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Sensational Sports Stadiums

Cheer on the athletes—and enjoy the extras—at these awesome venues

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When it comes to pro sports, Orange County delivers. Baseball, hockey, and now football fans cheer for their teams throughout the year, and their home stadiums and arenas score points with their special features and offerings. 

In summer, the MLB Los Angeles Angels play in Angel Stadium of Anaheim, the team’s home field since 1965. Nachos, hot dogs, and other ballgame foods abound, but who can pass up Angel’s Wings (juicy grilled chicken wings), outside Section 207? Check out California-centric “A” Wine Cellar wine bar in Section 111. Buy a bottle and it transferred into an unbreakable carafe--with two plastic glasses--so you can enjoy it at the game. To get the local vibe, hang out by the Trout Farm (Section 101), the designated cheering section for star center fielder Mike Trout.

With major stars like Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry, the NHL Anaheim Ducks give their fans plenty of reasons to keep their eyes glued to the home ice in the Honda Center. But just to keep things fresh, in 2013 the team added a giant high-definition scoreboard and brought in award-winning food vendors like Pick Up Stix (its Asian-inspired menu includes General's Orange Chicken and decadent cream cheese wontons). Up on the club level you’ll find the Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Club, where you can watch the game from the bar. You can also hang out at the open-air Shock Top Terrace, which serves craft brews as well as wine. Standing ‘O’ Restaurant has a 250-seat dining room where fans can eat gourmet wings—among other selections—and sip on craft beers before, during, or after the game. When the season ends, the Honda Center transforms into a thrilling entertainment venue featuring top acts like the Foo Fighters and more family-friendly events like Disney on Ice.   

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