Hi I'm very confused right now about the Angels. Ok are they from Los Angeles or Anaheim?

If the Angels are from Los Angeles, then why the heck their stadium is in Anaheim instead in LA???

13 Answers

  • 7 years ago
    Best Answer

    It's pretty simple:

    They're in the Greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. Arte Moreno wanted to take advantage of that and change the name (back, technically) to Los Angeles Angels.

    But they were legally obligated (thanks to Disney, when 'they' owned the team) to include 'Anaheim' in their name- that's how their stadium renovation was funded. If it weren't for THAT, they'd just be the Los Angeles Angels.

    As they claimed, "The inclusion of Los Angeles reflects the original expansion name and returns the Angels as Major League Baseball's American League representative in the Greater Los Angeles territory."

    The Angels actually AREN'T the 'first' Anaheim-based team to go with the name 'Los Angeles.' The Rams moved their home games from Memorial Coliseum to Angel Stadium in 1980, but kept the 'Los Angeles.'

    LOTS of teams have stadiums 'not in' the city they represent. Heck, the 49ers' new stadium is in San Jose ('and' the Oakland Raiders are seriously considering sharing it with them!)!

  • eddie
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    I have no idea WHY they modified their name, however I select the Anaheim Angels over any other identify. The California Angels name was once good enough , but Anaheim Angels has a just right ring to it and it does not make the staff seem love it's sharing a metropolis with one more team. The Anaheim title gives the Angels a seperate identification with their home metropolis, rather of claiming that they play in smog-stuffed, trafic-jammed LA.

  • BB JR
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    Los Angeles Angels Of Anaheim

    They play in anahiem

    Source(s): BB JR
  • Correct, their stadium is in Anaheim, California.

    But they are not from there. Their official name is "The Los Angeles Angels 'OF' Anaheim" and according to the terms of their lease on Angel Stadium, they must include the word "Anaheim" in their name.

    Here in La La Land such things are taken in stride as almost every one here has another name anyway.

    Simple, HUH? NOT!

    No true Angelino cares much about them, so why all the fuss?


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  • 7 years ago

    The Angels play in Anaheim, CA, which is in Orange County, a county near Los Angeles. I can only

    imagine that Arte Moreno, the owner of the team, named the team the "Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim" because he wanted to let fans in other parts of the country where Anaheim was located.

    Maybe he was trying to pluck away some Dodger fans, too, which I think the Angels have done, unfortunately. But many Dodgers fans live in Orange County, too!

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    They play in Anaheim, which was their old location technically; The "Anaheim Angels". Even though they still play there. So they are the Los Angeles, but they play in Anaheim because that was the old location.

  • Will
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    They play in Anaheim, they are based in Anaheim, and have what is regarded as the stupidest name of any sports team in the entire world.

    When they made the name change, ESPN had a lot of fun with it, referring to all of the teams on that day's Sportscenter as the Los Angeles Pistons of Detroit, the Los Angeles Kings of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Yankees of New York, etc. A perfect way to treat one of the worst ideas ever.

  • M
    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    They play in Anaheim, California--located in Orange County. So, no, they do not play in Los Angeles County.

    Arte Moreno, the owner of the Angels, changed it from Anaheim to Los Angeles for monetary reasons. Los Angeles Times, one of the biggest, most influential newspaper companies, offered him a lot of money to make name change.

    @Lonesome Rhodes- Nice copy and paste job, you douche.

  • 7 years ago

    Theyu are a very confused team from Anaheim that thinks they are in Los Angles

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    The franchise orginally started out in Los Angeles in 1961, playing home games at a former PCL park called Wrigley Field. From 1962-65, they played their home games at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

    Owner Gene Autrey failed in his efforts to build a stadium in LA and was offered a site in Long Beach. However, the city insisted he change the name of the team to the "Long Beach Angels", so he declined the offer and moved to Anaheim. In September, 1965, Autrey announced the club would be known as the "California Angels".

    In 1997, negotiations between the Angels and the city of Anaheim for renovation of Anaheim Stadium ended with an agreement to rehabilitate and downsize the facility into a baseball-only stadium once more. One condition of the stadium agreement was that the Angels could sell naming rights to the renovated stadium, so long as the new name was one "containing Anaheim therein." Anaheim Stadium was almost immediately renamed Edison International Field of Anaheim, though it was almost always referred to as simply Edison Field. Another condition of the stadium renovation agreement was that the team name itself be one "containing Anaheim therein." Accordingly, the team changed its name again, to the Anaheim Angels on November 19, 1996.

    In December 2003, after a seven-year run as Edison International Field of Anaheim, Edison removed its name from the stadium. The stadium was renamed Angel Stadium of Anaheim, again almost always referred to as simply Angel Stadium or, The Big A, although the original name, Anaheim Stadium, is still used by many locals.

    On January 3, 2005 Angels Baseball, L.P. announced that it would change the name of the club from Anaheim Angels to Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. As stated in the club's 2005 media guide: "The inclusion of Los Angeles reflects the original expansion name and returns the Angels as Major League Baseball's American League representative in the Greater Los Angeles territory."

    So in other words, the team changed the name in a pathetic atempt to draw fans from Los Angeles.

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