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Ducks To Remain In Anaheim Until 2048
By Michael Walters
Tonight the Anaheim City council voted 6-1 to approve an agreement that will extend the partnership between the Anaheim Ducks and the City of Anaheim for at least 25 more years until 2048.
Some key points of the agreement include:
*The team name will remain the Anaheim Ducks.
*The Anaheim Ducks will remain at Honda Center until June 30, 2048.
*The City of Anaheim will continue to oversee the management of Honda Center.
*Anaheim Arena Management(AKA the Samuelis) will acquire the city parking lots and the ARTIC.
*The area around the arena will be developed as part of the Platinum Triangle Vision.
For more details on the agreement visit: Anaheim Fact Sheet: Honda Center
Quotes From Anaheim Ducks Management
“This is a great day for the organization and our loyal fans,” said Ducks Chief Executive Officer Michael Schulman. “We thank the Anaheim City Council for their support and are pleased we have committed to each other until at least 2048.”
“We are certainly thrilled that our Ducks have a strong and secure future here in Anaheim and are excited to further enhance our partnership with the city and its residents,” said Ducks Owners Henry and Susan Samueli. “We believe that Anaheim is a truly special place and appreciate the city’s clear commitment to remain a leading sports and entertainment destination.”
Early Beginnings and History
On Dec. 10, 1992, the City of Anaheim and the Disney Corporation was awarded a National Hockey League franchise. On March 1, 1993, the team was given the name of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. The Ducks were purchased in the summer of 2005 by the Samuelis and had their name changed to the “Anaheim Ducks”.
In 2007 they became California’s first Stanley Cup Champion. The Ducks are currently celebrating their 25th season. The Ducks have been in the Stanely Cup Final twice(2003, 2007). They have also been in the Western Conference Final five times(2003, 2006, 2007, 2015, 2017).
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November 20th, 2018