Scene Prior To Game 1 Of The 2014 Stanley Cup Final (Video)

LA LIVE entertainment complex and Chick Hearn CourtStaples Center has grown into perhaps the best location for a large scale sporting event, due to the logistical setup of the arena, the adjacent LA LIVE entertainment complex and Chick Hearn Court, the portion of 11th Street that sits in between the two above venues. During high caliber events, Chick Hearn Court is closed to automobiles, allowing for an almost carnival like atmosphere for fans and media to take advantage of.

Below is original video of the scene prior to Game 1 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final.

Readers can also view original videos of the Staples Center festival setup, for both the X Games and WWE SummerSlam.