Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., begins renovation

Ground was broken Wednesday on a multimillion-dollar renovation

of Honda Center, home to the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks, that will be the

most extensive upgrade since the arena opened in 1993.

The project includes construction of a 15,000-foot

indoor-outdoor Grand Terrace, a new public restaurant and an

expanded team store. It’s expected to be done by early 2013.

The Grand Terrace will be located on the south side of the venue

and include an 80-foot bar. Officials say 80 percent of annual

memberships have already been purchased by Ducks season seat

holders.

The restaurant will be located on the main level and the team

store will expand from 1,800 square feet to 4,200.

The arena is owned by the city of Anaheim.