|Angel Stadium of Anaheim |
The Big A
|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 |
|Anaheim Angels ||1966-present |
|Los Angeles Rams ||1981-1994 |
|Seating Capacity |
|1966 ||43,000 |
|1979 ||64,593 |
|1997 ||33,851 |
|1998 ||45,050 |
|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."
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.