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2000 Gene Autry Way,
Anaheim, CA 92806
Latitude: 33.80003 Longitude: -117.883043
Renovations to Anaheim Stadium began Oct. 1, 1996, reverting the 30-year
old structure back to a baseball-only facility. On Sept. 15, 1997, the
renovated stadium's new name was announced: Edison International Field
of Anaheim. On Dec. 29, 2003, the Angels announced the stadium would be
renamed Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Total cost for the stadium renovation
was estimated at $100 million and the project was completed in time for the Anaheim Angels Opening Day, April 1, 1998.
Anaheim Stadium had been the home of the Angels since their move from Los
Angeles following the 1965 season. The stadium opened April 9, 1966, as the California Angels hosted the San Francisco Giants in an exhibition
game. The franchise's first American League game was April 19, 1966 vs. the Chicago White Sox. The Los Angeles Angels played at Wrigley Field in 1961 and Chavez Ravine from 1962-65.
The original Anaheim Stadium seated 43,204 (later 43,250). The stadium
underwent construction in 1979-80 for additional seating to accommodate the Los Angeles Rams of the NFL. Upon completion in 1981, the stadium seated 65,158 (later 64,593) for baseball. The Rams left Anaheim for St. Louis, MO in 1995. The new Angel Stadium of Anaheim has a seating capacity of approximately 45,050 for the Anaheim Angels.
Other unique features of the new Angel Stadium of Anaheim include terraced
bullpens in the outfield, widened concourses, new restroom and concession areas, a spacious and modernized press box and broadcast booths, family-oriented seating sections, state-of-the-art club-level and dugout-level suites, the Pepsi Perfect Game Pavilion (a youth-oriented interactive game area) and landscaped courtyards (with statues in remembrance of Gene Autry and Michelle Carew).
In addition, the new Angel Stadium of Anaheim includes three full-service
restaurants: The KnotHole Club (a sports bar located at the club level
down the right field line); The Diamond Club (an upscale restaurant
with outdoor seating on the field level behind home plate); and the
Homeplate Club (an indoor restaurant on the club level overlooking the main entrance to the ballpark).
The following organizations were involved in implementing the
transition of Anaheim Stadium into Angel Stadium of Anaheim: Walt Disney
Imagineering, which served as the manager of the design and construction
of Angel Stadium of Anaheim; HOK Sports Facilities Group and Robert
A.M. Stern Architects, which were responsible for the architectural
planning, design and renovation; and Turner Construction, which directed
and provided construction services.
The "behind-the-scenes" tour is both an enjoyable and educational
experience. You will be invited to view areas that are normally
restricted to the public. The complete tour includes a visit to the following areas: Press Box, Press Conference Room, Clubhouse, and Dugout.
Tours will take about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Angel Stadium is wheelchair
accessible if there is a need. Tour routes may change without notice
depending on availability of areas in the stadium. The maximum number for
tours is 40 people. We ask that you have 1 chaperone for every 10 kids in
the tour group.
Fee for Tours:
$3 for adults and $2 for children.
2000 Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, 92806
Tours meet just outside the Home Plate Gate in between the red hats.
Time of Tour:
During the Angels off-season, tours take place every Tuesday (with the
exception of holidays) at 9:30 a.m, 11 a.m., and 1 p.m.
During the season, tours are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.,
11 a.m., and 1 p.m. when the team is out of town. Tours are not offered on
dates when the Angels have a home game.
Advanced reservations are required for tours. Reservations accepted by phone; one-month advance notice is suggested. A limited number of walk up spots may be available for each tour session, but please note that walk up space is limited to a first come first served basis.