Are The Anaheim Angels Thinking About Moving To Long Beach?

By Malia Wooten

After 50 years, the Major Leauge Baseball Team is reportedly considering making L.A. county its home base.

A deal that the Anaheim Angeles have with the 1966-built Angel Stadium expires at the end of next year and according to reports by the Long Beach Post, the baseball team is in preliminary talks with the city of Long Beach. This comes as no surprise since Angel executives have been vocal about their consideration of relocating in the past – back in 2014 they began negotiating with the city of Tustin about moving to a stadium at a former Marine Corps air station.

The team is reportedly eyeing a 13-acre parking lot close to the water in the LBC, which will also be used during the 2028 Olympics for temporary water polo and BX arenas.

“We have approached the Angels to express our interest and discuss the possibilities of this opportunity,” Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia said in an emailed statement. “This is very preliminary and discussions are ongoing.”

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