The Staples Center is the center of the LA indoor sports universe, as it serves as the home of the Los Angeles Kings as well as the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers of the NBA and the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA. The arena opened in 1999 and has a seating capacity of 18,118 for hockey.
The JSU baseball team is named the Gamecocks, primarily for its fighting spirit and large population base of poultry in this rural area. The Gamecocks play in the Ohio Valley Conference and have a very successful baseball history, with a nearly .700 all-time winning percentage.
The Minnesota Wild play in the Central Division of the Western Conference of the NHL. The team had its inaugural season in 2000, as an expansion team, replacing the Minnesota North Stars, who had relocated to Dallas in 1993.
The Target Center has served as the home court for the Minnesota Timberwolves since it opened in 1990. It is in the Warehouse or Northloop District of downtown Minneapolis. The arena holds 18,500 in its basketball configuration. One of its most unique features is its “green” roof, which is covered in native Minnesota prairie plants, and captures water and melting snow that would otherwise wind up in the nearby Mississippi River.
The Staples Center continues to serve as the premiere indoor sports facility in the Los Angeles area. Its mix of teams touch upon almost every demographic in a city known for being very diverse. Its location across the street from the LA Live music, restaurant and entertainment district makes it a very attractive place for a night on the town for your family and friends.