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Angel Stadium

Anaheim’s professional sports stadium was completely renovated in the late 1990s to create Angel Stadium, a facility exclusively for baseball.

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Project Details

Project Partners
Populous & Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Owner
City of Anaheim/ Walt Disney Corporation
Location
Anaheim, California
Completion Date
Area
1.1 million ft²
Seating Capacity
69,008
Teams/League
Los Angeles Angels - MLB
Number of Suites
87
Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. Thornton Tomasetti
Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. Thornton Tomasetti
Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. Ray_LAC/Flickr

Overview

Originally constructed in 1965 as a baseball facility and modified in 1980 for football use, Anaheim’s professional sports stadium was completely renovated in the late 1990s to create Angel Stadium, a facility exclusively for baseball.

We provided structural design services to Populous & Robert A.M. Stern Architects for the stadium renovations, which was completed in 1998.

Highlights

  • The renovation included the demolition or retrofit of 100 percent of the existing facility and the design of new elements, including below-grade dugout suites, luxury boxes, a scoreboard structure and support for Disney’s “Outfield Extravaganza,” an area behind center field where fireworks and geysers erupt to celebrate good plays.
  • The main entry at homeplate was renovated and expanded to include iconic “bat” supported and ballcap canopies.
  • All of the work was accomplished in 18 months, primarily during two off seasons. The renovation also incorporated many significant and innovative seismic enhancements for the facility.