Honda center


2695 East Katella Avenue
Anaheim, California 92806
Telephone: (714) 704-2400

Arena (opened 1993)
Seating capacity: 18,900
Seats 17,174 for hockey

About honda center

One of the area's most elegant arenas, Honda Center opened on June 19, 1993, and immediately became an icon in Southern California sports circles. The facility is owned by the City of Anaheim and operated by Anaheim Arena Management, LLC. Nominated for "Arena of the Year" seven times by the Pollstar Concert Industry Awards, it features a striking granite exterior with giant green-glass archways and marble indoor concourses designed by Hellmuth, Obata + Kassebaum Architects.

It is the home of the NHL's Anaheim Ducks, the annual John R. Wooden Classic college basketball games, and favorites such as Stars on Ice, Harlem Globetrotters and the Ringling Bros. and Barum & Bailey Circus. Since opening, it has also been the home field of NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament's Western Regionals (1998, 2001, 2003) and teams such as the Anaheim Storm (lacrosse, 2004-05), Anaheim Bullfrogs (roller hockey, 1995-97), Splash (indoor soccer, 1994-97) and Piranhas (arena football, 1996-97). The arena has also hosted a myriad of world-class events such as the 2003 World Gymnastics Championships, the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials - Gymnastics, as well as the 2005 World Badminton Championships. It was also the proposed primary site for basketball in the Los Angeles bid for the 2012 Olympic Games.

Quick Facts

The basics:
Honda Center offers four seating levels: the Floor Level (100), the Plaza Level (200), the Club Level (300) and the Terrace Level (400). The maximum listed capacity is 18,900 with 17,608 for basketball and 17,174 for ice hockey.

Location and parking:
Honda Center is located at the corner of Katella Avenue and Douglass Road, just east of the Orange (57) Freeway in northern Orange County. Access is also available from the Golden State (5) Freeway two miles west, the Garden Grove (22) Freeway two miles south or the Costa Mesa (55) Freeway two miles east of the facility. The facility offers more than 4,000 parking spaces in seven lots surrounding the arena.

The Honda Center's President/CEO is Tim Ryan; Sr. VP/GM is Mike O’Donnell; and Sr. VP/CMO is Bob Wagner. Inquiries for facility use should be made to JoAnn Armstrong, Booking Administrator (714) 704-2422.

Technical information:
Honda Center spans over a 650,000 square foot area and offers every conceivable amenity for producing and enjoying the finest in sports and entertainment. The arena floor itself is 17,000 square feet in size (85 by 200 feet) and offers an 80-foot ceiling height. Load-in is accommodated by five docks accessed off of Douglass Road. There are 6,500 parking spaces within a quarter-mile, with 2,900 on site.

There are a total of nine locker/dressing rooms, with the largest offered for "home" teams (1,352 sq.ft.), "visitors" (560 sq.ft) and for game officials (200 sq.ft.). Small facilities are available for individual performers. There are also three meeting rooms inside the facility, varying in size of 448 sq.ft. to 1,542 sq.ft. that can be used for multiple functions. A full-service press box, seating up to 170, is also located inside Honda Center.

Spectator amenities include a complete array of food service options from an astonishing 22 concession areas, including "I Only Have Fries For You" and "Franks A Lot" on the Plaza and Terrace Levels and Rubio's and Main Street Deli on the Terrace Level. Lighting is of broadcast quality, using metal-halide illumination and an excellent, four-sided scoreboard and videoboard is located right over the center-court area. The arena bowl is encircled by a 360 degree full color Light Emitting Diode (LED) facsia displays.

The Honda Center box office includes eight sales windows outside the facility and three more inside. The box office can be called directly for ticket information and sales for all Honda Center events at (714) 704-2500.