The Los Angeles Avengers were a team in the Arena Football League. The team began play in 2000 and they played their home games at the Staples Center, home of the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers as well as the NHL's Los Angeles Kings. In 2005, Al Lucas was injured trying to make a tackle and he died at a nearby hospital. The Al Lucas Hero Award has been named in his honor. The team folded after the league suspended operations.