Angel Stadium Submitted By: LA Mike Grade: A
Pros of the ballpark:
biased. I am a huge Angel fan, since I was a little kid. Wally
Joyner days. The fans. Great, knowledgeable fans! Proud of their
team, but not disrespectful like dodger fans. I remember when I was
younger, you would hardly seen anyone wearing any Angel gear. If the
Yankees came to town, you would have thought it was Yankee Stadium.
Now, its hard to find a visiting team fan around. Parking is great.
Right off the freeway, directly in, $8 for parking. Cheap. Getting
out is pretty easy to. The seating. You can get a good view of the
field from pretty much anywhere in the stadium. Since Mr. Moreno's
purchase of the team, he has done a lot to ensure that this is a
family friendly stadium. You see lots of kids running around. Not a
lot of vulgarity. To feel real energy, go to an Angel vs Dodger
game. Loud!!! Security is tight and no joke. They will not play
around. You start acting stupid, and you're out. Ask all the Boston
fans from last year's playoffs. Ushers are very helpful. Plenty of
restrooms, so if the nearest one is busy, walk a few feet more and
you can find another one.
Cons of the ballpark:
Cant really think of one. Except the new? parking set up. I recently
went to a game and found that the attendants were instructing me
where to park. Last year, I could park anywhere in the general
vicinity of the entrance. Maybe have a port-a-potties in the parking
Love this place!
Angel Stadium Submitted By: Michael Ryans Grade: D
Pros of the ballpark:
Parking is simple. The hats in front are not completely lame.
Cons of the ballpark:
field is not well kept. I have been numerous times where the grass
was patchy. Stupid and Ignornat fans. These fans honestly do not
have any idea what they are talking about. They also think Arte
Moreno is God for lowering beer from $7.75 to 7 dollars flat.
Seriously, i heard two fans praise him. The fountain in the center
field is just plain dumb. It does not have anything to do with
baseball and needs to be replaced. Food is very bad and overpriced.
Fans are completely ignorant and are not completely up to date on
any baseball knowledge.
Angel Stadium Submitted By: Trevor R. Grade: A
Pros of the ballpark: Many pros here, the new scoreboards in
left and right field are a great addition. The "Rockpile" in center
field is the old Disney touch to the stadium, but when the Angels go
deep, you'll be sure to know with the fireworks going off. Also the
Perfect Game Pavilion out under the right field grandstands is a
nice addition for the kids. Food is good, best food is coming in
from the 1st or 3rd base line gates and hitting those snack bars
right there on the ground level. Really no bad seat in the house,
believe me I've sat in the very top row a few times, and it's not
bad at all.
Cons of the ballpark: Of course the cons, and my #1 is on
Thunderstix giveaway days, now it's one thing if it's the playoffs,
but getting smacked with those things by some little kid in the row
behind ya during the middle of the season isn't fun. Another con is
it's a pain to leave the seats, the upper deck tunnels are like the
405 freeway,... stopped dead.
Additional Comments: Very easy to get in and out of,
especially with the 57 freeway right next to it. Will get a lot of
bandwagoner Angel fans for the games, but you'll find a lot of the
die-hards like me at the games, and we are loyal to our Angels. It's
cool to drive by at night and see the fireworks going off from an
Angel homer, and it's always nice to see that halo on the Big A lit
up after a ballgame (Angels won).
Angel Stadium Submitted By: Bernie T. Grade: A
Pros of the ballpark: I live in LA, a 10 minute walk to
Dodger stadium, and I prefer to drive (40 minutes there, 25 back)
down to the "Big A". It is easy to get in and out of the ballpark.
My family and I have attended about 8-10 games this season 05' and
it is very family friendly. The food is pretty good, "B" grade. I
recommend the polish sausage (peppers, onion, chili, and mustard)
from the sausage haus. I haven't been a die hard until, 2004-05. I
used to attend about 2-3 games a year since the early 90's and the
stadium experienced has improved so much (once the rams left).
Cons of the ballpark: The only cons are the food prices, but
I guess that's the case everywhere. The worst seats are the ones in
right field sections 131 and 231, you can see the action in center,
Additional Comments: I love going Wednesdays, family four
pack, and they always have good give-aways.
Angel Stadium Submitted By: D. Twombly Grade: C
Pros of the ballpark: It is a wonderfully open park since the
redesign. The fountains and fireworks are a nice touch. The new main
scoreboard has so much going on, you could just watch it instead of
the game and be entertained.
Cons of the ballpark: The seat Nazis, guardians, or whatever
you call a overzealous group of ushers. They insist on turning you
away from the infield seats, even if you are on a trip and just want
a 2 second picture. They take back foul balls that players give to
fans during BP. They also don't let you move toward the outfield
from your seat toward the foul poles, even when no one has tickets
for the outer seats. The food is very bad however, bring your own.
Additional Comments: Go if you like, but don't expect service
with a smile. At best they will treat you like dirt. If you can get
by the annoyance of the ushers though the Ed is a nice field.
Angel Stadium Submitted By: Shoeless Joe Grade: A
Pros of the ballpark: I've been to this park three times to
see my beloved White Sox play - once before the revitalization,
twice since. Some very nice improvements. The seating in this park
feels like a much older ballpark with plenty of seating close to the
field. It has great sightlines and audio / visual almost on the
level of U.S. Cellular. Also, important: Angel fans are a big plus.
They're an enthusiastic, fun-loving crowd. I don't get the
impression they're exactly die-hards but they always make visiting
Angel stadium a fun experience whether the White Sox win or lose
(unfortunately, my boys are 1-2 when I'm there).
Cons of the ballpark: This park suffers a bit of the same
thing as U.S. Cell - it's an island unto itself. It's like Disney: a
big attraction surrounded by an ocean of sterile parking lot. Also:
I can't figure out for the life of me why they would take an
otherwise very attractive park and ruin the sightline with that
disastrous mountain-thing in centerfield. What is that thing!?
Additional Comments: A I've enjoyed visiting this park. A
good stop in my favorite state to visit. I've lucked-out to see my
White Sox out there three times, but they'll have to improve on that
Angel Stadium Submitted By: Rob Vaughn Grade: A
Pros of the ballpark: Easiest access to a stadium without
public transit. Fair ticket prices and there's always a good time in
the parking lot. Not nearly as nice a park as Dodger Stadium,
however, it's much cheaper, much friendlier, and much, much easier
to get in and out of than Dodger Stadium.
Cons of the ballpark: Disney left their mark with the
fountain in the outfield. I have nothing against fountains but come
on, this is baseball. The P.A. announcer has always been annoying,
he's too loud and sounds more like an amusement park ride operator
than he does an announcer (Thanks Disney).
Additional Comments: I love Dodger Stadium but living here in
Orange County, Angel Stadium is much more practical. I go to about
20 Angel games a year. I'll only go to L.A. if the Cubs are in town!
Angel Stadium Submitted By: Jacquet Rosser Grade: A
Pros of the ballpark: All the seats are very close to the
field. So close I got a foul ball during BP, just being in the
ballpark for a couple seconds. The seats are very spaced out. Easy
to get to from I-5, CA-57, and CA-22. The big "A" is a good addition
and at night the ring around it lights up.
Cons of the ballpark: The scoreboard? The last time I went
was 2002 when it was in eight pieces. No mass transet, or OCTA
busses in the area . Also you should see a tall office building, The
Pound, and CA-57 out in centerfield. CA-57 is so close you could see
the colors of the cars, even at night.
Additional Comments: $8.00 For parking, good deal. Free
cheerstix noisemakers, good deal. Low priced food and beer, good
deal. One of the loudest stadiums in baseball too. Very clean, and
organized. The numbered sections are easy to understand. Living in
San Diego I like PETCO Park, but I like Angel Stadium and I would
like to visit it again soon.
Angel Stadium Submitted By: Antonio Angeloff Grade: A
Pros of the ballpark: I've lived 20 minutes away from Angel
Stadium ever since the Rams were playing here. Thus I've been to
probably over 100 baseball games and numerous recent ones since the
2004 renovations. Let's start with pre-game entertainment: if
you're going to do tailgating this is the place! Pay your $8 for
parking and head back towards the Big A (you can't miss it, it's
right next to the freeway). Tons of room to throw the pill or a
baseball. Once you've received a light buzz from tailgating you'll
want to enter the stadium. When you're inside you'll find the walk
from the parking lot to the stadium was the shortest you've ever
took, every seat is a good seat in the stadium, and access to any
seat barley requires you to walk more than 10 feet. 3 levels all
with access by escalators, ramps, and elevators. Too many food
places, never a long line and two, yes two, diamond vision
scoreboards located in left and right field. Both capable of
showing video replays (helps if you're in right field so you don't
have to turn your neck!) Do me a favor, go to an Angel game!
Cons of the ballpark: Like any ballpark, here are some cons:
If you're like me, no matter where you purchase a ticket, it's
always nice to pay for a nose bleed seat and sit in as close as
possible. But if you're going to do that here, you better do it at
least a half hour before the game or you're going to get the meanest
ushers in the nation scanning every part of your ticket, even the
damn barcode. The ball park was never torn down and rebuilt, just
renovated. Therefore you have a lot of residue from the 60's. The
upper deck overhangs are very plain and the ballpark lacks any
resemblance of a Coors Field or a Camden Yards which is good or bad
depending on the type of stadium you like. I think of it as a
brother to U.S. Cellular field (prior to U.S. Cellular Field's
ridiculous renovations after the 2003 season).
Additional Comments: Fans are a bit weird, 90% are
bandwagoners but if you're a tourist or a fan like I've been since
1992, you'll be warmly accepted. By the way, when you walk in, you
might see nothing but red since the uniform changes in 2002.