An indoor sports and entertainment arena located in Anaheim, California, the Honda Center primarily serves as home for the National Hockey League’s Anaheim Ducks.
The stadium was originally named Anaheim Arena before the naming rights of the facility were sold to Arrowhead and then again to Honda who changed the name of the stadium to its current name, the Honda Center.
The final price tag of the stadium came out to $123 million upon its completion in 1993 and seats 17,174 fans for Anaheim Ducks’ home hockey games.
In addition to being the home-ice for the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks, the facility has also been the home location for a number of other major sports teams like the LA Clippers who played there from 1994 until 19999, and the UCLA Bruins who played for 2011 and 2012.
• 2695 East Katella Avenue
Anaheim, California 92806
• Capacity: 17,174
• Opened: June 19, 1993
• The stadium didn’t open with a sporting event, but instead a music concert featuring Barry Manilow on June 19, 1993.
• Construction of the arena took almost three years to complete with the ground breaking ceremony held on November 8, 1990 and the opening of the stadium being held on June 19, 1993.
• The stadium has hosted a number of NHL play games due to the Anaheim Ducks’ success, including the Stanley Cup Finals in 2003 and 2007, with the Ducks defeating the Ottawa Senators on June 6, 2007 to win their first NHL Stanley Cup Championship.
• In October of 2006, the car manufacturer Honda purchased the naming rights to the arena at a rice of $60 million over a period of 15 years.
Current and Past Teams
Anaheim Ducks (NHL) (1993–present)
Anaheim Bullfrogs (RHI/MLRH) (1994–1999)
Anaheim Splash (CISL) (1994–1997)
Los Angeles Clippers (NBA) (1994–1999)
Anaheim Piranhas (AFL) (1996–1997)
Anaheim Storm (NLL) (2004–2005)
UCLA Bruins (NCAA) (2011–2012)
Los Angeles Kiss (AFL) (2014–present)