Angel Stadium of Anaheim Details
Angel Stadium of Anaheim has been the home of the Los Angeles Angels since 1966. It is the fourth oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball, and is located in Anaheim, CA.
The Angels shared their stadium with the Los Angeles Rams from 1980-1994. The stadium was expanded to accommodate the Rams — much to the chagrin of Angels fans, as many of the new seats were too far from the game. After the Rams left for St. Louis, the Angels converted their stadium back into a baseball-only facility. The stadium’s current capacity for baseball is 45,477, down from over 64,000 in the late 80s and early 90s. Reducing the seating capacity allowed for aesthetic improvements to the park and the sightlines to the mountain ranges past the outfield. The renovations also added the “California Spectacular,” a display behind the outfield fence in left-center. The display depicts a mountainside — complete with real trees — and features erupting geysers. Make sure to look in the direction of left-centerfield after the Angels hit a homerun: fireworks will shoot over the display.
One of Angel Stadium’s most famous landmarks is “The Big A.” The A is a 230-foot tall metal structure that stands in the stadium’s parking lot. The halo at the top of the A lights up after every Angels win.
Angel Stadium of Anaheim has hosted three All-Star games, most recently in 2010, when the National League won and broke a 13-year losing streak. The park hosted the World Series for the first time in 2002. The Angels’ playoff run that year also marked the first time the team had won a playoff series. Angel Stadium — then called Edison International Field — was the site of a dramatic Angels comeback in game six, and of their game seven victory over the San Francisco Giants.
The park is also used for non-baseball events. U2 has played three concerts there, most recently in 2011. In 2017, Angel Field hosts the Day N Night festival, featuring acts such as Kendrick Lamar and Chance the Rapper.
Where is the best place to sit at Angel Stadium of Anaheim?It’s hard to go wrong with any seat at Angel Stadium. The View Level is a good option: the seats are relatively inexpensive, and you get a view similar to what fans on the club level are seeing (just without the in-seat service and club lounges). That said, the club level is more comfortable, with padded, wider seats and nicer bathrooms.
Tips and Tricks
You can take the Angels Express train to weekday games. Express tickets for sell for $7 (less than parking) at machines on the Orange County Line stations or on Metrolink’s app; buy them at least 30 minutes before the train you want to take is scheduled to leave. Driving to the stadium isn’t as bad as you would expect for Southern California — there is plenty of room in the parking lots, and it shouldn’t take too long after the game to get out of the lot.
- Diamond Field Box: Two locations -- one next to the Angels’ dugout and one next to the away team’s. You won’t get much closer to the players than this. Includes Access to the Lexus Club Diamond Restaurant and Lounge.
- Don Julio Club: Located in what used to be Angel Stadium’s press box. Includes food, non-alcoholic drinks, and access to the Don Julio Club Lounge. Seats are on the 200 level, directly behind home plate.
- Skybox: New for the 2017 season, this section seats up to 8 guests. Includes a $15 food and drink voucher, cushioned seats, and plenty of legroom. Seats are located in front of section 411, on the third base line.
Short-rib grilled cheese at The Big Cheese in section 211 is one of Angel Stadium’s best options. If you want a souvenir with your dessert, Sweet Shoppe (with locations on the 100, 200, and 400 levels) serves soft-serve ice cream in a miniature Angels batting helmet. If you’re in the mood for a hot dog, go for the basic Angel Dogs; they’re better than any of the “gourmet” options.