The LA Clippers' home arena is one of the most iconic in all of sports. This time next year, the Clippers will be playing at the soon-to-open Intuit Dome. But for now, they still compete at Crypto.com arena.
More well known by its former name of Staples Center, the Clippers have been playing their home games at the venue since 1999. They have won 58% of all their home games since permenantly moving to the arena.
Of course, Clippers fans have a lot of pride about their team's home turf. But do not take their word for it, as a recent poll involving 35 NBA media members also concluded that Crypto.com arena is one of the top venues in the NBA. It was voted as the second-best NBA arena by media.
Media members voted Crypto.com Arena as the second-best venue in the NBA
A poll conducted by HoopsHype asked well-traveled media members their opinions of the best places to watch a game across the NBA. Their answers were based on general arena quality, crowd atmosphere and energy, lighting, and even food selection.
Crypto.com Arena finished behind only Boston's TD Garden, which finished first in the poll despite receiving the same number of first place votes as the Clippers' home arena. It is clear that NBA media members generally have a very positive opinion of the building formerly known as Staples Center.
With the means to operate as the home venue for not just the Clippers, but also the Los Angeles Lakers, the NHL's Kings, as well as the WNBA's Sparks, it is no surprise that Crypto.com Arena is held in such high regard.