The 2019 NHL All-Star Game is being held in San Jose. Here’s a look at 10 other venues we’d love to see host an All-Star Game.
San Jose will be hosting its second All-Star Game this weekend having hosted the event in 1997. Next year, St. Louis will be the site of the All-Star Game for the third time it’s a good time to look at some of the venues the NHL could look to host the event.
With the New York Islanders and Ottawa Senators getting new arenas and the NHL more than likely granting Vegas and Seattle future All-Star Games here is a list of ten arenas the NHL should look into hosting the mid-season event.
10. Honda Center (Anaheim, CA)
Capacity: 17,174 (Hockey)
Special Features: The Honda Center lies three miles away from Disneyland.
The Honda Center, which is home to the Anaheim Ducks, has hosted the 2003 and 2007 Stanley Cup Finals, but has never hosted the NHL All-Star Game. The Los Angeles Metro Area itself has hosted 3 All-Star Games (1981, 2002, and 2017), which have drawn extremely well between the Forum and the Staples Center.
Since the Los Angeles Metro Area last hosted an All-Star Game in 2017, it’s safe to assume the Honda Center could be towards the bottom of the list of future sites. With Disneyland close by, it would be a fun family event as well. And just imagine the thought of having Disney mascots take on the NHL mascots in an exhibition hockey game!