The city of Anaheim and Angels Baseball LP met Friday for an initial discussion about the future of baseball in the city.
“The talks were productive and encouraging,” said Mayor Harry Sidhu, the Anaheim City Council’s representative on the city’s negotiating team. “Both sides have spent much of 2019 preparing to sit down together, and that showed at this meeting. While we still have work ahead of us, this meeting was positive for baseball in Anaheim and for our residents.”
The city and the Angels expect to continue talking and working toward progress by year’s end.
Anaheim’s City Council is set to be briefed on Friday’s meeting in closed session on Tuesday.
Any final details would go before the City Council for open, public consideration and shared with the community beforehand.
While too early to for specifics, the city and the team are looking at a potential new agreement for the Angels to play in Anaheim, where the team has called home for 53 years.
A potential agreement could also touch on land around the stadium as part of the city’s long-term vision for the Platinum Triangle, an 820-acre urban village emerging around sports, entertainment, homes, businesses and public transit.
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