Anaheim Angels

LA Times: Angels Meet With Five Points About Moving To Great Park

LA Times sports columnist Bill Shaikin is reporting that the Angels have met with Great Park developer Five Point Communities to discuss the possibility of relocating the team to Irvine: The Angels have met with the developer of the Orange County Great Park property to see whether the construction of a new ballpark might be feasible on that Irvine site. The news ...

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Stadium District Appraisal Released

The city-commissioned appraisal of the Angel Stadium property is out. Here is the executive summary by Waronzof Associates. The 154-acre site is evaluated for both continued stadium use and redevelopment use under both fee simple interest and leasehold interest scenarios. Fee Simple Interest Continued Stadium Use Premise: $245,000,000 Redevelopment Premise – $325,000,000   Leasehold Interest Continued Stadium Use Premise: $225,000,000 Redevelopment ...

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CSL Criticizes Media Coverage of Angels Report; Rejects “Conflict” Claims

Anaheim Blog today received a copy of this letter sent by Convention, Sports & Leisure to Councilwoman Lucille Kring, in which the firm rejected “conflict of interest” claims being fanned by some local gadflies and picked activists opposed, and reported on by the Voice of OC. This story was “broken” by a VOC commenter, “Anaheimer” (aka Kevin Hogan, part gadfly Cynthia Ward’s claque). ...

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LAT Columnist: Something Has To Give In Angels Negotiations

Los Angeles Times sports columnist Bill Shaikin has a column that, I think, fairly and accurately sums up why negotiations between the City and Anaheim and the Angels are stalled: You’re the mayor. A guy walks into City Hall and offers to spend half a billion bucks to revitalize property owned by the city, at no cost to the city. ...

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Conflict Claims About CSL Report Are A Lot Of Hooey

I’ve been out of town and returned to read this article in the Voice of OC: “Conflict Questions Cloud Report on Angels’ Impact.” The “conflict questions” pertain to the fact that Conventions, Sports & Leisure, the consulting firm that prepared a report for the city on the positive economic benefits of having the Angels in Anaheim, is a wholly-owned subsidiary ...

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Expert: It Would Be Expensive, But Angels Can Relocate

The OC Register reports on the presentation made to the Anaheim City Council last night by sports consultant Daniel Barrett of Barrett Sports Group. Some excerpts: A consultant on Tuesday told the City Council that it could cost $600 million to $700 million to relocate the Angels baseball team to another city within Southern California, likely financed with help from ...

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Serious Flaws In Doti-Adibi Analysis of Angels Negotiations

The Orange County Register published an interesting opinion article on Sunday by Chapman University President James Doti and economist Esmael Adibi, a “running the numbers” economic impact analysis based on the Angels-Anaheim negotiation framework. It won’t be surprising if some of the usual suspects who assail the Angels negotiations during public comments try to use the Doti/Adibi article as ammunition ...

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Way Too Early For “I Told You So”

A Voice of OC story published this morning regarding news that Angels owner Arte Moreno had met with the City of Tustin about possibly moving his team to that fine city is basically a platform for Mayor Tom Tait to say “I told you so” (as the story headline says): News that Angels owner Arte Moreno has reached out to Tustin ...

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