Proposal To Extend Angels’ Stadium Lease Through ’20 Up For Vote Tuesday
By: Alden Gonzalez, ESPN
Date: January 10, 2019
“The Los Angeles Angels and the City of Anaheim are hoping to finalize a one-year extension to the Angels’ stadium lease, allowing the team to remain at its current facility through the 2020 season.
…New Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu, sworn in last month, met with Angels owner Arte Moreno last week, and both sides decided that more time would be beneficial.
“We realized a one-year extension will give us adequate time to work collaboratively on a long-term relationship,” Moreno said in a statement.
“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,” Sindhu said in his statement. “We need a plan to make that happen, and we need time to make that happen.”
…Sidhu has stated from the onset that his goal is to keep the Angels in Anaheim.
The city’s release stated that doing so is “central” to the expansion taking place at the nearby Platinum-Triangle, an 820-acre mixed-use development site that surrounds Angel Stadium and the nearby Honda Center, home to the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks.
“There are only 30 Major League Baseball teams in the nation,” Sidhu said in a statement, “and being home to one is a huge asset to any city.”