About Honda Center
Since they got their start in 1993, the Anaheim Ducks have played their home games in what’s now called the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. In the past, the arena has been known as both the Pond of Anaheim and the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim before becoming the Honda Center in 2006. In addition to being the home of the Ducks, the Honda Center also hosted the NBA’s Clippers for several seasons and has been the site of many concerts with high-profile artists.
Best Places to Sit at Honda Center
For Honda Center concerts, the first 10 rows of floor seats will get you as close to the performer as possible. Of course, sitting on the side of the stage in sections 206-209 can also get you close to the artist, albeit from a different angle. If you prefer a straight-ahead look at the stage, sections 201-203 and 227 may be the best way to go. They won’t be as close to the artist as some other seats, but they'll have a clear, unobstructed view of the stage.
If you go to a Honda Center sporting event, sections 207-209 and 221-223 will put you in seats close to center ice. Seats further back in the section will have a better view of the entire rink, although seats in the front rows will bring you closer to the ice and the action. Meanwhile, sections 214-216 will be right behind one of the goals, specifically, the goal where the Ducks will be shooting in the 1st and 3rd periods. Sections 200-202 will be behind the opponent's goal for most of the game.
Tips for Visiting Honda Center
If you’re planning a visit to a Honda Center event, keep in mind that Disneyland is located less than five miles away. It’s common practice for Ducks fans or fans of visiting NHL teams to spend the day at Disney and then heading over to the Honda Center at game time. There aren’t too many other notable landmarks in that part of Anaheim, but Disneyland is close enough that it’s almost foolish not to make a day of it.
Food to Try at Honda Center
While the Honda Center is getting older, the food available at the arena continues to be updated and improved. One of the most popular items is the Bacon Mac & Cheese Dog, whose name speaks for itself. There are also some more upscale options, such as the Lasagna Bolognese and Lobster Carbonara. If you prefer more traditional stadium fare, you'll find that, too. Your options include specialty burgers, over half a dozen varieties of pizza, and gelato for dessert.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Honda Center located?
The Honda Center is located in Anaheim, California.
What kind of events does Honda Center host?
Honda Center events include hockey games, MMA, and many concerts.
Which team is playing at Honda Center?
The arena is home to the Anaheim Ducks.
Where can I park for free at Honda Center?
Unfortunately, street parking is not available, but there are official and unofficial lots available for Honda Center events. Honda Center concerts cost $20 at the official lots, whereas sporting events cost $16. Other nearby lots offer cheaper rates and plenty of parking spaces.
What is the seating capacity of Honda Center?
Honda Center events can host 18,900 fans.
Who owns Honda Center?
The Honda Center is owned by the City of Anaheim.
How do I get to Honda Center using public transport?
Public transportation won't take you directly to the stadium, but there are many parking spaces available so parking shouldn’t be a problem. If driving isn’t an option, you can catch the Amtrak closer to the arena.