New Anaheim Mayor Takes First Step To Keep Angels Baseball In Town
By: Joseph Pimentel, Bisnow Los Angeles
Date: January 14, 2019
“The new mayor of Anaheim will ask the City Council Tuesday to consider a one-year stadium lease extension for the Los Angeles Angels.
Mayor Harry Sidhu, who was elected in November, said he recently met with Angels owner Arte Moreno and the two discussed ways to keep the team in Anaheim.
“From that meeting, it is clear the team’s priority is to stay in Anaheim, if we can work out a deal that benefits our residents, the city and the team,” Sidhu said in a news release. “We need a plan to make that happen, and we need time to make that happen.”
Angels owner Arte Moreno said his goal is to work with the new City Council and come up with an agreement to remain in Anaheim.
“After meeting with Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu, we realized a one-year extension will give us adequate time to work collaboratively on a long-term relationship,” Moreno said in an email.
…Sidhu said an extension would be the first step toward negotiating a new, long-term lease for the Angels in Anaheim.
“This will give us time to find a deal that first benefits residents as well as the city and the team with a goal of keeping baseball in Anaheim for another 50 years or more,” Sidhu said.”