• Loading stock data...
Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Meet the Rising 25 Class of 2024!

Angels Threaten Legal Action Over Stadium Real Estate

  • The Los Angeles Angels could sue Anaheim over a planned fire station.
  • The city and team have been embroiled in legal issues this year.
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Anaheim is once again at war with its own baseball team.

The city is anticipating a pair of lawsuits from the team regarding a planned fire station in the Angel Stadium parking lot. Angels’ attorney Allan Abshez has pushed back, saying the city lacks the authority to do so.

Abshez added that if the city does not cancel the contract for the station within 30 days, the team would consider Anaheim in default of its stadium lease and work to cancel its contract with the city.

The city owns the stadium and surrounding area — a fact that has caused ongoing legal tangles throughout the year.

  • In 2019, the city agreed to sell Angel Stadium for $320 million as part of a 151-acre property to a company controlled by team owner Arte Moreno. The city was to receive $150 million in cash.
  • Moreno’s company was to use $170 million in development credits to include affordable housing and parks as part of a development that would create homes, retail, restaurants, office space, and hotels.
  • The deal fell apart amid allegations that then-mayor Harry Sidhu passed confidential information to the team on multiple occasions. Sidhu resigned as mayor effective May 24, 2022.
  • Moreno is now in the process of selling the team.

New Vibe

The fire station in question was in part meant to accommodate a $4 billion planned development called ocV!be around the Honda Center, home to the Anaheim Ducks and half a mile from Angel Stadium.

The city council voted last week to approve the project, which is scheduled to open in 2024.

Copy Link
Link Copied
Link Copied

What to Read

Marlins’ Free Streaming Offer to Fans Highlights RSN’s Financial Issues

The MLB club offers local fans two months of free streaming of its live games.

ESPN Bet’s Operator Is Reportedly Being Eyed in a Potential Takeover

Boyd Gaming has reportedly approached ESPN Bet partner Penn Entertainment about an acquisition.
podcast thumbnail mobile
Front Office Sports Today

How the American Soccer Fan is Unlike Any Other Sports Fans


Featured Today

Jan 3, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; General view of the NFL shield logo signage before the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field.

Odds Stacked Against NFL in Multibillion-Dollar Sunday Ticket Trial

Why the class action trial does not look promising for the league.
Jan 7, 2024; San Francisco, California, USA; Toronto Raptors forward Jontay Porter (11) takes a three-point shot against the Golden State Warriors during the second half at Chase Center.
June 9, 2024

‘Bound to Happen’: The Age of the Sports Betting Scandal Has Arrived

A banishment, betting scheme, and guilty plea all in one scandal-filled span.
June 8, 2024

‘Experimental in Nature’: The Rapid, Confounding Rise of Streaming Bundles

Here’s why confusion continues to outweigh solutions in the streaming package boom.
June 2, 2024

The Nostalgia Market: Michael Jordan’s Memorabilia Remains Coveted, With Caveats

Due to scarcity, and sometimes, items’ undisclosed whereabouts, this world has limitations.

Adidas Whistleblower Alleges Widespread Bribery in China

The German sportswear giant has another headache.
June 12, 2024

Sage Steele Claims in Suit That Her Agents Prioritized Relationship With ESPN Over Her

She says CAA chose its relationship over ESPN over advocating for her.
June 14, 2024

NFL Declined ESPN Offer to Drastically Reduce Sunday Ticket Price

The NFL’s prospects aren’t looking good in court.

How HOKA is Reimagining the NIL Relationship

HOKA, the renowned athletic footwear and apparel brand, is betting on a new reality with NIL.
June 10, 2024

NC State’s 1983 Title Team Sues NCAA Over Name, Image, and Likeness

The ’83 team is one of March Madness’s most memorable Cinderellas.
Sep 10, 2023; Flushing, NY, USA; Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts towards his player's box during a changeover against Daniil Medvedev (not pictured) in the men's singles final on day fourteen of the 2023 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
May 29, 2024

Ticketmaster Causes Eras Tour–Like Disappointment in Tennis, One Week After DOJ Lawsuit

Tennis fans struggled to get tickets during the US Open presale.
May 28, 2024

Ángel Hernández’s Career and Crusade End With Retirement Settlement

The umpire unsuccessfully sued the league for racial discrimination.
May 28, 2024

NFL Kicker Sexually Assaulted Attendants on Team Flight, Lawsuit Says

Brandon McManus allegedly ‘grinded up against’ them on a flight to London.