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Ballpark Game Plan: Los Angeles Angels & Angel Stadium

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Field: Angel Stadium

Official Site:

Year Completed: 1966

Capacity: 45,050

Covered: No – Rainout Policy

Mascot: The Angels don’t have an official mascot, but they do have The Rally Monkey, an unofficial mascot. The Rally Monkey only comes out in the sixth inning or later, and only when the Angels are trailing by four or fewer runs.

The Game We’ll See: Monday, September 4: Baltimore Orioles vs. LA Angels (see all 30 here!)

Parking & Transportation:

Angel Stadium parking lots open 2.5 hours prior to the start of the game. Tailgating is permitted in Big A Lot. Parking costs $20 for general parking, and $30 for preferred or oversized vehicle parking.

Oversized vehicle: Angel Stadium has bus and oversized vehicle parking through the Orangewood Avenue bus entrance.

There are several public transportation options. The official MLB site talks about bus service to the stadium, but it simply gives you the name of the organization (the Orange County Transportation Authority) and its phone number (714-636-RIDE). In addition to traditional bus service, there is Metrolink service and an Angel Express Bus that picks up and drops off at Goldenwest Transportation Center for evening games. Many hotels and attractions also provide transportation through the Anaheim Resort Transport service. Finally, you can reach the stadium by the Pacific Surfliner train if you are coming in from San Diego.

Stadium Tours:

Angel Stadium pre-game tours are 60 minutes long and include entry to watch batting practice and/or warm-up exercises. The tour starts 3 hours prior to first pitch, and tour tickets must be purchased in advance. There are no pre-game tours before day games. Tickets are $50 per person.

General Information:

Bags: Angel Stadium allows fans to bring in single compartment purses or bags that are 12” x 12” or smaller, clear plastic bags that do not exceed 12.75” x 6.5” x 12.75”, and medically necessary items including diaper bags. Lockers are not available.

Food & Beverages: Fans may bring in factory-sealed, plastic bottles of water, flavored water, or sports drink up to one liter in size. Empty plastic bottles are also allowed into Angel Stadium. Fans may also bring in individual-sized portions of food in a clear, plastic bag no greater than one gallon in size.

Cashless transactions: All transactions are cashless.

Signs: Signs are permitted if they are baseball-related, don’t block views, interfere with the game, contain advertising, or contain offensive materials. They may not exceed 3 feet tall by 12 feet wide, and they must be fire retardant.

Foul Balls: Fans may keep foul balls, as long as they don’t interfere with play or enter the playing area to retrieve them.

Gates: Gates open 90 minutes prior to first pitch.

Cameras: While cameras are permitted, lenses must be no longer than 6”, and monopods and tripods are prohibited.

Umbrellas: Personal-sized umbrellas are permitted.

Where to Sit:

For shade, sit on the third base line. If you are there during the day, consider Section 206, where you are under an overhang.

If you aren’t on a tight budget, find seats on the 100 level as close to the field as possible. Based on reviews, it sounds like you are most likely to end up Field All Star (Sections 108 – 109, or 127 – 128) or Field Preferred (Sections 106 – 107, or 129 – 130). You can also look for seats in Rows A – D of the Terrace MVP and Terrace All Star Sections (210 – 213 and 221 – 224, and 207 – 209 and 225 – 227, respectively).

The best value, try for Right Field MVP seats, especially if you get get into Row A.

The views are still good from the relatively cheap seats in the upper decks. Since prices can be high depending on the opposing team, this is the best way to save money.

Avoid Sections 231, 232, 233, and 260.


  • The food at Angel Stadium does not get particularly strong reviews from most authors.
  • Chronic Tacos, in Sections 211, 420, and the First Base Food Court, have decent nachos. However, Ballpark Chasers on Facebook recommend the Helmet Nachos sold by Casa Modelo in Section 260.
  • Baseball Road Trips recommends the rotisserie chicken sandwich from La Rotisserie (Section 114).
  • The park does offer a nice selection of vegetarian and vegan dishes, including Kung Pao Cauliflower (at Brewery X, Section 349) and Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Mac and Cheese Bowl (Crafty Mac, Section 114 and Portable 237).
  • For dessert, fans recommend Cathy’s Cookies, Gate 1 & 4 Courtyard and Section 432.

First Time Visitors:

According to the official site, the Angels have a first-time certificate available online. You must print it out at home to commemorate your visit. However, a Ballpark Chaser on Facebook said that they went to the Guest Relations desk and the person had a first visit certificate available there.


No official policy is outlined.

Other Stadium Tips & Highlights:

Budweiser sponsors the Los Angeles Angels’ designated driver program. Sign up here and be entered to win an Angels prize pack each month during the season.

Check out the two size 649 ½ hats outside the gate by home plate. Inside the park, Angels history is woven throughout the park. Look for the timelines, the Angels Hall of Fame, and the trophy case for the 2002 World Series team. You’ll also find statues of Michelle Carew and Gene Autry, The Singing Cowboy and Angels owner. Don’t miss your opportunity to take your picture with the giant Angels “A.”

The Angels’ retired numbers include:

  • 11 – Jim Fregosi
  • 26 – Gene Autry, owner
  • 29 – Rod Carew
  • 30 – Nolan Ryan
  • 50 – Jimmie Reese
  • 42 – Jackie Robinson (retired by the MLB)