Say hello to the arena formerly known as the Pond. The Ducks have only called one arena home in their 20+ year history and that’s the Honda Center. It’s such a woven-in part of the club’s history that you might even recognize it as the site of the Gold Medal Game from D2: The Mighty Ducks. It’s one southern California’s most important hockey locales and there’s still loads more history to be made.
Anaheim Ducks Stadium
The Honda Center has established itself as Orange County’s hockey mecca. Attendance for Anaheim home games can sometimes be at the mercy of the quality of play on the ice, but there’s been a whole host of memorable moments for Ducks to enjoy live. The crown jewel in the history of Honda Center moments is easily the Ducks holding the Stanley Cup aloft after winning on home ice in 2007. (The first Cup victory in California history, no less!) More retired numbers are sure to populate the rafters in the years to come, but currently Teemu Selanne’s #8 is the only number to get that special treatment. There’s definitely a case for Scott Niedermayer and Paul Kariya to be honoured the same way too.
Has Anaheim made their pond a treacherous place for non-Ducks to tread? Not exactly. In 2014-15, the Ducks only had one more win at home versus the Ws they collected on the road. The playoffs offered a similar brand of mixed bag results with Anaheim racking up more home losses than road losses. In cheerier Ducks news, Anaheim has one song cued up to play for every goal. Pennywise’s punk anthem “Bro Hymn” has served as the club’s official goal anthem since 2005-06. It’s the official soundtrack of good news in Anaheim.
Date Opened: 1993
Construction Cost: $123 Million
Capacity Attendance: 17,174
Has A Stanley Cup Final Been Played There: Yes
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