A win-win with the Kings and American Express

A win-win with the Kings and American Express

It had been some time since I had gone to a Kings game at Staple Center. And, I love hockey. It’s my all time favorite sport besides football.

I learned that my home team was playing another team I like, the Avalanches from Colorado. This would be a great game, and I didn’t want to miss it.

I’d been on the road for business for the last 8 weeks, so sitting in the San Antonio airport lounge, I made the call, and turned to my trusty concierge at American Express Platinum to help me purchase a pair of tickets.

I knew I wanted to sit center between the blue lines at the center faceoff spot, but had no idea at such a last minute request, what tickets I could score for the game.

Bingo! Section 101, row 11, seats 20 & 21! I certainly couldn’t have asked for better seats.

I invited my diehard Kings fan friend, Courtney, (who showed up darned in her Kings playoff jersey) and together we cascaded into Staples Center with the rest of the hoards of jersey-wearing fans.

Among the many perks that come with the American Express Platinum card, is one that is pretty cool for sporting events–The Centurion Suite on the main level of Staples Center.

Tip: Get there early with your Platinum Card, because it is first come first serve. We got there an hour early to make sure we could get in.

American Express Platinum Card holders can access the suite, no matter what seats they hold for a game. As soon as we walked in the contemporary and spacious suite with floor to ceiling windows, we took a seat at the full service bar next to a couple of Kings fans. These were some amazing views, just behind one of the goaltender’s net and high enough to look down onto the ice to see all the players practicing below.

Also offered is premium food on their menu, so come hungry and dine on a bevy of entrees from salads, steaks, and seafood. We ended up binging on fish tacos that I still dream about today!

Always “festive” in nature, once we hit our seats, we clamored with other die-hard fans, had a celebrity sighting, and watched the Kings take it for the win!

Go Kings Go!


This post was produced in partnership with American Express as part of Stefanie Michael’s role as a Platinum for a Year Influencer.