The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim opened their 2016 campaign on April 4 at Angel Stadium, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this season. The Angels' original owner, Gene Autry, the popular actor known as “The Singing Cowboy,” brought the 1961 expansion Major League Baseball franchise to Orange County in 1966.
Catch exciting Halos action and a superb fan experience in the stunning, twice-renovated, 45,483-seat ballpark known as the “Big A.” This is where club won the 2002 World Series and has since played to capture six American League West division titles, most recently in 2014.
The 2016 team boasts two generational superstars in 2014 Most Valuable Player Mike Trout, the young, daring center fielder who’s arguably the best player in the planet, and three-time National League MVP slugger Albert Pujols, a future first-ballot Hall of Famer. Mike Scioscia, the longest-tenure manager in baseball, guides Trout, Pujols and gritty, hard-nosed roster that includes All-Star pitcher Jered Weaver and 2015 Gold Glove-winning right fielder Kole Calhoun.
Don’t miss the action during the 81-game home schedule that runs through Oct. 2.
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This twice-renovated Major League Baseball facility has been the home of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim® since it opened in 1966. Its iconic, 230-foot “Big A” scoreboard, which lends the ballpark its “Big A” nickname, still soars as an illuminated message board in the parking grounds with the crowning halo that glows after Angels victories. The distinctive “California Spectacular” rock formation, with a waterfall and 90-foot geyser, overlooks center field and serves as a launch point for fireworks when the Angels belt home runs or win. Other stadium features include two mammoth outfield Daktronics videoboards, six full-color LED displays, two full-service restaurants (Diamond Club and Shock Top Brew Pub), and an innovative food and craft beer selection that goes well beyond the ballpark fare of nachos, hot dogs, peanuts and Cracker Jacks.
Tours are available of the stadium that has been the storied playground for such Hall of Famers as Nolan Ryan, Rod Carew and Reggie Jackson; three AL MVPs; two Cy Young Award winners, and of course, the 2002 World Series champions.