Staples Center, located in Los Angeles, California, is the home stadium for three teams: the Lakers, Clippers, and Kings. It contains a total of 12 locker rooms and dressing rooms, with rooms designated for each of the three home teams. It opened in October 1999, and is a fairly new facility with a lot of new technology. There are 1,200 television screens throughout the facility, and viewers can choose from 23 different refreshment booths in five separate seating areas (there are also two restaurants on the plaza). The arena holds less than 19,000 people for a basketball game.
Madison Square Garden was the name of four separate arenas in New York, with the original being the park itself. The park, as it is referred to by its acronym, is the home of the New York Knicks, as well as the New York Liberty (of the WNBA). It also holds home games for the Red Storms (St. John’s College basketball team) and is in fact one of the busiest venues in the United States, hosting a total of 320 events each year. For a standard basketball game, the arena seats 19,763 and has an area of 20,976 square feet.