The Honda Center, home to the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks is no stranger to hosting NCAA Basketball’s March Madness, hosting the West Regional’s seven times and is also the annual host to both the Men’s and Women’s Big West Conference tournaments.
March Madness certainly made a huge presence in Silicon Valley this past weekend as the SAP Center was Upset Central. The SAP Center would be the 7th venue in the history of March Madness to send three double digit seeds to the second round as the UC Irvine Anteaters, Oregon Ducks and Liberty Flames would pull off first round upsets.
It’s that time of year again. March Madness. Where brackets are busted, dreams are shattered and Cinderella is once again fitted for that glass slipper. The SAP Center in San Jose will be the host to the First and Second Rounds of the 2019 NCAA Men’s West Regionals. 2019 marks the seventh time the SAP Center has hosted an NCAA Regional, hosting the First and Second Rounds in 2010 and 2013.
Angel Stadium. The Honda Center. Two venues that stand across each other. Not quite the sports complex like the LA Coliseum and Banc of California Stadium but close enough in proximity that you could get from one to another. Both venues recently came out with a 3.71 Stadium Journey Fanfare Score. Given each venue’s age and all the newer venues that have opened after their inaugural seasons, the 3.71 score is pretty solid.
Built in 1969, Maples Pavilion has been home to the Stanford men’s and women’s basketball teams as well as the women’s volleyball team. Maples underwent a $30 million renovation in 2004 and currently holds 7,392 spectators.