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Encyclopedia > Anaheim Stadium
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
The Big A
Angel Stadium
Facility Statistics
Location 2000 Gene Autry Way
Anaheim, California 92806
Broke Ground August 31, 1964
Opened April 19, 1966
Surface Grass
Owner The City of Anaheim
Construction Cost $24 million USD
$118 million USD (1997-1999 renovations)
Architect HOK Sport (Renovations), Walt Disney Imagineering (Renovations)
Former Names
Anaheim Stadium 1966-1997
Edison International Field 1997-2003
Tenants
Anaheim Angels 1966-present
(expires 2018/2031)
Los Angeles Rams 1981-1994
Seating Capacity
1966 43,000
1979 64,593
1997 33,851
1998 45,050
Dimensions
Left Field 330 ft / 100.5 m
Left-Center 365 ft / 111 m
Left-Center (deep) 395 ft / 120.5 m
Center Field 406 ft / 124 m
Right-Center (deep) 395 ft / 120.5 m
Right-Center 365 ft / 111 m
Right Field 330 ft / 100.5 m
Backstop 60.5 ft / 18.5 m

Angel Stadium, originally Anaheim Stadium and later Edison International Field, is a stadium located in Anaheim, California, in Orange County, California and is home to Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. It is often referred to as "The Big A."


History

Angel Stadium has been the home of the Anaheim Angels since their move from Los Angeles. In 1964, ground was broken for Anaheim Stadium and in 1966, the newly-renamed California Angels moved into their new home.


In the late 1970s, Los Angeles Rams owner Carroll Rosenbloom brokered a deal by which the Rams would move from Los Angeles to an expanded Anaheim Stadium. The expansion was completed in time for the 1979 NFL season, and the Rams played in Anaheim from then until their move to St. Louis after the 1994 season.


In 1996, the City of Anaheim and The Walt Disney Company, owners of the Angels at the time, agreed to a new deal that would keep the Angels in Anaheim until 2031, with an option to leave the facility early in 2018. As part of the deal, the stadium would undergo an extensive renovation, returning the stadium to its original role as a baseball-only facility.


In 1997, the Angels officially changed their name to the Anaheim Angels. The same year, a sponsorship deal was created with Edison International, giving them the naming rights over the stadium for 20 years. However, after the 2003 season, Edison International exercised its option to exit the sponsorship deal. On December 29, 2003, the Angels announced that the stadium would be known as Angel Stadium (in full, Angel Stadium of Anaheim).


The field was host to a Major League Baseball All-Star Game in 1967 and 1989 and hosted the World Series in 2002.



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Opening day 2003



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Angel Stadium of Anaheim - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (659 words)
Angel Stadium, originally Anaheim Stadium and later Edison International Field, is a Major League Baseball stadium located in Anaheim, California, and home to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of the American League.
In 1964, ground was broken for Anaheim Stadium and in 1966, the Angels, then California Angels, moved into their new home after having spent four seasons renting Chavez Ravine Stadium from the Dodgers.
The expansion was completed in time for the 1980 NFL season, and the Rams played in Anaheim Stadium from then until their move to St.
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