Angel Stadium Anaheim Guide
Angel Stadium, dubbed the “Big A” because of its signature A-shaped scoreboard, opened in 1966 and has hosted home games for the MLB’s Los Angeles Angels (2002 World Series Champions) since then.
As it stands, Angel Stadium does not qualify as a potential sportsbook landing spot — because voters firmly rejected both California sports betting measures on Nov. 8, pushing any chance of legalization to the 2024 election.
Even if Angel Stadium is left out of the sports betting infrastructure for now, there are probably those who want to learn more about the iconic ballpark. If you’re interested in catching a game at Angel Stadium, California, this guide offers information about the venue, such as:
- Location: Where is Angel Stadium Anaheim?
- Venue overview: history, capacity, features, parking
- Sports betting at Angel Stadium: partnerships with sports betting and casino brands and possible on-site sportsbooks
About Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Angel Stadium is the home field of the Los Angeles Angels and one of the most renowned MLB stadiums in the country, as many baseball fans can attest. The ballpark is situated in Orange County, Southern California (within the Los Angeles metro area).
The most common question from out-of-state visitors is where is Angel Stadium located? For your convenience, here is the exact address so you can find it on Google Maps or another app:
- 2000 E Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, CA 92806, United States
Angel Stadium is one of the most accessible sports venues in the Golden State. It’s conveniently connected to most of the major freeways in the area, including the I-5 Highway. The Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) station is nearby, making it accessible by public transportation as well.
A significant appeal of Angel Stadium to sports fans and casual visitors alike is its proximity to Disneyland, located just three miles away. Honda Center — the home of the NFL’s Anaheim Ducks — is in the opposite direction from Disneyland, crossing CA State Route 57 to the northeast.
Angel Stadium History
The construction of Angel Stadium began in 1964 and was completed in time for the 1966 season at the cost of $24 million. It’s the fourth-oldest MLB stadium and the second oldest in the American League — after Fenway Park of the Boston Red Sox.
Angel Stadium was originally named “Los Angeles Baseball Park.” Before moving to the ballpark, the Angels had played their home games at Wrigley Field and Dodger Stadium.
The team and venue have undergone several changes in name, ownership, and structure throughout the years. While the stadium was still under construction, the Angels were owned by Gene Autry, affectionately known as “Hollywood’s first singing cowboy.”
Angel Stadium served as a multipurpose sports facility from 1980 until 1994, hosting LA Rams games. The overall capacity increased by 23,000 seats to 65,158 to accommodate the NFL team.
A major renovation was carried out after the Northridge earthquake in 1994. Walt Disney Corporation acquired a 25% controlling stake in the team in 1996. Disney bought the rest of the franchise after Autry died in 1998 and agreed to pay 70% of the $118 million renovation bill. The California Angels became the Anaheim Angels.
Within a year of the Angels winning the World Series in 2002, Disney sold the organization to Arizona businessman Arte Moreno for $183 million. As of 2005, the club remains known as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Angel Stadium Capacity and Amenities
The current Angel Stadium of Anaheim’s capacity is 45,050 seats, roughly 11,000 fewer than the nearby Dodger Stadium.
The venue’s most distinguishing feature is a 230-foot tall A-frame scoreboard topped with a giant halo, hence its nickname, “Big A.” It’s located at the far end of the parking lot.
Many amenities are available at Angel Stadium, including themed sports bars, club restaurants, and gathering areas for fans. Every Saturday night, the team lights up the sky with post-game fireworks.
In 2020, the Angels unveiled long-term plans for staying in Anaheim through at least 2050. Together with Dodger Stadium, the venue will host some of the events of the Summer Olympics in 2028.
Sports Betting at Angel Stadium
If future sports betting initiatives allow for retail sportsbooks at sports venues, Angel Stadium could launch one. But that wouldn’t happen until 2025, at the earliest.
Bets Offered at Angel Stadium
If Angel Stadium ever gets a sportsbook, we can predict what the betting program will look like. This is based on the sportsbook offerings at professional sports venues in Arizona and Massachusetts:
- Point spreads
- Live betting
Angel Stadium Partnerships
Angel Stadium has no affiliations with sports betting or casino brands.
Angel Stadium Parking
You can access the Angel Stadium parking lot via three entrances:
- Douglass Road
- State College Boulevard
- Orangewood Avenue
On-site parking is available outside the Home Plate Gate and Gates 1-6.
An area surrounding Angel Stadium has around 12,500 parking spots.
Prices for general and preferred parking are $10 and $20, respectively. Oversized vehicles and buses will also be charged $20. This is during the regular season. The rates are higher during the postseason, concerts, and special events.
Parking lots fill up quickly on game days because of high demand, so buying tickets in advance is best.
Angel Stadium Accommodations Near Anaheim
In the vicinity of Angel Stadium, there are several options for lodging and accommodation. Here are the most highly-rated ones:
- Embassy Suites by Hilton Anaheim: Orange 400 North State College, Boulevard Orange, CA 9286
- Sonesta Anaheim Resort Area: 1915 South Manchester Ave., Anaheim, CA 92802
- ALO Hotels by Ayres: 3737 West Chapman Ave., Orange, CA 92868
- DoubleTree by Hilton Anaheim: 100 The City Dr. South, Orange, CA 92868
- Comfort Inn Anaheim Resort: 300 East Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92802
Angel Stadium Client Services
Season seat holders are assigned a client service representative (CSR). You can reach the team’s Client Service Department at [email protected] or by calling 888-796-HALO (4256), extension 2.
Angel Stadium Online Sportsbook
There will not be any legal online sports betting in California until 2025 at the earliest, because voters rejected online sports betting in the November 2022 election.
Angel Stadium FAQs
Angel Stadium is located in the city of Anaheim in Southern California, around 26 miles from Los Angeles. The ballpark is located off the 57 Freeway and easily accessible by car or public transport. Popular attractions near Angel Stadium include Disneyland and Honda Center.
Parking gates open 2.5 hours before the first pitch. Home plate gates open 2 hours before game time; other gates open 90 minutes before the action gets underway.
Angel Stadium offers a wide range of food choices, mainly standard ballpark fare. The Shock Top Brew Club is a full-service restaurant and a popular dining spot serving fish, chicken, and duck. There are also numerous concession stands run by Aramark, serving burgers, vegan hot dogs, and grilled food. You can also bring food and bottled water to the stadium.
The legal gambling age in California is 18 years or older. However, the age requirement would probably be raised to 21 for online and retail sportsbooks, if they ever become legal in California.
No, Angel Stadium doesn’t facilitate online sports betting on its premises. Online sports betting is currently illegal in California.
Any potential sportsbooks at Angel Stadium would probably offer odds on major sports and secondary markets like soccer, golf, tennis, and boxing. Other than this, there could be a few other niche sports available.
Online horse racing betting is legal in California, which means you can bet on horses at Angel Stadium. You’d have to have an account with TVG or another online racebook to do so.