About The Forum
The Forum is located in Los Angeles, California and can accommodate 17,500 people. The building looks like it came out of ancient Greece with its huge pillars and monumental entrances. However, despite its size, The Forum was one of the few indoor arenas to be constructed using absolutely no major supporting pillars. The Forum opened in 1967 and is so majestic that it can be spotted while approaching the Los Angeles International Airport from the plane. The Forum was recognized as one of the best indoor sports arenas, alongside Madison Square Garden. Over the years it underwent many name changes including, The Forum Presented by Chase, the Great Western Forum, and the L.A. Forum.
When it first opened, The Forum became famous due to its tenants, the NBA’s Lakers. The Lakers called The Forum home until 1999 when they moved to the Staples Center. The NHL’s LA Kings also called The Forum home for a little while, until moving to a different stadium in 1999. Along with NBA games, The Forum also hosts tennis matches, boxing matches, concerts, and even political events. The Forum is also set to host the 2028 Summer Olympics.
What’s so special about The Forum?
Besides being built with no major supporting pillars, or its fame due to the Lakers' success, the Forum has witnessed some amazing celebrities and musical performances. Elvis Presley played at The Forum in 1970 and so did Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, The Eagles, and many others.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is The Forum located?
The Forum is a premier venue located in Inglewood, CA adjacent to Los Angeles.
What kind of events does The Forum host?
The Forum events have included tennis matches, music concerts, boxing matches, U. S. political events, and much more. Currently, the most frequent type of events taking place at The Forum are live music performances -- and some of the most well-known artists in the country have played here.
Which team is playing at The Forum?
In the past, The Forum was home to Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) and the Los Angeles Kings (NHL) before the teams moved to the Staples Center. Currently, no team calls The Forum their home.
Where can I park for free at The Forum?
Parking is available at the Forum, but due to its location and demand, public transport is encouraged. Parking starts at $30 for The Forum events.
What is the seating capacity of The Forum?
The Forum concerts can host up to 17,500 fans.
Who owns The Forum?
The Forum is owned by the Madison Square Garden Company.
How do I get to The Forum using public transport?
The Los Angeles Metro’s Downtown Inglewood station serves the station. The Metro has an abundance of stations around the city, making The Forum events extremely accessible to attendees.