LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — The Staples Center has announced that the latest round of upgrades at the venue are on the way to completion.
AEG, the arena’s owner and operator, invested just over $7 million in upgrades that include a new LED sports lighting system, along with upgrading the retractable seating of the lower bowl and the relocation of the TEAM LA Store to a larger retail space.
AEG anticipates that the LED system in particular will dramatically reduce energy costs compared with the standard metal halide lighting. STAPLES Center is the first NBA arena to feature LED lighting and is the first NHL arena in the United States to feature LED lighting and behind only Montreal’s Bell Centre in the list of early adopting arenas in North America.
“We are thrilled to be on the forefront in our industry by converting the arena to LED lighting, it is the latest technology and the wave of the future and we wanted to get on board right away,” Lee Zeidman, President, STAPLES Center. “From an environmental and sustainability standpoint, this made sense for us and will save us significantly in the long run on energy costs.” – Staff Writers