Cryptocurrency and NFT exchange Crypto.com has announced it’s struck a twenty-year name-licensing deal for the Los Angeles arena currently known as the Staples Center in could be the biggest American venue naming deal ever.
The Staples Center, aka The House The Kobe Built, is home to the Lakers, the Clippers, and the Kings, among other sporting teams and events. Home to the Grammy Awards and numerous concerts, it’s also adjacent to the Los Angeles Convention Center, where E3 has been held for decades. When E3 returns to an in-person event, cryptocurrency and NFTs will loom over the gaming expo in more ways than one—and will take front and center stage at any E3 events held at the arena.
The arena’s name will change on December 25, and all external signs and markers will be changed by June 2022. But that’s not all, according to the official announcement: