Angel Stadium

Angel Stadium of Anaheim, better known simply as Angel Stadium, is a baseball stadium located in Anaheim, California. Since its opening 57 years ago in 1966, it has served as the ballpark of Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Angels. It served as the home stadium to the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL) from 1980 to 1994.

Angel Stadium of Anaheim
The Big A[1]
Angel Stadium in 2019
Angel Stadium of Anaheim is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Location in L.A. metro area
Angel Stadium of Anaheim is located in California
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Location in California
Angel Stadium of Anaheim is located in the United States
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Location in the United States
Former namesAnaheim Stadium (1966–1997)
Edison International Field of Anaheim (1998–2003)
Address2000 Gene Autry Way
LocationAnaheim, California, US
Coordinates33°48′1″N 117°52′58″W
Public transitAmtrak Metrolink (California) Anaheim
OwnerCity of Anaheim
OperatorAngels Baseball LP
Capacity43,250 (1966)
64,593 (Baseball—1980)
69,008 (Football—1980)
45,517 (2019–present)
Record attendanceBaseball: 64,406[2]
October 5, 1982 (ALCS Game 1)
Field sizeLeft Field – 347 ft (105.8 m)
Left-Center – 390 ft (118.9 m)
Center Field – 396 ft (120.7 m)
Right-Center – 370 ft (112.8 m)
Right-Center (shallow) – 365 ft (111.3 m)
Right Field – 350 ft (106.7 m)
Backstop – 60.5 ft (18.4 m)
SurfaceTifway 419 Bermuda Grass
Broke groundAugust 31, 1964 (August 31, 1964)
OpenedApril 19, 1966 (April 19, 1966)
April 1, 1998 (April 1, 1998) (renovations)
Construction costUS$24 million
($155 million in 2021 dollars[3])

$118 million (1997–1999 renovations)
($186 million in 2021 dollars[3])
ArchitectNoble W. Herzberg and Associates (1966)[4]
HOK Sport
Robert A. M. Stern, and
Walt Disney Imagineering (Renovations)
General contractorDel E. Webb Company (1966)
Turner Construction Company (Renovations)[5]
Los Angeles Angels (MLB) (1966–present)
Orange County Ramblers (CoFL) (1967–1968)
Cal State Fullerton Titans football (NCAA) (1970–1971, 1983)
Southern California Sun (WFL) (1974–1975)
Long Beach State 49ers football (NCAA) (1977–1982)
California Surf (NASL) (1978–1981)
Los Angeles Rams (NFL) (1980–1994)
Freedom Bowl (NCAA) (1984–1994)

The stadium is often referred to by its unofficial nickname The Big A, coined by Herald Examiner Sports Editor, Bud Furillo. It is the fourth-oldest active ballpark in the majors, behind Fenway Park, Wrigley Field, and Dodger Stadium,[6] and hosted the All-Star Game in 1967, 1989, and 2010.[7]

ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center) servicing the Metrolink Orange County Line and Amtrak Pacific Surfliner, is located nearby on the other side of the State Route 57 and accessed through the Douglass Road gate at the northeast corner of the parking lot. The station provides convenient access to the stadium, the nearby Honda Center, and Disneyland from various communities along the route, which links San Luis Obispo, Los Angeles, and San Diego. The Anaheim Resort Transit stops at the center along with Orange County Transportation Authority buses.

Aside from professional baseball and football, Angel Stadium has hosted high school and college football games, the short-lived World Football League, two crusades by Evangelist Billy Graham, nearly 20 consecutive annual crusades by Evangelist Greg Laurie, Eid el Fitr celebrations,[8] and concerts, and 2 to 3 AMA Supercross Championship races a year.

The stadium also houses the studios and offices of the Angels' owned and operated flagship radio station, KLAA (830 AM).

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