Honda Center will undergo an eight-figure renovation beginning this fall, Anaheim Arena Management, LLC announced today. The facelift is more expensive than expansive, targeting the east side of the building where the ticket booths and Ducks team store are located.
The team store will expand out from the building, growing from 1,800 to 4,200 square feet, with a 12,000 square-foot terrace above featuring an 80-foot bar and upscale dcor. On the main level, a 250-seat full service restaurant will be added.
A timetable for the construction wasn’t immediately available, but the majority of game-day car and foot traffic probably won’t be affected by the project.
While it’s nice to see that there will be more to do within walking distance of the arena before and after Ducks games — a needed amenity in the “Platinum Triangle” area — perhaps the true impetus behind the project was buried deep inside today’s press release.
“More than ever, Honda Center itself will be NBA-ready,” Anaheim mayor Tom Tait said.
Here’s an artist’s rendering of the planned project, as provided by the arena (click here if the image doesn’t load):