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January 21, 1995 | Shav Glick
The late Mickey Thompson, who pioneered stadium off-road racing, was one of motor racing's most innovative promoters. Before he and his wife were slain March 16, 1988, at their home in Bradbury, the Mickey Thompson Stadium Off-Road Racing program was well in place, attracting crowds of 60,000 annually to Anaheim Stadium and other venues around the country.
March 17, 1987 | MARK HEISLER, Times Staff Writer
The National Football League's site committee announced the finalists for the 25th anniversary 1991 Super Bowl and dropped a bombshell. Among the finalists are the Los Angeles Coliseum, which is still suing the league, and Anaheim Stadium, which has fewer seats than any stadium that has ever had the game. Were the Southland entries a surprise? Ask a Northern Californian. "Why anyone would consider Anaheim, except for the fact that Disneyland is a mile away!" said a flabbergasted State Sen.
City officials on Friday presented Walt Disney Co. a proposal for sharing the cost of renovating Anaheim Stadium, but there are no indications a deal is imminent, sources on both sides said. The city is working to meet a March 17 deadline that Disney imposed when the company's partial purchase of the California Angels was approved last month. Negotiations have intensified dramatically this week as the deadline approaches.
March 9, 1994 | TERRY SPENCER
The earthquake damage at Anaheim Stadium should be repaired by mid-August, including the installation of a new scoreboard that will be the second largest in North America, officials announced Tuesday. Greg Smith, general manager of the stadium, said repairs will begin within six weeks and cost in excess of $5 million. The job will include replacing the Sony Jumbotron scoreboard that fell during the Jan. 17 Northridge earthquake with a board that has a screen 30% larger yet weighs half as much.
March 23, 1998
1. The Angels retired four uniform numbers, two in honor of men who never played for the team. What were the numbers, and who were the men? 2. The Angels also retired No. 42 last year, joining major league baseball in tribute to Jackie Robinson. Who was the last Angel to wear No. 42 at Anaheim Stadium? 3. Jim Abbott jumped from the University of Michigan and the U.S. Olympic team directly to the majors, making his debut at Anaheim Stadium on April 8, 1989.
March 30, 1996 | CHRIS FOSTER
Disney and the City of Anaheim reopened talks Friday that could lead to Disney buying a controlling interest in the Angels, according to Tony Tavares, president of Disney Sports Enterprises. Both sides said they broke off negotiations in mid-March as a Disney-imposed 60-day deadline approached to cut a deal on the renovation of Anaheim Stadium. "We started talking again today," Tavares said. "But I don't want to speculate too much. There are just too many details to be worked out.
September 17, 1995
Anaheim Stadium lost much of its charm 16 years ago when it was walled in and extra seats were installed to lure the Rams from Los Angeles to play their football in Orange County. This year the Rams have run a down and out pattern to St. Louis, leaving a stadium that typifies the much-derided "concrete doughnut" school of architecture. It also will leave the ballpark featuring the sounds of silence on late fall Sundays.
July 31, 1994
Fashions change in architecture as surely as in clothing. When Anaheim Stadium opened in 1966 as the home of the California Angels, it seemed a magnificent ballpark. All that new paint, that glistening concrete, that open space beyond the outfield. Today the stadium is mocked as an example of the "concrete doughnut" style of stadium architecture.
January 25, 1988 | Mary Ann Galante, Times Staff Writer
Rock music may give some people a headache, but it gave Anaheim Stadium something to sing about in 1987. Three summer rock concerts--David Bowie, Bob Dylan/Grateful Dead and Ms. Ciccone--were big factors in helping the stadium make up for attendance lost last year after the Rams canceled a game and missed the playoffs, stadium officials said.
April 14, 1988 | NANCY WRIDE and JOHN WEYLER, Times Staff Writers
A 19-year-old man fell to his death Wednesday night from an upper level of Anaheim Stadium, the first fatal fall in the facility's 22-year history. Police said it was not clear whether the man jumped, was pushed, or fell, although there was no indication of foul play. The fall occurred at about 8:15 p.m., between the sixth and seventh innings of the game between the Angels and the Chicago White Sox, according to Sheri Erlewine, city of Anaheim spokeswoman.
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