The Honda Center is a huge indoor arena that has a capacity up to 18,900 for a concert or lesser amounts depending on the event . The Honda Center was originally built as the Anaheim Arena at a cost of $123 million and was completed in 1993.
The enfranchisement of the NHL hockey team at the arena called the Mighty Ducks with also the arena’s sponsorship by Arrowhead Water the owners of the Mighty Ducks began to call the arena The Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim. The cool name with the ducks playing in the pond lasted until 2006 when Honda signed a deal for $60 million for 15 years so it’s now called the Honda Center. The Mighty Ducks are also no longer owned by Disney and are called simply the Anaheim Ducks.
The Honda Center has been home to many minor sports teams over the years but it still hasn’t been able to get a NBA basketball team to move in although from 1994 to 1998 the Los Angeles Clippers did use it for some home games.
The arena is busy often outside of the hockey games with concerts as well as sporting events such as PBR Bud Light Cup, Big West Conference Basketball, UFC fights, IBF World Championships, as well as NCAA Mens Basketball and NCAA Ice Hockey.
The Honda Center also has a long history with World Wrestling Entertainment the WWE which has held pay per views at the arena such as WrestleMania XII, Royal Rumble 1999, WrestleMania 2002 and numerous episodes of its tv shows Raw and Smackdown which i have attended.
Getting To The Honda Center
The Honda Center is right next it the 57 freeway and near Angel Stadium the home of Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Angels. The Honda Center is about 3 miles away and OC Bus Route 50 runs from the Anaheim Regional Transportation Center across the street from the Honda Center to near Disneyland. The Anaheim Regional Transit Center is also home to a train station with regular commuter trains between Anaheim and Los Angeles Union Station among other places as well as long distance Amtrak trains to San Diego as well as Los Angeles on a route called the Pacific Surfliner.
The Anaheim Resort Transit (ART) also has service from is nicknamed the ARTIC to Disneyland and other areas around Anaheim as well as long distance buses from Megabus, Flixbus and Greyhound.
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