August 6, 2011

Past Venue: Anaheim Stadium

Anaheim, CA
aka Edison International Field of Anaheim, Angel Stadium



Year opened: 1966
Capacity: 69,008, up from 43,204 at opening and 45,050 currently

Names:
Anaheim Stadium, 1966-97
Edison International Field of Anaheim, 1998-2003
Angel Stadium of Anaheim, 2003 to date

Pro football tenants:
Orange County Ramblers (ContFL), 1967-68
Southern California Sun (WFL), 1974-75
Los Angeles Rams (NFL), 1980-94

Postseason games hosted:
ContFL Championship, Ramblers vs. Orlando, Dec. 10, 1967
WFL First Round playoff, Hawaiians 32 Sun 14, Nov. 21, 1974
NFC Wild Card playoff, Giants 16 Rams 13, Dec. 23, 1984
NFC Divisional playoff, Rams 20 Cowboys 0, Jan. 4, 1986

Other tenants of note:
California/Anaheim/Los Angeles Angels (MLB – AL), 1966 to date
California Surf (NASL), 1978-81

Notes: Owned by City of Anaheim and operated by the MLB Angels. Continental Football League's Orange County Ramblers also played home games at Santa Ana Bowl and La Palma Stadium. To accomodate Rams, stadium was fully enclosed, thus adding approx. 23,000 seats for football. Signature feature for many years was a 230-foot scoreboard support shaped like the letter A which was moved to the parking lot when the venue was enclosed and was the source of the stadium’s nickname, “The Big A”. Beginning in 1996, under ownership of the Disney Corporation and no longer used for football, part of the structure was torn down and replaced with the California Spectacular display that includes a simulated mountainside with streams and geysers.

Fate: Still in use for baseball.



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