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See the Ducks, Top Music Artists or the Circus
The premiere North County entertainment venue is ... the Honda Center. Huh? Oh yes, yet another ca-ca- corporate name change of venue here. What genius! The arena is now formally the Pond (regrettably). It is not the best place for concerts, as far as nice views goes (try Greek Theater in Hollywood area). However, the top OC concerts are held here. All kinds of perofrmers come here to play. Some concerts that I've seen here include those of Gloria Estefan, Santana, Mana and Alejandro Sanz. In fact, top acts from Latino pop and rock come here and are met to record-high attendance (especially in the case of Mana). This is the home of the NHL Ducks (Not Mighty anymore much to my chagrin!) and has also hosted the NBA's Clippers a few years back.
The arena interior is quite handsome. There are full amenities here. A few years I worked here temporarily and know firsthand that the staff is trained very professionally. However, I feel that it feels sometimes too stiff and strict of an environment for entertainment events. The arena is located in a nice area of Anaheim, very close to the city of Orange.
A few more things:
Most events are during the evenings.
I recommend coming here about an hour early just show that you can settle
Rules are particularly strict about no outside food and drink but be a clever rebel and sneak it in like me:-)
The arena is less than half a mile away from the train station (right next to Angel Stadium). Catch a frequent OCTA 50 bus (about 30 min or less of wait time) runs by and is walking distance from the station. The bus ride is only 5 min , if that, to the arena.
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the honda center is located between the convention center and disneyland in central anaheim. the honda center arena is home the NHL hockey team the anaheim ducks. the honda center also hosts a circus and numerous rock concerts. see the attached website for dates and times.
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Honda Center (formerly Arrowhead Pond)
This is the home of the 2007 STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS Anaheim Ducks professional ice hockey team. The Ducks play all of their home games here each season from October through April (or into May or June if they make the playoffs). The Honda Center is a very popular venue for an assortment of other shows, sports, and concerts. The Honda Center is still known by its previous name "The Pond", but many people are now starting to call it "The Ponda".
Honda Center parking to all events is $12. There are numerous other lots across the street or nearby on Katella Ave. that also provide parking to Pond events for a similar or lower price. Be prepared to walk. You can also park at a nearby outdoor plaza on Katella Ave. and catch a free shuttle to the Honda Center if you eat at one of the restaurants there.
Little known fact: Arrowhead Pond is ranked #3 in gross revenue worldwide for concerts in 2005. Only Madison Square Garden in NYC and Sydney Superdome in Australia grossed more money.
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