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Angels to Stay in the Big A

In his first news conference since October 2015, Angels owner Arte Moreno said Saturday that his team is staying at Angel Stadium for the foreseeable future. The Angels hold the rights to opt out of their Angel Stadium lease in 2019, but with no suitable location found to relocate, the Angles are staying in Anaheim.

The Angels are expected to stay at Angel Stadium until at least 2029 when their lease expires. Included in the lease are three three-year opt-in clauses, extending through 2038.

The L.A. Times reported in August that the developer of one proposed site in Tustin said his firm could not structure a deal that made economic sense for the development company, for Tustin, and for the Angels.

Moreno said the franchise spent $1.5 million to install LED lights in the stadium over the off-season. They were first deployed during supercross events last month.

Opened in 1966, Angel Stadium is the fourth-oldest stadium in the majors only behind Fenway Park, Wrigley Field and Dodger Stadium.  

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