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SBD/January 26, 2012/Facilities
Groundbreaking For Honda Center Entertainment Area Set For February
Published January 26, 2012
Groundbreaking for a “multi-million-dollar, 12,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor entertainment area at Honda Center is set for early February,” according to Eugene Fields of the ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER. The improvements could make Honda Center “more attractive” to an NBA team looking to relocate. The Grand Terrace “will be the largest improvement in the history of the 19-year-old facility,” and will include “an 80-foot-long bar, upscale décor and a 200-seat restaurant.” Anaheim Arena Management Dir of Media & Communications Merit Tully said that the space “will also be used for entertainment, such as live music.” More than “80-percent of the 1,100 annual memberships for the bar -- at $400 each -- have currently been sold.” Tully noted that Ducks Owners Henry and Susan Samueli “are paying ‘100 percent’ of the expansion.” The project “will cut in the parking lot a bit, taking 25 of the Honda Center’s 4,500 spaces” and is scheduled to be completed “by early 2013, in the middle of the 2012-2013 NHL season” (ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, 1/25)