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Honda Center Saddened by Mike O'Donnell Passing

Friday, 08.24.2007 / 6:26 PM / News
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Honda Center Saddened by Mike O\'Donnell Passing

Anaheim Arena Management, LLC (AAM), the management company for Honda Center, is greatly saddened to announce that General Manager Mike O’Donnell passed away today following a three-year battle with cancer.

“Mike built a legacy in our industry that will never be forgotten,” said Tim Ryan, president and CEO of Honda Center. “His unrelenting work ethic and unwavering optimism set him apart both as a professional and a friend. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the O’Donnell family as they mourn this significant loss.”

O’Donnell’s career in public facilities, professional sports and arena management spanned more than 22 years, including 15 years with Honda Center. Along the way he was associated with numerous successful ventures, events and professional sports teams and was instrumental in bringing prestigious events to Honda Center. During his tenure, the arena hosted multiple NCAA events, the 2003 World Gymnastics Championships, the 2004 US Olympic Team Trials for Gymnastics as well as the 2005 World Badminton Championships.

He began his career at Honda Center in early 1993.  Prior to the opening of the arena, he was hired as the point person for the final phases of design and construction and assisted in preparing the arena for it’s opening and daily operation. During his first 10 years at the arena, he held the titles of Operations Manager, Director of Operations, and Assistant General Manager.

In 2003, O’Donnell was named Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the arena. Prior to coming to Honda Center, he worked at the Great Western Forum, then home to the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Lakers and the National Hockey League’s Los Angeles Kings.

He is survived by his wife, Payge.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Mike O’Donnell’s memory to:
USC / Norris Cancer Center

1441 Eastlake Avenue, Room 8302
Los Angeles, CA 90033

 

 

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