Know Before You Go – Gameday Protocols

Welcome Back South Bay Fans!

We have missed you and are thrilled to welcome you back to UCLA Health Training Center! The health and safety of our guests, athletes, performers, and team members is our number one priority. We have worked closely with state and local health officials to responsibly and thoughtfully implement new safety protocols to provide you not only a safe, but enjoyable experience. While it may be a bit a different from the last time you joined us, we look forward to giving you a reason to cheer and creating unforgettable memories with you, once again.

Be sure to check back here as information is updated often.






Stay home if you're feeling sick

You should stay home if you:

  • Are sick or have COVID-19 symptoms (such as fever, a sore throat, chills, cough, shortness of breath, congestion, nausea or vomiting).
  • Have been in close contact with an individual diagnosed or exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms within the past 14 days.
  • Have been directed to self-isolate or quarantine by health care provider or public health official.


Complete Health Verification

You must complete health verification prior to entering the venue. Please plan to arrive early to complete the health verification.

Fans will need to be fully vaccinated to attend South Bay Lakers games.

You will be asked to provide proof of full vaccination, your photo ID, and your ticket for the game. The following are acceptable as proof of full vaccination: your vaccination card, a photo of your vaccination card as a separate document, a photo of your vaccine card stored on your phone or electronic device, or documentation of vaccination from a healthcare provider. Per the CDC, people are considered fully vaccinated: 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.

Fans under the age of 12 years of age:

Can provide proof of full vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of the game. The following are acceptable as proof of a negative COVID-19 test result: printed document (from the test provider or laboratory) or an email or text message displayed on a phone or electronic device from the test provider or laboratory. The information provided should include name of person tested, type of test performed, and date of negative test result. Results of the test must be available prior to entry into the venue. At home tests are not permitted.

*Unvaccinated fans under the age of 12 years old are recommended to wear a face covering that covers both the nose and mouth at all times, unless actively eating or drinking in designated areas.

*These requirements may be updated by the NBA and state and local authorities.


Updated Bag Policy

No bags larger than 14”x14”x6” will be allowed.

Backpacks of any kind are not allowed.


Mobile Only Tickets

South Bay Lakers tickets are mobile only. View and manage your tickets through the official South Bay Lakers Mobile App or

For more information on managing your tickets, please visit


Enhanced Cleaning and Sanitation

Our cleaning and disinfecting protocols have been updated to adhere to CDC and NBA G League guidelines.


Food and Drink. Fans can now have food and drinks in their seats. The bar service provided by Made by Meg will be cashless purchases only.


Arena Safety and Covid 19 Assumption of Risk

In-person public gatherings and events carry an inherent higher risk of exposure to COVID-19. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease. Prior to attending a public gathering or event, please learn more about the risks involved and evaluate your individual risk level. In particular, vulnerable individuals, such as certain older adults and those with certain pre-existing health conditions, who have an increased risk for severe illness or death, need to take extra precautions against COVID-19. Guests understand that (a) the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and any resulting disease (together with any mutation, adaptation or variation thereof, “COVID-19”) is extremely contagious and there is an inherent and elevated risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any place where people are present, including without limitation, STAPLES Center; (b) no precautions, including any protocols that may be implemented by STAPLES Center or the teams that play in STAPLES Center, any other professional teams or leagues, the NHL, the NBA, the WNBA, caterer, any lender to STAPLES Center, and any of the respective STAPLES Center or event sponsors or promoters and/or other third parties (such as by federal and state governmental agencies) (collectively, the “COVID-19 Protocols”), can eliminate the risk of exposure to COVID-19; (c) the risks of exposure to COVID-19 are increased by proximity to other people; (d) there is no guarantee, express or implied, that Guests and any of her/his guests will not be exposed to COVID-19 (e) people of all ages and health conditions, including healthy young people, have been adversely affected by COVID-19; (f) certain people have been identified by public health authorities as having greater risk based on their age or underlying medical conditions; and (g) exposure to COVID-19 can result in being subject to quarantine requirements, illness, disability, and other short-term and long-term health effects, including death, regardless of a person’s age or health condition. Guests also acknowledge that the COVID-19 Protocols may prove inadequate to prevent the exposure and transmission of COVID-19 and that it is possible that from time to time persons present at STAPLES Center or at any locations in which the events may be held or where people are gathered, may not comply fully with the COVID-19 Protocols. Guests understand that the implementation of the COVID-19 Protocols does not guarantee that guests and their guests will not be exposed to or contract COVID-19 as a result of their attendance at STAPLES Center or pass COVID-19 on to others, including Guests and other family members of Guests. Guests understand and knowingly and voluntarily assume all such COVID-19 related risks related to attending, traveling to and from Events at STAPLES Center. Those risks may include an increased risk of exposure to illness (including, but not limited to, COVID-19), personal injury, disability, and other short-term or long-term health effects including death, which might result not only from Guests’ own actions, inactions or negligence, but from the actions, inactions or negligence of any of the Released Parties (as defined below). Guests accept that they have personal responsibility for any and all of their respective costs and expenses, damages, liability, and other losses that Guests, or any of their respective heirs, assigns, executors, administrators, next of kin or other persons acting or claiming to act on behalf of Guests (the “Related Persons”), may incur in connection with the risks described above. Guests agree to follow STAPLES Center health and safety policies, as well as all applicable Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) guidance, local, state and federal orders, regulations and ordinances pertaining to health and safety at all times while at STAPLES Center. Health and safety policies may be posted throughout STAPLES Center as well as on tickets. “Released Parties” shall mean L.A. Arena Company, LLC, L.A. Arena Land Company, LLC, Anschutz Entertainment Group, Inc, The Los Angeles Lakers, Inc., LA Clippers, LLC, The Los Angeles Kings Hockey Club, L.P., LA Sports Partners, LLC or any other teams that play in STAPLES Center, any other professional teams or leagues, the NHL, the NBA, the WNBA, caterer, any lender to STAPLES Center, and any of the respective STAPLES Center or event sponsors or promoters and/or other affiliates third parties thereof.