The Honda Center is one of Orange County’s finest arenas, hosting sports teams, live concerts, events, and much more. If you’re looking for fun events while visiting Southern California, then the Honda Center is a great place to start.
The Honda Center (sometimes known as The Pond) is an indoor arena located in Anaheim, California. It is about 20 minutes drive away from John Wayne Airport on the 57 freeway for convenient access. It’s hard to miss from the road.
The arena is home to the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League and is a popular venue for the hottest concerts in Anaheim. Some of the artists to have graced the stage include Barbara Streisand, Britney Spears, U2, Jay-Z, Depeche Mode, and many more.
Honda Center History
Originally named the Anaheim Arena during construction, it was completed in 1993 at a cost of US $123 million.
Arrowhead Water paid $15 million for the naming rights over 10 years in October 1993. This lead to the center being known as the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim for a period of time.
As the owners of the Mighty Ducks movie franchise, Disney referred to the Arena as the Pond of Anaheim. In October 2006, Honda paid $60 million for the naming rights for over 15 years. This led to locals often referring to it as The Ponda.
The arena opened in June 1993, with a Barry Manilow concert as its first event. In June 2007, the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Ottawa Senators at the Honda Center to win the team’s first Stanley Cup championship.
The Anaheim Ducks Arena seats over 17,000 for sporting events, and over 8000 people for music and entertainment events. There are also 84 luxury suites in the building.
For the latest Honda Center events, including Anaheim Ducks games and concerts, you can visit their events page to see what’s happening while you’re in Orange County for a business trip or for fun.
And don’t forget to book your stay with Atrium Hotel, conveniently located near John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Orange County. We offer convenient travel accommodation for business and family travel in Orange County.
Restaurants & Breweries near the Honda Center
While there is concession stands and arena food aplenty within the Honda Center, if you’re looking for a sitdown restaurant, fast-casual vibe, or having some beers at some awesome breweries, there are plenty of food spots within a short distance. Here are some of our favorites.
- Fly to the Chicken
- Karl Strauss Brewing Company
- Papo’s Cuban Kitchen
- Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
- King’s Fish House
Honda Center Contact Information
Address: 2695 East Katella Avenue
Honda Center Tickets: https://www.ticketmaster.com/venue/73797
The Hotel Atrium is conveniently located directly across the street from John Wayne Airport and close to every major attraction in the OC. After you’re done having a blast at the Honda Center, return and relax in your spacious room or take a dip in the iLum Poolside Lounge. For more Orange County events and attractions, check out our attractions page. Book a luxurious Hotel Atrium stay today!