Honda Center Unveils Major Improvement Project
Arena to Introduce Distinctive Grand Terrace, New Full-Service Restaurant, Team Store Expansion & More
Thursday, 06.16.2011 / 5:04 PM PT / News
“We are thrilled to unveil the most significant improvement project ever seen at Honda Center,” said Tim Ryan, President and CEO of Anaheim Arena Management. “These multi-million dollar upgrades will have a dramatic impact on the overall fan experience and assure Honda Center stands up favorably next to any arena in the country, including those that house multiple sports franchises.”
Added Ryan: “We believe Henry and Susan Samueli are the finest owners in the NHL and this project is further proof of their ongoing commitment to providing Orange County fans with a state-of-the-art entertainment facility.”
Among the many new amenities will be an iconic 12,000-square-foot Grand Terrace. The exclusive indoor/outdoor entertainment space, located on the San Manuel Premium Level, will be equipped with an 80-foot bar, upscale décor, unparalleled views and service of the highest degree. Eighty percent of annual memberships have already been purchased through pre-sale opportunities to Anaheim Ducks season seat holders. A limited number remain and deposits can be made by calling 877-WILD-WING.
Also new to the venue and located on the main level will be a 250-seat full service restaurant, which will be open to the public for all events, feature an extensive menu and enhance the atmosphere for every event at the arena.
The Anaheim Ducks Team Store on the venue’s east side will expand from 1,800 square feet to 4,200, allowing space for an additional team as well as greater merchandise selection. In addition, Honda Center is currently in its final phase of suite renovations, which will see upgrades to all 84 luxury boxes. Year two of the venue’s food and beverage makeover also continues to set a new standard for arena dining.
“Honda Center is one of Anaheim’s world-class facilities, and the planned improvements will ensure it continues to be recognized as one of the finest sports and entertainment facilities in this country and abroad,” said Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait. “Henry and Susan Samueli continue to demonstrate their commitment to the Anaheim community and the entire Orange County region, and we are grateful. Not only will the improvements enhance the guest experience, but more than ever, Honda Center itself will be NBA-ready.”
With a limited timetable for construction due to the facility’s event calendar, an expedited timeline is in place. Further details regarding each of these projects, including opening dates and more specific timelines, will be announced as information becomes available.