Sparks General Information
Office Address: 5120 W. Goldleaf Circle, Suite 130, Los Angeles, CA 90056
Home Arena: STAPLES Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90015
Practice Facility: Galen Center,USC, 3400 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Contact: Christy Calvin, Director of Public Relations and Communications
All requests should be made via e-mail to Sparks Director of Public Relations, Christy Calvin, CCalvin@la-sparks.com, at least 24 hours PRIOR to the game you wish to cover. No credential requests will be honored on game day. Please make certain all requests for credentials are confirmed by Sparks PR prior to arriving at STAPLES Center. Credentials may be picked up at the primary entrance adjacent to 11th street (between Figueroa and Georgia streets) beginning two and a half hours prior to game time. Credentials must be worn and visible at all times and are non transferable. For those members of the media receiving season credentials, you do not need to confirm prior to games.
In need of a media credential?
Full-Season Credential Application
Are you planning to cover multiple Sparks games this season? If so you can apply for a full-season credential. You must be covering at least 70% of the games in order to receive a credential. Please click on the link below, and for immediate questions contact CCalvin@la-sparks.com.
Directions to Media Entrance
Private entrance adjacent to Chick Hearn Court Entry (between Figueroa and Georgia Street). Stairway leads down to Event Level.
Chick Hearn Press Room
The Chick Hearn Press Room is located near the primary media entrance adjacent to 11th street on the Event Level. The stairway from the primary entrance as well as the elevator leads directly to the press room.
Pre and Post Game Interviews
In accordance with WNBA policy, the Sparks and the visitorsÂ locker rooms will be open to members of the media for 30 minutes ending 1 hour before the start of the game (e.g., media access shall be granted from 6:00Â6:30 P.M. for a 7:30pm game). Locker rooms are re-opened to the media after the game following a 10-minute cooling down period and will remain open for 30 minutes. Players and coaches are available for inter views at those times. Only working members of the press with valid credentials will be admitted to the locker rooms. Absolutely no autographs are allowed during media access.
Game Notes and Statistics
Game notes, rosters, etc. are available in the press room 2 hours prior to game time. Statistics are distributed to the working media at the conclusion of each quarter as well as first half boxes and final boxes. Post-game quotes are distributed as quickly as possible following the game.
Limited space is available for still photographers along each baseline, with exact locations to be determined on game day. Absolutely no tripods are allowed. Photographers must stay in their designated areas, and are asked to be considerate of print media and fans directly in their viewing area.
Approximately the final 30 minutes of each practice will be open to the media, with players and coaches available for brief interviews immediately following practice. Please contact the Sparks Communications Department to confirm practice times, sites and the availability of players and coaches.