The Anaheim Ducks who call the Honda Center home in Anaheim, California. It was originally named the Anaheim Arena when it was constructed in 1993 until the name was purchased by the Arrowhead Water company and now of course by Honda instead.
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Arena Guide by Ice Hockey Tripper
The first event held in this arena was a concert rather than a sporting event and it took over a decade for the first professional sports championship to be won in this arena. It was game five of the 2007 Stanley Cup when the Anaheim Ducks won the series making it the first in the building and the first in the franchise’s history. With it being in California it is also a host to many UFC events on top of the Ducks games. At one time it was also a host to the Los Angeles Clippers who no longer play there. Besides these two teams the amount of events that the arena has hosted over the years is quite large. What helps increase the popularity of the arena is its proximity to Disneyland and the Angel Stadium which hosts the Los Angeles Angels of the MLB. If you are looking for a fun fact about the Honda Center, it is that it only takes five hours to convert it from an NHL game setup to that of an amphitheater for players or concerts. This arena was also some of the first to fully invest in electronic advertising with being the first to have two full levels of electronic ribbon displays installed around the arena. Unfortunately the arena has not been host to any non sporting events since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, but they are looking forward to hosting these events soon. There are many more NHL arenas in the United States of course, so now we will shift our eyes towards the other teams’ arenas.