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Los Angeles Sports Teams and Events

Los Angeles Dodgers Hee-Seop Choi at bat. [Photo Credit: LAtourist.com] Los Angeles Dodgers

Los Angeles hosts a number of world-famous sports teams, including professional organizations like the Dodgers and the Lakers, as well as college teams such as the UCLA Bruins and the USC Trojans. See the list of Venues for links to sports centers such as Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Staples Center.

Sports Teams near Downtown L.A.

Los Angeles Dodgers
Professional Baseball
Venue: Dodger Stadium, Elysian Park
2021 Schedule: Pre-Season: Feb 27 - March 30; Regular: April 1 - October 3, 2021
As of April 2021, red-tier guidelines allow the Dodgers to sell 20% of their seats. Individual tickets are not available online at this time. However, fans can buy groups of 2 to 6 tickets.

More Dodgers Tips and Links:

  • Dodger Stadium Tours - [April 2021: currently not available] The Championship Tour gives fans an opportunity to view Dodger Stadium in a way only the players do. This behind-the-scenes tour lets fans visit restricted areas and view the ballpark from a whole new perspective. (Seasonal availability)
  • Dodgers Top of the Park Gift Shop - [April 2021: Top of the Park is open, but not every day so call before you go!] The Dodgers official team store is open daily 10AM to 5PM, so you can purchase Dodger souvenirs, even when it's not baseball season. You can also visit the upper bleachers of the stadium and take pictures of the field below. Outside of the gift shop you'll find a spectacular view of the buildings in downtown L.A. Parking is free! To get there drive up to the stadium and tell the attendant at the gate that you want to go to the gift shop. They will give you a pass and direct you to the parking lot.
  • Dodger Stadium Express - On game days, Metro offers a free shuttle (non-ticket holders pay a small fee) from Union Station to Dodger Stadium.
Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles. [Photo Credit: LAtourist.com] STAPLES Center in Downtown Los Angeles

Los Angeles Lakers - Men's Basketball
Venue: Staples Center, downtown Los Angeles
2020-21 Schedule: Pre-Season: December 11-18, 2020; Regular Season: December 22, 2020 to May 16, 2021
The Lakers team plans to allow fans to attend games starting with the Lakers vs. Celtics game on April 15th. However, tickets are not yet available.

Los Angeles Clippers - Men's Basketball
Venue: Staples Center
2020-21 Schedule: Pre-Season: December 11-17, 2020; Regular Season: December 22, 2020 to May 16, 2021
Tickets for the 2020-2021 season are not available

Los Angeles Sparks - Women's Basketball
Venue: Staples Center
2021 Schedule: TBD

Los Angeles Kings - Ice Hockey
Venue: Staples Center
2021 Schedule: January 14 to May 10, 2021
Tickets for the 2020-2021 season are not available, although you can fill put a form to be notified when tickets are on sale.

Los Angeles Derby Dolls - Roller Derby
Venue: The Dollhalla, 2661 E 46th St, Vernon, CA 90058
Schedule: 2021 is TBD
Description: Classic roller derby action on a banked roller skating track. Events are held once per month, on the 2nd or 3rd Saturday of the month.


More Sports Teams in Los Angeles

Giovani dos Santos of the L.A. Galaxy. [Photo Credit: Robert Mora and Hana Asano / L.A. Galaxy] Giovani dos Santos of the L.A. Galaxy

Los Angeles Galaxy - Soccer
Venue: Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson
Description: L.A.'s championship Major League Soccer (MLS) soccer team. The club also fields a United Soccer League (USL) team called LA Galaxy II.
2021 Schedule: Pre-Season: March 20 to April 10, 2021; Regular Season: April 18 to November 7, 2021
Tickets for the 2021 season are not available at this time; Schedule has not been announced for LA Galaxy II

Los Angeles Football Club - Soccer
Venue: Banc of California Stadium in Exposition Park, 3939 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90037
2021 Schedule: Regular Season: April 17 to November 7, 2021
Tickets for the 2021 season are not available at this time

Los Angeles Rams - Football
Venue: SoFi Stadium, Inglewood
2021-2022 Schedule is TBD: Pre-Season: August / September, 2021; Regular: September to January, 2022
Tickets for the 2021 season are not available at this time, although you can fill put a form to be notified when tickets are on sale.

Los Angeles Chargers - Football
Venue: SoFi Stadium, Inglewood
2021-2022 Schedule is TBD: Pre-Season: August / September, 2021; Regular: September to January, 2022
Season tickets are available now. Single game tickets for the 2021 season will be available upon schedule release in the Spring.

Los Angeles Bobcats - Women's Football
Schedule: Normally April to June, 2021 is TBD
Description: Led by Head Coach Bobby Hosea, the L.A. Bobcats bring a veteran roster and coaching staff to the league. Known for his Helmet Free Tackle Training program, Coach Hosea also hopes to share the benefits of safer tackling with the world of women's football by showcasing the technique used by the Bobcats.

UCLA Sports - UCLA Buins website - sports teams and sports programs offered by the Universtiy of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) in Westwood

USC Sports - USC Trojans website - sports teams and sports programs offered by the University of Southern California (USC) next to Exposition Park near downtown Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Marathon - Annual 26.2 mile run through the streets of Los Angeles. Normally held during March, the race has been postponed this year and will be held on November 7, 2021.

Coming Soon

Angel City Football Club - If all goes as planned, another sports team will join the Los Angeles lineup: Angel City FC is a professional women's soccer team that will begin competition during Spring 2022. Seat deposits for the 2022 season are being accepted now.


Sports Teams in Anaheim

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim - Baseball
Venue: Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Description: Originally known as the Los Angeles Angels, the team has gone through a couple of name changes (California Angels and Anaheim Angels), although their home field has been at Angel Stadium of Anaheim (formerly known as Anaheim Stadium) from 1965 to present. Angel Stadium of Anaheim is close to Disneyland.
2021 Schedule: Pre-Season: Feb 27 - March 30; Regular: April 1 - October 3, 2021
Tickets for the 2021 season are on sale now

Anaheim Ducks - Ice Hockey
Venue: Honda Center, Anaheim
Description: Hockey team that inspired a Disney movie. Honda Center is near Disneyland.
Schedule: October 2020 to May 8, 2021
Tickets for the 2021 season are on sale now

Los Angeles Minor League Baseball Teams

These Class A minor league baseball teams are members of the California League. They are about a one-hour drive from downtown Los Angeles, although if you're a fan of baseball then it's worth the trip. Minor League games are exciting and no matter where you sit, you'll have a great view (compared to Dodger Stadium or Angel Stadium).

Low-A West League (MLB affiliates)

2021 Schedule: May 1 to September 19
Tickets for the 2021 season are on sale now.

Inland Empire 66ers - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim affiliate in San Bernardino, about 60 miles east of downtown L.A.

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes - Los Angeles Dodgers affiliate in Rancho Cucamonga, about 40 miles east of downtown L.A.

Lake Elsinore Storm - San Diego Padres affiliate in Lake Elsinore, about 70 miles east of downtown L.A.

Lancaster JetHawks - [currently inactive] former Houston Astros affiliate in Lancaster, about 70 miles north of downtown L.A. Notice: MLB reorganized minor league teams in 2020, although Lancaster was not selected to continue in affiliated baseball. The city and the JetHawks are exploring options to continue in baseball in Lancaster.

Pecos League (independent)

2021 Schedule: June 3 to August 3
Tickets for the 2021 season are on sale now.

High Desert Yardbirds - in Adelanto, about 85 miles northeast of downtown L.A.

California City Whiptails - in California City, about 110 miles north of downtown L.A.

Bakersfield Train Robbers - in Bakersfield, about 115 miles north of downtown L.A.

Wasco Reserve - in Wasco, about 140 miles north of downtown L.A.


Sports Venues in or near Los Angeles

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. [Photo Credit: LAtourist.com] Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Los Angeles Coliseum - Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Sports Arena. Home field for the USC Trojans football team, as well as occasional sporting events. Located about 4 miles south of downtown L.A. [Capacity: 78,000]

Dodger Stadium, Elysian Park. Home of the World Series Champion Los Angeles Dodgers. See the top of this page for more information about tours and visiting the year-round stadium gift shop. Located about 4 miles north of downtown L.A. [Capacity: 56,000]

STAPLES Center - Located near the Financial District in downtown Los Angeles, this is the home court of four Los Angeles sports teams: Lakers (2020 NBA Champions), Kings, Clippers and Sparks. The venue also hosts many concerts and special events. The website has a calendar of events, seating chart and more. [Capacity: 18-20,000, depending on event]

Rose Bowl Stadium - Home of the UCLA Bruins football team, as well as the annual Rose Bowl football bowl game. Located in Pasadena, about 12 miles north of downtown L.A. [Capacity: 91,000]

SoFi Stadium - Newest venue; Home of the Los Angeles Rams and the Chargers football teams. Hosts concerts and other major events. Located in Inglewood, about 16 miles south of downtown L.A. (3 miles from LAX airport; 12 miles from Santa Monica; 11 miles from Hollywood). [Normal capacity is 70,000, although seating is expandable to over 100,000]

The Forum - in Inglewood, former home of the Lakers and other sports teams. The Forum is now used for a variety of events, such as concerts, conventions and occasional sporting events. [Capacity: 17,500]

Banc of California Stadium - in Exposition Park (near U.S.C., about 5 miles south of downtown L.A.). This is the home field of the L.A. Football Club. [Capacity: 22,000]

Dignity Health Sports Park (formerly StubHub Center and Home Depot Center) - Home of the Los Angeles Galaxy soccer team. Located in Carson, about 20 miles south of downtown L.A. (10 miles west of Long Beach). [Capacity: 27,000 (main venue); 8,000 (tennis stadium)]

Honda Center (formerly known as the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim) - Anaheim event center, home of the Mighty Ducks. Sporting events, concerts, entertainment. Calendar of Events, Box Office info. (Near Disneyland in Orange County). [Capacity: 18,000]


Auto Racing in and near Los Angeles

Irwindale Speedway - A wide variety of auto and motor vehicle racing events, including stock car racing, sprint cars, midget cars, drag strip racing, motorcycles, monster trucks and various NASCAR events. Located about 25 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles.

Long Beach Grand Prix - (Normally held during April, this year's race has been postponed to September 24-26, 2021) The annual Indy Car race event held on the public streets of Long Beach. The streets are closed each year for three days during April so that Indy Cars can race through business districts, along the shoreline, and within view of tourist attractions such as Aquarium of the Pacific, Shoreline Village and the Queen Mary. The event also features live entertainment and automobile exhibits.

AAA Auto Club Speedway - Formerly known as the California Speedway, the track is now sponsored by the AAA Auto Club. Offers seasonal NASCAR auto racing and high-performance dragster racing. Located in Fontana (near San Bernardino, about 50 miles east of downtown L.A.)

Race Car Experiences (drive on an actual race track)

You Race L.A. - (Irwindale Speedway) - Drive a stock car for a number of laps, or those with more skill can take a course to learn more about the track and then race against other drivers.

Andretti Racing - (AAA Club Speedway, Fontana) - Indy car ride-alongs and driving experiences.

Exotic and Classic Car Rentals (drive the car on city streets)

Gotham Dream Cars - choose from Ferrari, Bentley, Lamborghini or other performance and luxury cars.


Horse Racing Tracks

Los Alamitos Race Course - east of downtown LA

Santa Anita Park - Santa Anita is one of the most popular race tracks in Los Angeles. Located in Arcadia (near Pasadena), 14 miles northeast of downtown L.A., the track offers seasonal live horse racing.

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (near San Diego) - 20 miles north of San Diego (100 miles south of LA). Seasonal live horse races.

 
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