Sports in Los Angeles

Learn more about the sporting scene and sports clubs in L.A.

Angelenos love their sports teams and you can feel part of the action by driving in your rental car to watch a number of famous Los Angeles teams compete.  To book your hire car, simply go to the Los Angeles booking page and you will be on your way in no time.

Los Angeles boasts the following teams for its fanbase:

NBA Basketball: LA Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers

MLB Baseball: Los Angeles Dodgers and the Anaheim Angels

MLS Soccer: Galaxy (starring David Beckham)

NHL Hockey: LA Kings


* As the 2nd largest city and television market in the country, it is remarkable that Los Angeles does not have an NFL football team. Indeed, it once had two NFL teams. The Rams left LA in 1995 for St Louis. And the Raiders left LA, also in 1995, to return to Oakland (their former home). There has been movement to build a new state-of-the-art stadium in downtown LA, to either attract another city's NFL team, or for the league to create a new team for LA. Either way, football fans in LA will probably soon have their own team to root for again.

Beyond professional teams, Los Angeles and Southern California offer residents and visitors alike an unequaled variety of sporting activities year round. From snow-capped mountains with ski resorts less than a 2-hour drive from downtown... endless golf courses, tennis courts, bike paths, hiking trails through the many canyons... all the many athletic endeavors that can be pursued at the beach, from surfing to swimming to running to throwing a frisbee or flying a kite... to the more exotic pursuits such as sky-diving, paragliding, scuba-diving, and dune riding. If you can play it or do it, you can find it in Los Angeles and its environs.