Sporting Events in Los Angeles, CA
There is nothing better on a weekend than attending a sports event and Los Angeles has some of the best sports teams in the state of California. There are national favorites and some local underdogs all competing for Los Angeles. So, if you’re looking for a game to enjoy at one of LA’s many sports arena, here are some local teams you want to check out.
Lakers in Los Angeles, CA
Established in 1947, The Lakers are a transplanted team from Minneapolis who moved to Los Angeles in 1960. They are one of the most successful teams in the NBA with 16 NBA titles. They’re the second most valuable team in the Association and have spawned some of the NBA’s most recognized basketball superstars including George Mikan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal, and Kobe Bryant to name a few. This team holds the longest running win streak of 33 games straight. Their games are a joy to watch and will have you at the edge of your seat every time. If they’re playing a local game, it’s something you don’t want to miss.
Dodgers in Los Angeles, CA
Established in 1883, the Dodgers is another team that was transplanted into the Los Angeles, CA area. Originally based out Brooklyn, New York, the team moved in 1958. Since the team’s establishment, they’ve undergone a dozen name changes up until 1930 when the name ‘Dodgers’ appeared on the team’s jerseys. The Dodgers were the first baseball team to integrate back in 1947 with the introduction of Jackie Robinson who accounted for the Dodgers success from 1947-1956. The Dodgers are still one of America’s favorite baseball teams and a visit to Dodgers Stadium in LA will be well worth it to catch this historic team in action.
Rams in CA
First established in 1936, the rams are the only team in the NFL who have represented three different cities. Starting in Cleveland and then moving to LA in 1946 to make way for the Cleveland Browns. Then moving to St. Louis in 1995 until 2015 when they finally came back to Los Angeles. They’ve only won one Super Bowl in 1999, but fans are still hopeful that they can make it back for another championship. In the meantime, you can catch them playing at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum until their new stadium home is completed.
The only team on the list to originate in LA, the Chargers were established in 1959 and played their first season in 1960, however, after their first season, the Los Angeles Chargers moved to San Diego in 1961. They stayed there and until 2016 when they made the move back to LA just one year after the Rams made their return to the area. Even though this is a team that has yet to win a Super Bowl they have made it to the playoffs on multiple occasions and to the finals back in the 90’s. However, they haven’t been successful sealing the deal. Yet, locals still hope that they’ll make it to Super Bowl and win, so watching them in the meantime is worth it.
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