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ANGEL STADIUM of ANAHEIM

Angels Stadium of Anaheim - Anaheim, Ca

Edison International Field - Anaheim, California

TEAM ::: LOS ANGELES ANGELS OF ANAHEIM
LOCATION ::: ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA
MY FIRST VISIT ::: AUGUST 11, 2007
OPPONENT ::: MINNESOTA TWINS
MLB STADIUM RANK ::: 29 OF 40
FORMERLY KNOWN AS :: ANAHEIM STADIUM
EDISON INTERNATIONAL FIELD

The Big A = Angels Stadium

The Big 'A' - Anaheim Parking lot

The Big A resting behind the trees in the lot

RATINGS
 
BALLFIELD ::: A+
SCOREBOARD ::: A+
FOOD ::: A
FACILITIES ::: A

The field in Anaheim

MY TAKE ON THE PARK

From the 3rd base side - Anaheim, Ca

Change is a big part of the history of the Angels. The team name, the uniform, and the name of the park have all changed throughout the history of the franchise.
 
Since 1966 the Angels have played at the park in Anaheim, to me the park felt like it was built to be like the multipurpose concrete parks of the past.

The Sun sets through the opening at Angel Stadium

Angels Stadium of Anaheim is located in a very convienient location, Freeways all around the park offer great access but even more importanatly, a quick exit.
Upon entering the parking lot you are greeted by a friendly lot attendent in an old booth, $8 will allow access to the lot. No, I did not leave a "1" off of that number, parking in Anaheim is definitly the cheapest in the majors.
 
Fans here in Anaheim will tell you that parking is $7 less than what they charge at that other Los Angeles ballpark.
 
The Angels draw pretty well and even with the large crowd, the lot can hold it. Classic California parks, built with an endless sea of parking, but when the park was built, it had a greater capacity and they played football here too.
 
Aside from parking, there is a train stop at the park which offers fans in LA an option not available when the park was built.

All of the Big A you can see from the seating area

Leaving your car, take a moment to look at the Big 'A' in the lot. Once the scoreboard for the Angels it has been put out to pasture resting in the parking lot.
 
There is a lot to see, the Big 'A' as well as the beautifully landscaped exterior of the park.  The highlight of the exterior is at the home plate entrance, two giant Angels hats resting behind a diamond in front of the park.
 
Another nice touch are the photos of current Angel players across the wall between the hats.

The Playing field at Angel Stadium of Anaheim

Peeking through the stands - The Big 'A'

Upon entering ther Stadium, the early 1970s concourse greets you, a tight concourse which seems to be bursting at the seams with the popularity of the Angels.
 
A large gift shop offers little room to spread out, again due to the team popularity.  Of course, if you forgot to wear red, there is a plethora of it available here at the gift shop.

The Rock pile at Angel Stadium of Anaheim

Water from the rock pile - Angel Stadium Anaheim

Once inside the seating bowl, Anaheim shines. A beautifully manicured field surrounded by dark green seats giving the recently renovated park a very classic look.
 
In the outfield is the famous rock pile built by the Disney Company while they owned the team. A pile which sprays water and fireworks during the game, making the pile functional and not just a decoration.

Angels Stadium from the 3rd base side

Field level on the 3rd base side - Anaheim

During the game, the scoreboard works hard and is very informative.
 
The seventh inning stretch here is kind of an event, moreso than in other parks. The ushers after the last out in the top of the seventh take the field but when "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" starts they have a dance.  Arm and hand movements all in sync all around the park, it gives a good feeling like all of these ushers have been around for a while.
 
At this point of the game, the park comes alive. Especially if the Angels are behind in the game. See, it is at this point that they put that Monkey up on the board, the place erupts. They have various movie clips all ending with the monkey on the screen, then the music. When that music is played, a playoff atmosphere ensues.  A tale of two parks, a library atmosphere for the first 6 innings, a rock concert for the final 3.

Angels Stadium from the 1st base side

Field level on the first base side - Anaheim

Of the 40 ballparks I have visited I rate Angel Stadium of Anaheim 29th. It does seem very low but this is still an old park which was renovated. With that, upper desck seats are tight, with lower level seats having a little more leg room. If I were judging the place on parking and prices, it would be #1. It is amazing how the Angels have ignored the rest of the leage and charge $8 to park and $7 for a beer. That still sounds like a lot everywhere but a Major League park.
 
Also, you can take a full 360 degree walk around the park getting views of the field from just about every point, except behind home pate and a small spot in the outfield. This is a feature I appreciate in any Major or Minor league park.

Exchanging the line ups - Anaheim, Ca

LINE UPS
 
Minnesota Twins Manager
35 Ron Gardenhire
 
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Manager
14 Mike Scioscia

Dog and a Beer - Anaheim

MINNESOTA TWINS
 
25 Alexi Casilla 2b
18 Jason Bartlett ss
7 Joe Mauer c
33 Justin Morneau 1b
48 Torii Hunter cf
5 Michael Cuddyer rf
16 Jason Kubel dh
24 Rondell White lf
8 Nick Punto 3b
52 Carlos Silva p
17 Pat Neshak LP

Pre game in Anaheim, California

LOS ANGELES ANGELS of ANAHEIM
 
9 Chone Figgins 3b
18 Orlando Cabrera ss
27 Vladimir Guerrero rf
16 Garret Anderson lf
24 Gary Matthews Jr dh
35 Casey Kotchman 1b
6 Maicer Izturis c
77 Reggie Willits cf
41 John Lakey p / WP
57 Francisco Rodriguez S

LA Angels of Anaheim scoreboard - Anaheim

The place comes alive when this guy shows up

The Auxillery board in left - Anaheim

   TWINS     001   000   101   3   11   2
ANGELS   000   000   04x   4    4    1
 
 
TIME ::: 2:37
ATTENDANCE ::: 44,064
WEATHER ::: 85 COOL SLIGHT BREEZE

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Nightfall in Anaheim

A reminder as you leave the ballpark - Anaheim

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ESPN's view of the park

ESPN's Travel Guide for Anaheim

Disneyland's site

Anaheim weather from WEATHER.com

The Shadow - At all the games, even Angel Stadium

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