When it comes to grand stages, the NBA clearly knows how to supply. The league has some of the most famous arenas in the world, from historic structures to modern stadiums. But which are the most famous NBA stadiums?
Team: Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers
Location: Los Angeles, California
No of IG # mentions: 685,006
If you are planning a visit to Los Angeles, don’t prepare for a trip to the Staples Center for a selfie outside this glamorous arena, which regularly hosts the Grammy Awards.
The Staples Center has a capacity of about 19,000 spectators and has the snap-worthy Star Plaza outside, showcasing the statues of famous Los Angeles athletes and sports broadcasters.
This stadium has some advantages over its rivals as it is home to not one but two top-flight teams. The crowds of fans of both the Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers gather to watch sport and take photos of themselves, surely giving this stadium double the IG presence.
Madison Square Garden
Team: New York Knicks
Location: New York City, New York
No of IG # mentions: 709,305
The Madison SquareGarden is the considered to be the queen of all NBA arenas, with more than 700,000 Instagram hashtag mentions.
The New York Knicks are not the powerhouse as they used to be. However, that can’t prevent them from having the most fans in the league. It can be tough to get tickets, so fans want proof they were there.
Having opened since 1968, the Garden is also the oldest still in-use NBA stadiums with a capacity of around 20,000.
The arena is also an NHL venue, attracting a ton of tourists thanks to its Manhattan location and hosting of pop concerts.
MSG and the Knicks are such a New York staple that they even popped up in the famous sitcom ‘Friends’ several times.