‘L.A. Live’ Is Spiffy, But Doesn’t Beat NFL Stadium

Thanks to My Boy Barry, I went to a Lakers game last week with SbB Girls Colene, Denise and Natasha.

SbB Girls Colene Denise Natasha Outside Staples Center

(Tash, Denise and Colene should’ve gotten the $5M instead)

It was kind of a blah game against the Wizards, but it was Colene and Natasha’s first Lakers game, and it gave me the chance to check out the new downtown L.A. development called L.A. Live.

SbB Girls Colene Denise Natasha Inside Staples Center

(For tickets to all Staples Center and Nokia Theatre events, use my source)

L.A. Live is an area just north of Staples Center that features shopping, restaurants and a new, badass Ritz-Carlton hotel. AEG was behind the build, and Tim Leiweke & Co. did a fabulous job.

SbB Girls Natasha Denise And Colene

(Photo Links To SbB Lovelies Natasha, Denise, Colene)

Initially I heard that L.A. Live was being modeled after Times Square, which of course had us all thinking the same thing: Tacky. (Just ask most New Yorkers.) Thankfully AEG thought upscale, with some high-end food outlets, an ESPN Zone, The Ritz, and the absolutely gorgeous Nokia Theatre. Read more…