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Arrowhead Pond to Become Honda Center


ANAHEIM, Calif. 07/19/2006 -- Southern California’s premier entertainment and sports venue, Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, will become Honda Center in October. The announcement was made today by Anaheim Arena Management, LLC, the management company of Arrowhead Pond, and by American Honda Motor Co., Inc. The naming rights deal is the first such agreement for Honda and the first name change for the 13-year-old arena.

A press conference featuring executives from both companies will be held in October. Details regarding the arrangement will be made available at that time.

About Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim

The Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim is the premier entertainment and sports venue in Southern California. Owned by the City of Anaheim and operated by Anaheim Arena Management, LLC, the arena opened in June of 1993. The National Hockey League’s Anaheim Ducks have called the arena home since their inaugural season in the fall of 1993. In addition to Ducks games each year, the Arrowhead Pond hosts sporting events such as the annual John R. Wooden Classic and Professional Bull Riders; concerts by top performers including U2, Paul McCartney and the Eagles and family shows like Stars On Ice, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and the Harlem Globetrotters.

About American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

Honda is one of the world’s leading producers of mobility products including its diverse line-up of automobiles, motorcycles and ATVs, power products, marine engines and personal watercraft. Honda is the world’s preeminent engine-maker, with annual worldwide production of more than 20 million engines. Honda began operations in North America in 1959 with the establishment of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Honda’s first overseas subsidiary. Honda now employs more than 28,000 Americans in the design, manufacture and marketing of its products in America. Honda currently builds products in 12 manufacturing plants in North America, with three major R&D centers in the U.S.


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