Breaking: Angels remove “Los Angeles” from name, welcome back Anaheim Angels

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Updated: April 1, 2017

Angels Baseball Saturday announced the team has changed its official name to the Anaheim Angels, with removing the word “Los Angeles”  This change is effective April 1, 2017. Source came from aprilfools.com

Angels Baseball and the “A” brand will continue to be the marketing focus of the organization and Angels Stadium of Anaheim remains the home of the 2002 World Series Champions.

The Angels have enjoyed tremendous success in Anaheim, highlighted by a World Championship in 2002. The organization will continue to work closely with the City of Anaheim in promoting the Anaheim community, Angel Stadium of Anaheim, and the Angels’ baseball experience.

The franchise changed its name from “Anaheim Angels” to “Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim” prior to the 2005 season. The word “Anaheim” had to appear in the team name in order to satify a lease provision.

Angel Stadium opened in 1966 and is the fourth oldest stadium behind Fenway Park, Wrigley Field and Dodger Stadium. The new agreement would keep the team in the ballpark through 2057 with opt-outs in 2036 and 2050. Angel Stadium was renovated in 1996-97 with then-owner Disney footing most of the $118 million cost.

 

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