ANAHEIM (CBS13) — The major thing that sets Anaheim’s Honda Center apart from ARCO Arena is the million of dollars put into the establishment to keep it updated.

CBS13 got an inside look at what could be the Kings next home.

The employees at the massive Honda Center were happy to take CBS13 cameras into the arena to give us a tour of what the Maloof’s were interested in down south.

From inside the Anaheim Ducks locker room, to the double LED scoreboard, wrap around message board and the state-of-the-art sound systems, the Honda Center has been redone and updated within the past five years.

The tile in the Honda Center is original from construction in the early 1990s, but the concession stands were upgraded last offseason, and there’s more to do next offseason.

The luxury suites were also renovated with granite countertops and flat screen TVs, which are controlled through iPads.

This is what Sacramento is up against in Anaheim – an arena people want to show off.

Comments (8)
  1. Maggie says:

    Newspeople who cares! let ’em go….As usual the media is hyping this way too much. I dont care if they move to some unknown island//Mag

    1. Tom T says:

      I don’t care that you don’t care. Keep the Kings in Sac

  2. Keith Paulsen says:

    I thought there was a comparison. Where do they show the luxury suites at ARCO? If they leave, they will be called the Anaheim Queens!

  3. Bruce says:

    Maggie and Keith If they leave think about having to commute all the way to san francisco just to go to work. You have no idea how this affect the economy in sacramento. Ya keep pushing investors out in your city. What a shame !!!

  4. Madisonman says:

    Just a question or two: who built the Honda Center and who paid for it’s updating? I am betting it was NOT done with taxpayer money. Again, it is simple, if the Maloofs want a new home, they should pay for it.

    1. Andy Hogan says:

      The city of Anaheim owns Honda Center and it was built by the city. Recent upgrades, however, have been paid for by Henry Samueli, owner of the Anaheim Ducks.

  5. Greg in Sacramento says:

    A new entertainment venue would do Sacramento a lot of good. A downtown (rail yard) arena would be even better. We have a poor bunch of city leaders who have no vision of what Sacramento’s future can be. Let’s talk to Yolo County – I bet West Sacramento would build a new venue in a heartbeat. Let them collect the tax revenues from the restaurants, hotels, employment and tourist business. It’s not all about the Kings or the Maloof’s. If the Maloof’s weren’t the King’s owners would it change your mind? Most people look at this issue with blinders on. You should try looking at it with how we build Sacramento’s quality of life for everyone.

  6. Tony says:

    I hope they move! The Lakers can sure use two additional home games! Trust me there will be Little kings fans when they against a real team like the purple and gold!

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