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Los Angeles' Premier Sports Facilities Are Game-Changers for Meetings

April 4, 2022
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Los Angeles, “The City of Angels,” has had a heavenly run when it comes to premiere sports events in the last two years, from the World Series to the Super Bowl—held in the new $5 billion SoFi Stadium that is home to the Los Angeles Chargers and NFL World Champion Rams—with the Summer Olympics on tap for 2028.

“Over the past several years, there has been tremendous investment made in our city’s venues and infrastructure—and this is on top of the incredible resources our city already offered,” said Kathryn Schloessman, president and CEO of the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission. “Since adding SoFi Stadium to our impressive portfolio of venues, we have been able to bid on, and secure, the right to host these events over the next several years—the MLB All-Star Game, the College Football Playoff National Championship, WrestleMania, the U.S. Open, the Olympic and Paralympic Games—and we hope to be awarded the FIFA World Cup.”

We checked in with Discover LA, the destination’s DMO, who provided a snapshot of their star sports facility performers. Following are five that are primed for meetings and events, from mega get-togethers to smaller gatherings that can utilize specific parts of the buildings while still feeling like all-stars.

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SoFi Stadium

One of L.A.’s most impressive new venues and host of Super Bowl LVI, SoFi Stadium is open to special events in several premium spaces throughout the site. 

The Concourse Spaces and Patio Club, for example, invites attendees to mingle in the enviable California weather with a variety of versatile outdoor venues. 

For more private events with an exclusive feel, the Pechanga Founders Club, Chairman’s Club and Google Cloud Club offer modern design and luxury finishes.

With the field as the backdrop of several SoFi Stadium event spaces, it’s a truly unique venue for delivering special events and receptions.

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SoFi Stadium entrance.
SoFi Stadium. Courtesy of Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board.
 

Dodger Stadium

For more than 60 years, the Chavez Ravine’s Dodger Stadium has welcomed fans from all around the globe, charming them with its breathtaking views and storied past, from Don Drysdale and Sandy Koufax to the star-studded lineup that won the 2020 World Series.

This treasured Los Angeles landmark is also the perfect setting for special events, with many event spaces in the stadium available to book on non-gamedays, including the sleek Champions Club, casual midcentury-modern Baseline Clubs, the San Manuel Dugout Club right behind home plate, the Retired Numbers Plaza with a spectacular view of the field and the skyline, or even the field itself.

Dodger Stadium aerial photo.
Dodger Stadium. Courtesy of Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board.
 

Banc of California Stadium

Home to the Los Angeles FC men’s professional soccer team, Angel City FC women’s professional soccer team and some of L.A.’s biggest concerts, Banc of California Stadium is also a state-of-the art event venue and catering facility with the ability to host a variety of private and public events, ranging from corporate meetings and tradeshows to concerts and weddings.

The stadium offers a variety of indoor and outdoor event spaces, including four premium club and catering spaces, stylish bars and catering spaces, outdoor event decks and 35 suites.
In total, the seating capacity is 22,000, with highlights that include the luxurious Founder’s Club, the sublime Sunset Deck and the field.

Banc of California Stadium.
Banc of California Stadium. Courtesy of Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board.
 

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Maybe the most storied sports facility—among many—in Los Angeles, if not the world, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will become the first stadium to have hosted the Summer Olympics three times when it is the main stage for the 2028 Games.

A historic L.A. landmark in Exposition Park, and also a National Historic Landmark, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum invites groups to host meetings and special events ranging from corporate meetings to large conferences.

The Coliseum offers several venues available for private booking, including the field and historic Peristyle, which can be lit via the Olympic Cauldron for a guest experience of a lifetime.

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Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Courtesy of Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board.
 

Crypto.com Arena

A unique smaller location to host meetings and events such as luncheons and receptions is Crypto.com Arena, formerly known as STAPLES Center, the site of Los Angeles Lakers and Sparks championships, as well as Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup triumphs.

Located in Downtown L.A.’s electric, meetings and events beacon L.A. LIVE complex, facilities here offer a private, comfortable environment and feature cutting-edge technology. Several meeting room options are ideal for board meetings, presentations, seminars and more.

L.A. LIVE.
L.A. LIVE complex. Courtesy of Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board.
 

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Tyler Davidson has covered the travel trade for nearly 30 years. In his current role with Meetings Today, Tyler leads the editorial team on its mission to provide the best meetings content in the industry.