Anaheim is entering a second Golden Age with more than $5 billion in investment planned around the city’s sports venues and theme parks, Mayor Harry Sidhu said Wednesday in his annual State of the City address.
The investment around Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Honda Center and in the Anaheim Resort will lead the city’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, which drove a devastating shutdown of Anaheim’s sports, entertainment, convention center and theme parks in 2020 and early 2021.
“For any city to have endured the pandemic, the economic shutdown, the closure of schools and the social isolation, yet still emerge with a future so bright, it is clear for all to see that the state of our city is strong,” Sidhu said.
The bright outlook comes after a historic pandemic and unprecedented city response spanning community and business aid and widespread testing and vaccines.
“Make no mistake. It is no accident that Anaheim is back,” Sidhu said. “Our city has played a leading role fighting coronavirus.”