Renovations to Anaheim Stadium began Oct. 1, 1996, reverting the 30-year old structure back to a baseball-only facility. On Sept. 15, 1997, the renovated stadium's new name was announced: Edison International Field of Anaheim. On Dec. 29, 2003, the Angels announced the stadium would be renamed Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Total cost for the stadium renovation was estimated at $118 million and the project was completed in time for opening day, April 1, 1998. The original Anaheim Stadium seated 43,204 (later 43,250). The stadium underwent construction in 1979-80 for additional seating to accommodate the Los Angeles Rams of the NFL. Upon completion in 1981, the stadium seated 65,158 (later 64,593) for baseball. The Rams played their last game here in 1994 before moving to St. Louis. Other unique features of the new Angel Stadium of Anaheim include terraced bullpens in the outfield, widened concourses, new restroom and concession areas, a spacious and modernized press box and broadcast booths, family-oriented seating sections (Left Field Pavilion), state-of-the-art club-level and dugout-level suites, the Pepsi Perfect Game Pavilion (a youth-oriented interactive game area) and landscaped courtyards (with statues in remembrance of Gene Autry and Michelle Carew).
Soak up the scene:
Angel Stadium is located in suburban Anaheim, which isn't ideal for fans looking to do some pregame and postgame exploring in the area unless, of course, your goal is Disneyland, which is right nearby. The ballpark itself is one of the oldest in the Majors now, but it's undergone various other renovations over the years and is a nice place to see a game. For more on the Angel Stadium of Anaheim experience, including a game-day itinerary, visit Wise Guides.