Angels will stay at the Big A through at least 2029

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Updated: February 18, 2017

Angel Stadium is the 4th oldest stadium in MLB history as Owner Arte Moreno is hoping stay in Anaheim for a longer time. The franchise holds the right to opt out of its Angel Stadium lease in 2019 and has long been considering a move within Orange County around that. However nothing was worked out.

According to the Los Angeles Times and Orange County Register, Angels owner Arte Moreno told reporters on Saturday that he’s committed to improvements on two fronts. To the team, and to the ballpark they will call home through at least 2029.

One of the reasons why the Angels will be staying in Anaheim for the next years is due to the unrealistic measurement of it taking three or four years to arrange for a new site, including financing and California’s environmental impact requirements.

Moreno said the franchise spent $1.5 million to install LED lights in the stadium over the off-season. They were first deployed during supercross events last month.

Renovations to Anaheim Stadium began Oct. 1, 1996, reverting the 30-year old structure back to a baseball-only facility. On Dec. 29, 2003, the Angels announced the stadium would be renamed Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

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