::Angel Stadium of Anaheim


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{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} Angel Stadium of Anaheim (originally Anaheim Stadium and later Edison International Field of Anaheim) is a modern-style ballpark located in Anaheim, California. It is the home ballpark to Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of the American League, and was previously home to the NFL's Los Angeles Rams (now St. Louis Rams). The stadium is often referred to by its unofficial nickname The Big A. It is the fourth-oldest active Major League Baseball stadium, behind Fenway Park, Wrigley Field, and Dodger Stadium. It opened in 1966.<ref>Shaikin, Bill. (2013-08-30) 'Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim' could be no more. Retrieved on 2013-09-06.</ref> It hosted the 1967, 1989, and 2010 Major League Baseball All-Star Games.<ref name=""></ref>

Angel Stadium and its surrounding parking lot are roughly bounded by Katella Avenue to the north, the Orange Freeway to the east, Orangewood Avenue to the south, and State College Boulevard to the west. Located near the eastern boundary of the parking lot is the landmark "Big A" sign and electronic marquee, which originally served as a scoreboard support. The halo located near the top of the 230' tall, 210-ton sign is illuminated following games in which the Angels win (both at home and on the road), which gives rise to the fan expression, "Light up the Halo!"

ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center) servicing the Metrolink Orange County Line and Amtrak Pacific Surfliner, is located nearby on the other side of the State Route 57 and accessed through the Douglass Road gate at the northeast corner of the parking lot. The station provides convenient access to the stadium, the nearby Honda Center, and Disneyland from various communities along the route, which links San Luis Obispo, Los Angeles, and San Diego. The Anaheim Resort Transit stops at the center along with Orange County Transportation Authority buses.

Aside from professional baseball and football, Angel Stadium has hosted high school and college football games, National Football League pre-season games, the short-lived World Football League, two crusades by evangelist Billy Graham, nearly 20 consecutive annual crusades by evangelist Greg Laurie and musical concerts featuring such acts as The Rolling Stones,<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> The Who,<ref name="Thom">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> Pink Floyd,<ref name="Thom"/> The Grateful Dead and Madonna.

The stadium also houses the studios and offices of the Angels' owned and operated flagship radio station, KLAA (830 AM).

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