AKA: Edison International Field, Anaheim, CA; Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim, CA

Structure Type: built works - recreation areas and structures - stadiums

Designers: HOK Sport, Incorporated (firm); Turner Construction Company (firm); Webb, Del E., Corporation (firm); George Francis Hellmuth (architect); George Edward Kassabaum (architect); Gyo Frederick Obata (architect); Henry Chandlee Turner (building contractor/civil engineer); Del E. Webb (building contractor/developer)

Dates: constructed 1964-1966

2000 East Gene Autry Way
Anaheim, CA 92806-6143

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The first opening day was held April 19, 1966, before a less-than capacity crowd of 31,660; construction began August 31,1964; the home of the California (now Anaheim) Angels American League baseball team cost $24 million to build in 1964-1966; the stadium has also been named Anaheim Stadium and Edison International Field; fans refer to the stadium as the "Big A" for the 230-foot A with a halo around it that once supported the outfield scoreboard but was moved to the parking lot in 1980;

As is typical with most major-league baseball venues, the capacity of this stadium has been altered a number of times: 43,000 (1966); 64,593 (1979); 33,851 (1997); 45,050 (1998); in 1979, the stadium seating was made to fully enclose the field, to accommodate football and baseball audiences; in 1997-1999, new team owners, the Walt Disney Company, along with the City of Anaheim redesigned the park, removing the extra 1979 seating, leaving a capacity similar to that of the original configuration; this renovation, designed by the ubiquitous HOK Sport Architecture firm and constructed by Turner Construction, cost $118 million. In 2007, the stadium had three full-service restaurants. In the Outfield Extravaganza, fountains squirt water 90 feet high when home runs and other important home-team plays occur.

PCAD id: 3401