A shoe store or shoe shop is a type of retailer that specializes in selling shoes. From slippers to athletic shoes to boots, the store could sell shoe accessories, including insoles, shoe horns, shoe polish, etc. In addition, shoe stores may provide clothing and fashion accessories, such as handbags, backpacks and hosiery. A shoe repair shop is a type of business establishment that remodels shoes and boots. Besides a shoe repair shop, a shoe repairer could work in department stores or shoe stores. Shoemaking List of shoe styles Media related to Shoe shops at Wikimedia Commons
FedMart was a chain of discount department stores started by Sol Price, who founded Price Club. His first location in San Diego, California was in a converted airport hangar, it was a discount department store open to government employees, who paid a membership fee of $2 per family. FedMart's first year was successful. Over the next 20 years Fedmart grew to include 45 stores in a chain that generated more than $300 million in annual sales; the business expanded to several states in the Southwest United States. Many stores were previous White Front or Two Guys locations. Price sold two-thirds of the chain to Hugo Mann, a German retail chain, in 1975 and was forced out of his leadership position the following year. FedMart went out of business in 1982. Sol Price began his career in the mid-1950s. Fedmart began after he inherited a vacant warehouse for which he needed to find a tenant, was asked by a couple of clients to visit Los Angeles to give his opinion on an unusual business; the clients were in the wholesale jewelry business, had been selling watches to a non-profit, member-owned retail operation in Los Angeles called Fedco.
When he visited Fedco, Price noticed that its facility was similar to the warehouse he had inherited. He suggested to his clients, his clients agreed, marking the beginning of FedMart and, along with established Fedco from 1948, the membership club industry. The business began in 1954 with a $50,000 capital investment. Price solicited the help of eight individuals, who each invested $5,000 and convinced his law firm to invest the remaining $10,000, he obtained his inventory beginning with two jewelry wholesalers. Another client, in the furniture business, provided Price with a small selection of furniture. A third client sold liquor, giving Price's FedMart the odd merchandise mix of jewelry and liquor, he opened membership to government employees of all levels—federal and local. Despite the less than comprehensive selection of goods, Price's business thrived, collecting $4.5 million during its first year, four times the total projected by Price and his investors. Success spawned the establishment of other warehouse stores and a more coherent merchandising strategy.
FedMart developed into a chain of stores, Price pioneered several innovations in the retail industry. FedMart became the first retailer to sell gasoline at wholesale prices; the chain was the first to open an in-store pharmacy. FedMart opened in-store optical departments, establishing a format, copied decades later. Aside from developing several industry firsts, Price guided the company into food retailing, a product line that would underpin the chain's development. Price was joined in his business by his son, who served as FedMart's executive vice-president until they sold two-thirds of the chain in 1975 to the German retail company Hugo Mann; the company was 21 years old with sales in excess of $350 million at 40 stores. Price was fired less than a year after the Hugo Mann takeover; the store chain closed within seven years. FedMart began as a membership store by opening in an abandoned warehouse in San Diego, California in 1954. A second store was opened in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1955 followed by a third store in San Antonio, Texas.
A second San Diego-area store was opened in Kearny Mesa in 1958 followed by opening of other stores in San Diego and Southern California. Membership requirements were dropped in the sixties and FedMart become a non-membership discount store. By 1975, FedMart had 44 stores in California, New Mexico, Texas. In 1969, the company became public, its stock traded on the American Stock Exchange. Hugo Mann began purchasing stock in the company in 1975 and obtained a controlling interest in the Spring of that year and increased its holding to 68% that Fall, it was not until 1981 that Hugo Mann was able to obtain the rest of the stock and take the company private. After obtaining a controlling interest in FedMart, Hugo Mann pumped more money into the company to enable rapid expansion. Besides building new stores, FedMart purchased the 22 store West Coast division of Two Guys from Vornado in 1977 and the 10 store Globe Store chain from Walgreens in 1978. FedMart had 70 stores by 1979. By the early 1980s, FedMart began to lose money and started to close stores outside of California.
There were 46 stores left when Hugo Mann decided to close the chain in 1982 and lease the store locations to other retail firms. 35 of the locations were leased to Target and the rest were leased to Ralphs Grocery Stores. The closing of FedMart allowed Target an entry into the competitive Southern California marketplace. FedMart was one of the first large scale retail stores on the Navajo Indian Reservation, it was located in Arizona. In 1979, the German president of FedMart was outraged upon discovering that FedMart was selling books about Nazi Germany at its stores in the US, he banned the sale of all books on "political issues that are controversial", including books about Jimmy Carter, Richard Nixon, the Democratic Party. Company Information
Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, United States, located 10 miles northeast of Downtown Los Angeles. The estimated population of Pasadena was 142,647 in 2017, making it the 183rd-largest city in the United States. Pasadena is the ninth-largest city in Los Angeles County. Pasadena was incorporated on June 19, 1886, becoming one of the first cities to be incorporated in what is now Los Angeles County, following the city of Los Angeles, it is one of the primary cultural centers of the San Gabriel Valley. The city is known for hosting Tournament of Roses Parade. In addition, Pasadena is home to many scientific and cultural institutions, including Caltech, Pasadena City College, Fuller Theological Seminary, ArtCenter College of Design, the Pasadena Playhouse, the Ambassador Auditorium, the Norton Simon Museum, the USC Pacific Asia Museum; the original inhabitants of Pasadena and surrounding areas were members of the Native American Hahamog-na tribe, a branch of the Tongva Nation. They had lived in the Los Angeles Basin for thousands of years.
Tongva dwellings lined the Arroyo Seco in present day Pasadena and south to where it joins the Los Angeles River and along other natural waterways in the city. The native people lived in dome-shape lodges, they lived on a diet of acorn meal and herbs, other small animals. They traded for ocean fish with the coastal Tongva, they made cooking vessels from steatite soapstone from Catalina Island. The oldest transportation route still in existence in Pasadena is the old Tongva foot trail known as the Gabrielino Trail, that follows the west side of the Rose Bowl and the Arroyo Seco past the Jet Propulsion Laboratory into the San Gabriel Mountains; the trail has been in continuous use for thousands of years. An arm of the trail is still in use in what is now known as Salvia Canyon; when the Spanish occupied the Los Angeles Basin they built the San Gabriel Mission and renamed the local Tongva people "Gabrielino Indians," after the name of the mission. Today, several bands of Tongva people live in the Los Angeles area.
Pasadena is a part of the original Mexican land grant named Rancho del Rincon de San Pascual, so named because it was deeded on Easter Sunday to Eulalia Perez de Guillén Mariné of Mission San Gabriel Arcángel. The Rancho comprised the lands of today's communities of Pasadena and South Pasadena. Before the annexation of California in 1848, the last of the Mexican owners was Manuel Garfias who retained title to the property after statehood in 1850. Garfias sold sections of the property to the first Anglo settlers to come into the area: Dr. Benjamin Eaton, the father of Fred Eaton. Much of the property was purchased by Benjamin Wilson, who established his Lake Vineyard property in the vicinity. Wilson, known as Don Benito to the local Indians owned the Rancho Jurupa and was mayor of Los Angeles, he was the grandfather of Jr. and the namesake of Mount Wilson. In 1873, Wilson was visited by Dr. Daniel M. Berry of Indiana, looking for a place in the country that could offer a mild climate for his patients, most of whom suffered from respiratory ailments.
Berry claimed that he had his best three night's sleep at Rancho San Pascual. To keep the find a secret, Berry code-named the area "Muscat" after the grape. To raise funds to bring the company of people to San Pascual, Berry formed the Southern California Orange and Citrus Growers Association and sold stock in it; the newcomers were able to purchase a large portion of the property along the Arroyo Seco and on January 31, 1874, they incorporated the Indiana Colony. As a gesture of good will, Wilson added 2,000 acres of then-useless highland property, part of which would become Altadena. Colonel Jabez Banbury opened the first school on South Orange Grove Avenue. Banbury had twin daughters, named Jessie; the two became the first students to attended Pasadena’s first school on Orange Grove. At the time, the Indiana Colony was a narrow strip of land between the Arroyo Seco and Fair Oaks Avenue. On the other side of the street was Wilson's Lake Vineyard development. After more than a decade of parallel development on both sides, the two settlements merged into the City of Pasadena.
The popularity of the region drew people from across the country, Pasadena became a stop on the Atchison and Santa Fe Railway, which led to an explosion in growth. From the real estate boom of the 1880s until the Great Depression, as great tourist hotels were developed in the city, Pasadena became a winter resort for wealthy Easterners, spurring the development of new neighborhoods and business districts, increased road and transit connections with Los Angeles, culminating with the opening of the Arroyo Seco Parkway, California's first freeway. By 1940, Pasadena had become the eighth-largest city in California and was considered a twin city to Los Angeles; the first of the great hotels to be established in Pasadena was the Raymond atop Bacon Hill, renamed Raymond Hill after construction. Pasadena was served by the Atchison and Santa Fe Railway at the Santa Fe Depot in downtown when the Second District was opened in 1887; the original Mansard Victorian 200-room facility burned down on Easter morning of 1895, was rebuilt in 1903, razed during the Great Depression to make way for residential development.
The Maryland Hotel existed from the early 1900s and was demolished in 1934. The world-famous Mount Lowe Railway and associated mountain hotels shu
Del Amo Fashion Center
Del Amo Fashion Center is a three-level regional luxury shopping mall in Torrance, United States. It is managed and co-owned by Simon Property Group. With a gross leasable area of 2,500,000 sq ft, it is the Third largest shopping malls in the United States; the mall features a food court, several anchor stores, including two Macy's locations, Nordstrom, JCPenney and Sears, a supermarket Mitsuwa Marketplace, 255 retailers, multiple full-service restaurants, a fitness center, an AMC Theatres multiplex. Del Amo Fashion Center has evolved from an amalgamation of several developments on the eastern side of the intersection of Hawthorne Boulevard and Carson Street in Torrance, California by Guilford Glazer. From 1981 to 1992 it was the largest shopping mall in the US, reaching 3 million ft² in size at its largest, it was eclipsed as the largest with the opening of Mall of America on August 11, 1992. In 1959, The Broadway opened the first store at what was the open-air Del Amo Shopping Center south of Carson Street.
The open air mall opened in 1961 with additional anchors J. C. Penney and Sears at the northeast corner of Sepulveda Boulevard and Hawthorne Boulevard. In 1966, Bullock's opened at a small open-air shopping center it had developed north of Carson Street called Fashion Square. I. Magnin, an affiliate of Bullock's opened a store in 1967 at Fashion Square, before the center was acquired in 1971 by Guilford Glazer and a major redevelopment begun. In 1971, Del Amo Fashion Square, as the center on the north side of Carson Street was now called, reopened as a second mall and included additional anchors Montgomery Ward and Ohrbach's as well as an expanded I. Magnin. Glazer acquired neighboring Del Amo Center in 1978. In November 1981 the two separate centers were merged in the "marriage of the malls" to form the Del Amo Fashion Center, with the opening of a concourse over Carson Street that linked the Del Amo Fashion Square to a new J. W. Robinson's built at the northern end of the Del Amo Center; the existing infrastructure was renovated at this time and included a food court and a then-state-of-the-art computerized help system.
Del Amo became the largest indoor shopping center in the world. The center continued to evolve over the years as Ohrbach's closed in 1987 and became Swedish style furniture retailer STØR; when STØR went out of business in the early nineties, the property was used as a clearance center for STØR merchandise before being subdivided into Marshall's and TJ Maxx. I. Magnin followed in 1989 with part of their store occupied by Old Navy, while Burlington Coat Factory opened in the basement of the former Del Amo Center. J. W. Robinson's became Robinsons-May in 1993. In 1996, following the merger of Bullocks and The Broadway into Macy's, the former Bullock's became Macy's Apparel store, while the Macy’s south store was closed. At first, the company attempted to sell the building to Bloomingdale's, but after three years reopened it in July 1999 as a Macy's home and furniture gallery, its largest stand-alone home furnishing store in Southern California; the 50,000 square foot ground floor became a Jo-Ann’s fabric and crafts store.
Faced with a change in consumer shopping patterns, the consolidation of the department store industry, the existence of too many malls fragmenting the greater Los Angeles retail marketplace, lack of highway access and competition from the neighboring Nordstrom-anchored South Bay Galleria that opened in 1985, Del Amo began to suffer. Montgomery Ward dealt another blow when it closed following the chain's bankruptcy and failed to become Target; this resulted in the closure of an entire wing of the mall. In 2003, The Mills Corporation acquired Del Amo Fashion Center from the Guilford Glazer Family for $420 million. Subsequently, Mills sold a half-interest in the property to institutional investor funds managed by JPMorgan Fleming, before initiating a $160 million redevelopment including demolition and redevelopment the former northeast wing where Montgomery Ward had been located, the renovation of 670,000 ft² of existing space and the addition of another 100,000 ft². Robinsons-May converted to a second full-line Macy's on September 9, 2006.
The new open-air lifestyle center opened on September 14, 2006, bringing new specialty stores, entertainment, a Lucky Strike Lanes, an AMC Theatres 18-screen multiplex to the mall. Crate & Barrel opened a home furnishings store along the mall perimeter in spring 2007, replacing an International House of Pancakes restaurant and a Sushi Boy store that were both torn down. In 2007, The Mills Corporation was jointly acquired by Simon Property Group and Farallon Capital Management. Simon assumed management of Del Amo Fashion Center at this time. In April 2008, the mall's website was placed under the Simon.com format along with sister Simon/Mills malls, like Ontario Mills, Hilltop Mall, the Block at Orange and Great Mall. After increasing its ownership stake in the property, Simon presented preliminary plans to revamp Del Amo; the plans were considered underwhelming by Torrance residents. In late 2012, detailed plans to redevelop Del Amo on a much larger scale were unveiled; the mall's north end would be demolished replaced by a new two-level wing of luxury shops.
In conjunction with the renovation, Nordstrom announced it would relocate its store from the South Bay Galleria in nearby Redondo Beach to Del Amo, anchoring the new wing. The first phase of the project, redeveloping the wing of shops above Carson Street into a n
Broadway (Los Angeles)
Broadway is a major thoroughfare in central Los Angeles and Los Angeles County, southern California. The Broadway Theater District in Downtown Los Angeles is the first and largest historic theater and cinema district listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Broadway begins at Main Street just north of the San Diego Freeway. From there it runs 10 miles north from South Los Angeles to Downtown, connecting Carson and Athens. After entering Downtown, it passes through Broadway's historic commercial district and theatre district enters the Los Angeles Civic Center and passes through Grand Park. After crossing the Hollywood Freeway and Cesar Chavez Avenue, signs along the street change to read "North Broadway" as it enters Chinatown and passes through the Dragon Gate and Central Plaza, it curves northeast, passing through the old railyards north of Downtown Los Angeles. After crossing the Golden State Freeway it heads due east to its terminus at Mission Road in Lincoln Heights. Broadway is one of the oldest streets in the city, it was laid out as part of the 1849 plan of Los Angeles made by Lieutenant Edward Ord and named Fort Street.
Fort Street began at the south side of Fort Moore Hill at Sand Street. In 1890, the name of Fort Street, from 1st Street to 10th Street, was changed to Broadway; the rest of Fort Street, from California Street to 1st Street, was changed to North Broadway. Proposal for opening Broadway through to Buena Vista Street, extending the street south into what was part of Main Street, below Tenth Street, in order to give a continuous, wide thoroughfare from the southern city limits to the Eastside, was made as early as February 1891; the Broadway Tunnel under Fort Moore Hill was opened in 1901, extending North Broadway to Buena Vista Street at Bellevue Avenue. A section of Broadway in South Los Angeles was named Moneta Avenue until 1923. In 1909, construction on a bridge across the Los Angeles River was begun to connect Buena Vista Street to Downey Avenue, which ran from the river to Mission Road; the names of Buena Vista and Downey were changed to North Broadway, but not without significant objections from affected residents and landowners.
The bridge, which continued to be referred to as the Buena Vista Street Bridge for a good while, was opened to traffic in late September 1911. For more than 50 years, Broadway from 1st Street to Olympic Boulevard was the main commercial street of Los Angeles, one of its premier theater and movie palace districts as well, it contains a vast number of historic buildings and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Before World War II, Broadway was considered by many to be the center of the city, where residents went to ornate movie palaces and live theaters, shopped at major department stores and shops; some significant buildings include the Bradbury Building, Ace Hotel Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Examiner building designed by Julia Morgan. Some of the movie theaters on the street fell into disuse and disrepair, some were replaced with parking lots, but many have been repurposed and/or restored; the department stores closed in the 1970s and 1980s, but Broadway has been the premier shopping destination for working class Latinos for decades.
The Downtown's real estate revitalization, using the City's adaptive reuse ordinance that makes it easier for developers to convert outmoded and/or vacant office and commercial buildings into residential buildings, has reached the Broadway Historic District. It includes the transformation of the United Artists Theater office tower into the Ace Hotel Los Angeles, restoration of its movie palace; the Bringing Back Broadway commission is working on further reviving the landmark Los Angeles boulevard in the historic district. Led by City Councilman Jose Huizar, the commission has recommended widening sidewalks, eliminating traffic lanes, constructing new parking structures, bringing back streetcar service reminiscent of the street's past. A pedestrian-friendly project finished up in December 2014 that widened the sidewalks and replaced the parking lane with planters and round cafe tables with bright-red umbrellas; the Great Streets Initiative seeks to bolster the street-level health of the city by making several dozen boulevards more hospitable to pedestrians and small businesses.
Mayor Eric Garcetti said the effort represents "a shift from the way that our neighborhoods have been planned in Los Angeles," with a new focus on "walkability and transit." Between Third Street and Olympic Boulevard are a dozen historic theaters known as the Broadway Theater District—the largest surviving collection of pre-WWII movie palaces in the United States, including the 1918 Million Dollar Theater, the first Los Angeles movie palace built by Sid Grauman, the 1931 Los Angeles Theatre and the 1926 Orpheum Theatre. Million Dollar Theater Roxie Theatre Cameo Theatre Arcade Theatre Los Angeles Theatre Palace Theatre State Theatre Globe Theatre Tower Theatre Rialto Theatre Orpheum Theatre United Artists Theatre Bradbury Building Broadway Arcade Clifton's Cafeteria Eastern Columbia Building East Gate — of New Chinatown. Grand Park Little Joe's site — demolished. Los Angeles County Hall of Justice Los Angeles County Hall of Records Los Angeles Examiner building. Los Angeles Times building. Zanja Madre Historic Broadway station is an under-construction light rail subway station in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system.
The station is located near the intersection of 2nd Street and Broadway The station is directly across the street from the Los Angeles Times Building, is a block
May Company California
May Company California was a chain of department stores operating in Southern California and Nevada, with headquarters in North Hollywood, California. It was a subsidiary of May Department Stores and merged with May's other Southern California subsidiary, J. W. Robinson's, in 1993 to form Robinsons-May. May Company California was established in 1923 when May acquired A. Hamburger & Sons Inc... The company operated in Southern California until 1989 when May Department Stores had dissolved Goldwater's, based in Scottsdale and transferred its Las Vegas, Nevada store to May Company California; the May Company store, in Whittier, California, at The Quad at Whittier opened in 1965 and closed on March 31, 1987, just six months before the Whittier Narrows earthquake which took place at 7:42 a.m. October 1, 1987; the store's three-level parking structure fell flat to the ground as a result of this quake, the store itself suffered internal damage but remained intact until its controlled implosion a few years later.
Two well-known stores were the flagship Downtown store on 8th Street between Broadway and Hill streets, the May Company Wilshire at Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue. The 1926 garage building at 9th and Hill Streets was one of the nation's first parking structures; the Wilshire location has been featured in several vintage films, including Behave Yourself! May Company California can trace its roots to the store that Asher Hamburger and his sons Moses and Solomon had established in Los Angeles after their recent move from Sacramento; this store first opened on October 29, 1881, in a 20-by-75-foot room on Main Street near Requena Street and was original known as The People's Store. In a short time, the store expanded into adjacent store fronts. Within three years, the store had moved to a larger location on Spring Street. By the start of the 20th century, A. Hamburger & Sons had outgrown the Spring Street location, which had 520 employees working on five floors; the Hamburger family decided to build a much larger store at the southeast corner of Broadway and Eighth, a location, outside of current retail district.
Construction started in 1905 with a grand opening held in 1908. This location, known as the Great White Store, was the largest department store building west of Chicago at the time and would become the flagship location for the May Company California. At the time that the Great White Store was opened, the store could boast of having one of the first escalators on the West Coast, several restaurants, a drug store, grocery store, fruit store, meat market, U. S. post office, telegraph office, barber shop, a dentist, a chiropractor, a medical doctor, an auditorium, an electricity and steam power plant in the basement, large enough to support a city of 50,000 inhabitants, a private volunteer 120 men fire brigade, 13 acres of retail space, 1200 employees. The Los Angeles Public Library was located on the third floor from 1908 until it was forced to move to a larger location when it outgrew the Hamburger space by 1913. For a short time, Woodbury Business College was located on the fifth floor. In 1925, the Hamburgers sold their store to the May family of St. Louis for $8.5 million.
Thomas and Wilbur May, sons of the founder of the May Company, were sent to manage the former Hamburger store. One of the first things that they did was to expand the store again by building adjacent additions on the other parts of the city block. After several more years, the May Company store occupied the entire block between Broadway and Hill and between 8th and 9th Streets; the old Hamburger store was renamed the May Company in 1927. To keep pace with the extreme growth in population within Southern California during the Great Depression, May Company opened the first branch store in 1939 on Wilshire at Fairfax at a cost of $2 million. After World War II, a second branch store was completed in 1947 on Crenshaw. A proposed store in Hollywood, planned at the same time was never built. A third branch store opened in Lakewood in 1952, followed by stores in North Hollywood in 1955, West Covina in 1957, Redondo Beach in 1959; the end of the 1950s saw May Company's expansion into the San Diego market with the opening of its eighth store at Mission Valley in 1960.
Other stores that followed during the 1960s included Buena Park in 1963, Canoga Park in 1964, West Los Angeles in 1964, Whittier in 1964, Costa Mesa in 1966, Arcadia in 1966, San Bernardino in 1966, Montclair in 1968, Carlsbad in 1969. During the 1970s, stores were opened in Oxnard in 1970, El Cajon in 1972, Riverside in 1973, Eagle Rock in 1973, Orange in 1974, Westminster in 1974, Culver City in 1975, Brea in 1977, Thousand Oaks in 1978, Mission Viejo in 1979 and La Jolla in 1979. During the next decade, stores were opened in Sherman Oaks in 1980, Pasadena in 1980, National City in 1981, Palos Verdes in 1981, Palm Desert in 1983, Montebello in 1985, Escondido in 1986. After a long period of declining sales, the original Downtown flagship store at 8th and Broadway was closed and replaced by a smaller store at Seventh Market Place in 1986; the parent company had relocated the main corporate offices for the May Company California division from the former Hamburger Building to the North Hollywood store at Laurel Plaza in 1983.
A new store was open in Bakersfield in 1988, while a store in Las Vegas was acquired from sister company Goldwater's in 1989 when parent company May Department Stores decided to cut costs by consolidating divisions. The Las Vegas store is the only locat
The Honda Center is an indoor arena located in Anaheim, California. The arena is home to the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League. Named the Anaheim Arena during construction, it was completed in 1993 at a cost of US$123 million. Arrowhead Water paid $15 million for the naming rights over 10 years in October 1993. In the short period of time between the enfranchisement of the Mighty Ducks and the naming rights deal with Arrowhead, Disney referred to the Arena as the Pond of Anaheim. In October 2006, Honda paid $60 million for the naming rights for over 15 years; the arena opened on June 1993, with a Barry Manilow concert as its first event. Since it has been host to a number of events, such as the 2003 and 2007 Stanley Cup Finals. On June 6, 2007, the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Ottawa Senators, 6–2, in game five of the Final at Honda Center to clinch the franchise's first Stanley Cup championship. Honda Center has hosted several UFC events, starting with UFC 59 in 2006, it hosted the 2005 IBF World Championships for badminton in 2005.
From 1994 to 1998, it served as a second home for the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers. It was the home arena for the Anaheim Bullfrogs of Roller Hockey International from 1994 to 1999 and for the Anaheim Piranhas of the Arena Football League from 1996 to 1997; this arena has hosted a PBR Bud Light Cup event annually since 1998. Since 1994, the arena has hosted the annual Wooden Legacy basketball tournament. In 2011, the arena began hosting Women's Basketball tournaments; the arena has hosted the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament seven times, as the West Regional site – 1998, 2001, 2003, 2008, 2011, 2014, 2016 and 2019. It hosted the Frozen Four, the semifinals and final of the NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship, in 1999, underscoring the popularity of hockey in the region. On December 6, 2000, music legend Tina Turner played her last concert at the arena for the record breaking Twenty Four Seven Tour, but after popular demand, Turner returned to the arena before a sellout crowd on October 14, 2008, for her Tina!: 50th Anniversary Tour.
The Honda Center lies northeast across California State Route 57 from Angel Stadium and 3 miles from Disneyland Park. It is across the street from Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center with service by Amtrak, Anaheim Resort Transit, Orange County Transportation Authority and private transportation companies; the arena seats up 17,174 for the Ducks. It takes only five hours to convert Honda Center from a sporting arena to an 8,400-seat amphitheater. There are 84 luxury suites in the building, which has hosted 17.5 million people, as of 2003. In 2005, the arena became the first in the U. S. to have two full levels of 360° ribbon displays installed. Daktronics of Brookings, South Dakota, designed and installed the 1,800 feet of full-color LED technology. Outside the venue, the marquee was upgraded with two large video displays measuring 8 feet high by 21 feet, a new marquee was built with more LED video displays. Broadcom chairman Henry Samueli owns the company that operates the arena, Anaheim Arena Management, LLC, the arena's primary tenant, the Ducks, giving him great flexibility in scheduling events and recruiting new tenants.
Samueli hopes to bring an NBA team to the arena. In 2015, Samueli purchased the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League and, with the AHL incarnation of the Admirals relocating to San Diego to become the reactivated San Diego Gulls, it is anticipated that Samueli through Anaheim Arena Management will purchase Valley View Casino Center in that city in time for the 2015–16 AHL season. During the 2014–2015 NHL Season, it was announced that Honda Center would get a new scoreboard that will replace the one, in place since its opening in 1993; the new scoreboard made its debut in a Ducks Preseason game against the Los Angeles Kings. Games 3, 4, 6 of the 2003 Stanley Cup Finals Games 1, 2, 5 of the 2007 Stanley Cup Finals Affliction: Banned was held in the Honda Center. UFC 59, UFC 63, UFC 76, UFC 121, UFC on Fox 1, UFC 157 and UFC 214 were held in the Honda Center; the arena has hosted a number of WWE events including WrestleMania XII, Royal Rumble 1999, WrestleMania 2000, as well as various episodes of Monday Night Raw and SmackDown.
Honda Center has the second highest gross ticket sales from special events on the West Coast, following only Staples Center. These events have included the following over the years: Barbra Streisand recorded the final date here from her first tour in 30 years Barbra Streisand in Concert in June 1994. Smashing Pumpkins performed on December 9th and December 10th in 1996 as part of their Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness tour. Rock band No Doubt, natives of Anaheim, recorded their two 1997 concert stops at Honda Center, releasing them as their first concert video, Live in the Tragic Kingdom. Janet Jackson performed for the first time at the arena during her The Velvet Rope Tour on August 23, 1998, she returned for her All for You Tour on September 29, 2001. On September 23, 2017, she performed again as part of her State of the World Tour. TLC performed at the arena on January 2000 during their FanMail Tour; the tour would be their last as a trio. Band member Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes was killed in a car accident in April 2002.
Britney Spears performed on 20 November 2001 during her Dream Within a Dream Tour. She returned in April 19 and 20, 2009 for her The Circus Starring Britney Spears and on June 24, 2011 with her Femme Fatale Tour. KIIS-FM's Jingle Ball – December 19, 2002, December 3, 200