Honda Center Ranked 10th in the World
HONDA CENTER RANKED TENTH IN THE WORLD OVER THE PAST TEN YEARS
Venues Today Magazine’s Top Stops of the Decade List Features the Anaheim Facility
ANAHEIM, Calif. (September 18, 2012) – The September 2012 issue of Venues Today Magazine, a leading publication for the concert and live event industry, ranks Honda Center as 10th in the world based on gross ticket sales over the past 10 years. The ranking is highlighted in the magazine’s “Top Stops of the Decade” feature as party of their 10th anniversary celebration.
“We are honored and proud to be among the top ten arenas in the world over the last decade,” said Tim Ryan, President and CEO of the venue. “We are grateful to the many promoters, managers, agents and artists for their support and belief in Honda Center and the Orange County market and thank them for consistently bringing the top names in entertainment to our venue.”
Honda Center’s ranking was good for sixth in the United States and second on the West Coast behind only STAPLES Center. Already slated for performances later this year and early next year are Bruce Springsteen, The Who, Rush, The Black Keys, Rise Against, Eric Church, BIGBANG, Yo Gabba Gabba Live! and Dreamwork’s How To Train Your Dragon Arena Spectacular.
Honda Center continues to make improvements to the facility, all in the interest of creating a great experience for every visiting fan. Set to open in early 2013 is The Grand Terrace Project which includes a 15,000 square foot indoor-outdoor entertainment space, a new public restaurant as well as an expanded team store. Fall of 2012 will see the addition of Cisco StadiumVision, which will incorporate more than 500 HD Monitors into the venue, replacing all static signage and creating a world class immersive live entertainment experience. Other recent upgrades include the addition of free public WiFi and multiple upgraded food and beverage options.
About Honda Center
Honda Center is the premier entertainment and sports venue in Southern California. Repeatedly ranked among the top arenas in the country, Honda Center is owned by the city of Anaheim and managed by Anaheim Arena Management. The NHL’s Anaheim Ducks have called the arena home since their inaugural season in 1993. In addition to Ducks games each year, Honda Center hosts sporting events such as Professional Boxing, UFC and the annual Big West Basketball Tournament, concerts by top performers including Van Halen, Lady Gaga and the Eagles, and family shows like Disney On Ice, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus as well as the Harlem Globetrotters. In January of 2012 Honda Center broke ground on The Grand Terrace Project. Set to be complete in early 2013, the multimillion dollar renovation includes an exclusive indoor/outdoor entertainment space, a new public restaurant and an expanded team store.