa Street, W Olympic Blvd, S Hope St, and many other streets nearby.

Look out for parking signs and follow instructions to avoid a hefty parking ticket for violating time limits and other rules. Chick Hearn Court (formerly 11th Street) is a No-parking/Tow-away Zone. During major events, several other traffic and parking restrictions are also imposed in this neighborhood.

How to find cheap Arena parking?

Parking at the on-site Arena garages costs at least $10 for a couple of hours. If you even exceed it by half an hour, you’ll end up paying double.

Book your spot at an off-site garage or lot to avoid these expensive rates. There are several affordable parking facilities within walking distance of Arena. For the cheapest deals, always pre-book your Arena parking online. Arena parking tips

Prepaid parking passes for Arena garages are available online and at the Box Office.

Lot W and Lot E are generally open daily, from 6 am – 2 am. Additional event parking at Lot1 and Lot C opens only two-and-half hours before a Arena event begins.

Overnight parking, tailgating, and in-and-out privileges are not allowed at the L.A. LIVE and Arena parking facilities.

EV Charging stations are available at the West Garage and East Garage. EV charging costs $1/hour for the first four hours and $3/hour after that.