One of LA's most iconic sports venues is getting a name change

Since opening in 1999, the arena has been called Staples Center. Starting Christmas Day it’ll be called Arena.

LOS ANGELES — Staples Center is getting a new name. Starting Christmas Day, it will be Arena.

The downtown Los Angeles home of the NBA’s Lakers and Clippers, the NHL’s Kings and the WNBA’s Sparks will change its name after 22 years of operation, arena owner AEG announced Tuesday night.

A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that is paying $700 million over 20 years to rename the building. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the parties aren’t

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