Sports in Los Angeles


The Los Angeles metropolitan area is home to several professional and collegiate sports teams.

Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the second-most populous city in the United States, the most populous city in California and the county seat of Los Angeles County.

The Los Angeles metropolitan area, also known as Metropolitan Los Angeles or the Southland, is the 18th largest metropolitan area in the world and the second-largest metropolitan area in the United States.

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The Greater Los Angeles Area has eleven major league professional teams: the Anaheim Ducks, the Los Angeles Angels, the Los Angeles Chargers, the Los Angeles Clippers, the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles FC, LA Galaxy, the Los Angeles Kings, the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Sparks, and the Los Angeles Rams.

The Greater Los Angeles Area is the second-largest urban region in the United States, encompassing five counties in Southern California, extending from Ventura County in the west to San Bernardino County and Riverside County on the east, with Los Angeles County in the center and Orange County to the south.

Los Angeles Football Club, commonly referred to as LAFC, is an American professional soccer franchise based in Los Angeles, California, that competes in Major League Soccer as a member of the Western Conference.

The Los Angeles Sparks are a professional Basketball team based in Los Angeles, California, playing in the Western Conference in the Women's National Basketball Association.

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USC Trojans football, UCLA Bruins men's basketball, USC Trojans baseball, USC Trojans track & field, and Cal State Fullerton Titans baseball are all historically premier organizations in college sports.

The University of California, Los Angeles is a public research university in the Westwood district of Los Angeles, California, United States.

The Cal State Fullerton Titans baseball team represents California State University, Fullerton in NCAA Division I college baseball.

Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of nine players each, who take turns batting and fielding.


Other major sports teams include UCLA Bruins Football, Pepperdine Waves baseball, and formerly the Los Angeles Raiders and Los Angeles Aztecs.

The professional American football team Oakland Raiders played in Los Angeles from 1982 to 1994 before relocating back to Oakland.

The Los Angeles Aztecs were a soccer team that competed in the North American Soccer League from 1974 to 1981.


Between them, these Los Angeles area sports teams have won a combined 105 championship titles.


Los Angeles area colleges have produced upwards of 200 national championship teams, primarily from USC Trojans and UCLA Bruins of the Pac-12 Conference.


Los Angeles is home to a variety of sporting venues including the two National Historic Landmarks, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and the Rose Bowl, the multi-purpose arena, Staples Center, and the roof-covered SoFi stadium.

A National Historic Landmark is a building, district, object, site, or structure that is officially recognized by the United States government for its outstanding historical significance.

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is an American sports stadium located in the Exposition Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

An arena is an enclosed area, often circular or oval-shaped, designed to showcase theatre, musical performances, or sporting events.


Los Angeles has hosted the 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympics.

1984 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1984th year of the Common Era and Anno Domini designations, the 984th year of the 2nd millennium, the 84th year of the 20th century, and the 5th year of the 1980s decade.

The modern Olympic Games or Olympics are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions.

The Summer Olympic Games or the Games of the Olympiad, first held in 1896, is a major international multi-sport event held once every four years.


In 2028, the city will host the Olympics for a third time.


Los Angeles also hosted games of the 1994 FIFA World Cup including the final match.

The FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association, the sport's global governing body.

1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1994th year of the Common Era and Anno Domini designations, the 994th year of the 2nd millennium, the 94th year of the 20th century, and the 5th year of the 1990s decade.

The 1994 FIFA World Cup was the 15th FIFA World Cup, held in nine cities across the United States from 17 June to 17 July 1994.


It is scheduled to host matches in 2026 World Cup.


LA will host both the MLB All-Star Game and the MLS All-Star Game in 2020.


The College Football Playoff National Championship in 2023.

The College Football Playoff National Championship is a post-season college football bowl game, used to determine a national champion of the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision, which began play in the 2014 college football season.


It will also host the Super Bowl for an eighth time when they host Super Bowl LVI in 2022.

The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League, the highest level of professional American football in the world.


The USGA has also decided to bring the Golf US Open back to Los Angeles in 2023 and will be hosted in the L.A. Country Club.

The United States Golf Association is the United States' national association of golf courses, clubs and facilities and the governing body of golf for the U.S. and Mexico.


The geography and weather of Los Angeles also make Los Angeles a hub for surfing, and beach volleyball.

Surfing is a surface water sport in which the wave rider, referred to as a surfer, rides on the forward or deep face of a moving wave, which is usually carrying the surfer towards the shore.

Beach volleyball is a team sport played by two teams of two players on a sand court divided by a net.

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