In addition to the 2007 Stanley Cup champion Anaheim Ducks, the arena served as home to the Big West Basketball Tournament from 2011 to 2019. Honda Center annually hosts top-name concerts, exciting sporting events, and family favorites such as the Harlem Globetrotters and Stars on Ice. In just the past few years, capacity crowds filled Honda Center for world-class acts such as The Rolling Stones, Garth Brooks, Maroon 5, Fleetwood Mac, Ariana Grande, Justin Timberlake, and more. Since its opening, the arena has hosted over 4,000 events and more than 39 million guests have walked through its doors.
Owned by the city of Anaheim, Honda Center officially opened as Anaheim Arena on June 19, 1993, with a sold-out Barry Manilow concert. In October of that same year, the venue was renamed Arrowhead Pond and hosted the first Mighty Ducks of Anaheim game. The year 2005 began a new era as Henry and Susan Samueli took ownership of both the team and the venue management company, Anaheim Arena Management, LLC. In 2006, the official name of the arena changed to Honda Center, along with the team to Anaheim Ducks.
Honda Center continues to make improvements to the facility, all in the interest of creating a great experience for every visiting fan. The venue’s most expansive upgrade, The Grand Terrace Project, newly rebranded as the Brewery X Biergarten, features a 15,000-square-foot indoor-outdoor entertainment space, a 250-seat full-service restaurant on the main level, and an expanded Anaheim Ducks team store. A state-of-the-art multimedia platform has been installed throughout the arena, incorporating more than 500 HD Monitors into the venue, creating a world-class immersive live entertainment experience. Debuting in fall of 2015 was a brand-new scoreboard measuring 27 feet tall and 47 feet 10 inches wide. The six-millimeter diode-equipped hardware features 1248 x 2208 lines of resolution, the clearest and highest definition picture available in any North American venue.