Honda Center

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Honda Center
The Pond
The Duck Pond
The Honda Center in Anaheim (April 2007)
The Honda Center in Anaheim (April 2007)
Earlier names

Anaheim Arena (1993)
Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim (1993-2006)

place 2695 East Katella Avenue Anaheim , California 92806
United StatesUnited States
Coordinates 33 ° 48 '28.2 "  N , 117 ° 52' 35.6"  W Coordinates: 33 ° 48 '28.2 "  N , 117 ° 52' 35.6"  W.
owner City of Anaheim
operator Anaheim Arena Management, LLC
start of building November 8, 1990
opening June 19, 1993
surface Concrete
ice surface
costs 123 million US dollars
architect Populous
capacity 17,600 seats (basketball)
17,174 seats (ice hockey)
18,325 seats (concerts)
08,400 seats (theater)
Honda Center (Los Angeles Metropolitan Area)
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Location in the Los Angeles metropolitan area

The Honda Center is a multi-purpose arena in the US city ​​of Anaheim , Greater Los Angeles , California , and home to the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Until its dissolution in 2005, the lacrosse team Anaheim Storm from the National Lacrosse League (NLL) also played their home games here.


The Anaheim Arena was completed in 1993 and cost $ 123 million. A few months after opening, Arrowhead paid $ 15 million for a 10-year sponsorship deal . The arena became known under the name Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim . In June 2006, Honda Motor Company acquired the naming rights to the arena, which has since been called the Honda Center .

The opening on June 19, 1993 was marked by a concert by Barry Manilow . Since then countless events have been held in the arena, for example finals in the 2003 Stanley Cup , various wrestling shows such as WrestleMania XII , WrestleMania 2000 , WWE Royal Rumble 1999, UFC 59 and UFC 63 .

Artists such as Britney Spears , Coldplay , Depeche Mode , Madonna , Paul McCartney , Prince , Queen , Shakira , The Rolling Stones , Tina Turner , U2 and many others have also performed here .

Between 1994 and 1998, the Los Angeles Clippers played part of their National Basketball Association games here. In the meantime, the Anaheim Bullfrogs from Roller Hockey International and the Anaheim Piranhas from the Arena Football League were at home in the arena. The John R. Wooden Classic has been held here every year since 1994 . The NCAA has also hosted various basketball tournaments (1998, 2001, and 2003) and college ice hockey finals ( Frozen Four 1999) here.

The Honda Center is located opposite the Angel Stadium of Anaheim , here playing the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of Major League Baseball (MLB), about five Miles from Disneyland removed.

The billionaire Henry Samueli , founder of Broadcom , owns the company that operates the arena. On February 25, 2005 it was announced that the Walt Disney Company had sold the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim to Samueli.


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Commons : Honda Center  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files