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August 27, 1998 | ELAINE GALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Harvest Crusade, the evangelical festival that revolutionized the old-fashioned revival meetings with its mix of scriptures and pop culture, returns to Anaheim this evening for its ninth year with a renewed mission of bringing Christianity to young people.
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December 30, 2003 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
The Angels put a new spin on the popular "turn back the clock" sports promotions Monday, announcing their ballpark would be renamed Angel Stadium of Anaheim next season and suggesting the team might keep that name permanently, rather than sell it to another corporate sponsor. "We're going to take a long, hard look at that," Angel President Dennis Kuhl said. As expected, the Angels and Edison International jointly confirmed Monday that the company had exercised its option to terminate the sponsorship agreement under which Anaheim Stadium had become Edison Field.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 1997
The Angels cannot attract fans to games in a pennant race, so what do the Angels have planned for next season: Raise ticket prices; prohibit fans from bringing food into the stadium; rename the stadium to Edison International Field of Anaheim, or Edison Field for short (Sept. 16). When I want to go to an Angels game, I go to the Big A or Anaheim Stadium, not the Edison International Field of Anaheim. Is all the tradition of the Angels gone now that Disney is in control? If I want a "Disney Experience" I will go to Disneyland.
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December 29, 2003 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
Edison Field could have a new name next season, with the Angels and Edison International in the concluding stages of negotiations to modify the company's sponsorship agreement with the team. Anaheim Stadium became Edison Field in 1998, after the company agreed to pay the Angels more than $60 million over 20 years for a sponsorship package that included broadcast advertising, ballpark advertising, the best luxury suite in the house and naming rights to the newly renovated stadium.
SPORTS
July 27, 2001 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There was no finesse in the way the Angels went about beating the Tampa Bay Devil Rays Thursday. It was about as subtle as a slap in the face. The Angels flexed some muscle in a 5-3 victory in front of 15,782 at Edison Field. They hit four home runs, including consecutive ones by Troy Glaus, Darin Erstad and Garret Anderson in the first inning. There was little use for little ball.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1998
With the Angels in a fight to the finish for a pennant, home attendance will be increasing the rest of the month. There is, however, a clear danger that should be addressed. Between the reserved parking spaces and the main parking sections, there is a long, wide road where tens of thousands of fans and high-powered vehicles of all types compete to cross at right angles to each other. There are no stop signs, warning signs, flashing lights, traffic lights, pedestrian lights or pedestrian paths in place.
SPORTS
June 27, 1999 | CHRIS FOSTER
The busiest man at Edison Field on Saturday was Dr. Lewis Yocum, who examined four Angel players--pitcher Ken Hill, outfielders Tim Salmon, Jim Edmonds and Matt Luke--before the game. The Angels released little information on the results. Yocum is forbidden to comment by club officials. Hill, who had elbow surgery last season, left his last start because of a sore elbow. He will throw on the sidelines today and then will be reevaluated and possibly pitch Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1998
After all the hoopla about Edison Field representing the fan-friendly attitude of the new Angels organization, you have to wonder when you look at the way prices have skyrocketed. In addition to the well-known hikes in ticket and concession prices, here's a really ludicrous example. With the "old" Angels organization, you used to be able to acknowledge a birthday or anniversary on the scoreboard with a simple phone call the day before. Not anymore. Now, you have to send a fax five days in advance of the game and make a mandatory "charitable contribution" of $25. Now, I realize that the new stadium was expensive to build and they have to recoup the costs some way. But soaking fans $25 each for a simple message on the scoreboard is ridiculous, no matter who gets the money.
SPORTS
April 7, 2001
The Angels' opening-day, one-run loss to Texas, when they couldn't score in the ninth inning after loading the bases with nobody out, was a microcosm of their history. They reach the mountaintop, but through some nearly unbelievable bad luck (or seemingly divine intervention) are unable to cross over into the promised land. Come to think of it, they and their fans have spent 40 years in the desert. DON BENDER Burbank
SPORTS
February 28, 1998 | BILL SHAIKIN
Picket signs could ring Edison International Field of Anaheim if the union representing food service workers at the stadium cannot reach agreement on a new contract by the Angels' opening day. The contract between the union and Ogden Management expires next month, and a union official said management must retreat from a contract proposal calling for sharp cuts in wages and benefits.
SPORTS
September 23, 2003 | Ben Bolch, Times Staff Writer
One of the primary issues confronting the Angels as they attempt to reinvent themselves for 2004 is whether to make utilityman Chone Figgins the everyday center fielder. Figgins complicated the matter Monday by making a spectacular over-the-shoulder catch on one play but failing to come up with two other catches during the Seattle Mariners' 5-1 victory over the Angels before 35,537 at Edison Field.
SPORTS
September 18, 2003 | Ben Bolch, Times Staff Writer
With nine games to play, the Angels are left with merely the latest in a series of sobering realizations: They will not finish with a winning record one season after winning the only World Series title in franchise history. The Oakland Athletics eliminated that possibility Wednesday when they held off the Angels, 2-1, at Edison Field to keep their lead over the Seattle Mariners at 4 1/2 games in the American League West.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 2003 | Dave McKibben, Times Staff Writer
Anaheim is taking its title as a sports capital of the United States seriously. Apparently a World Series champion and a Stanley Cup runner-up didn't give the city enough credibility, so it has added gymnastics, lacrosse and now badminton to its sports resume. Shuttlecock feathers were flying all over the Arrowhead Pond on Monday as international badminton officials announced they were bringing their sport to the 330,000 people of Anaheim -- and, they hope, beyond.
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June 7, 2003 | Mike Bresnahan, Times Staff Writer
The baseball banquet at Thousand Oaks High is usually a nice little get-together, a time to thank the seniors and reflect on a season that typically goes like this: Finish second or third in the Marmonte League, lose in the first round of the playoffs, enjoy the grub at the banquet and listen to tidy, polite speeches about the team's top players. This year's banquet, held Thursday night, had a different sense of purpose, a unique beat and rhythm.
SPORTS
April 20, 2003 | Ben Bolch, Times Staff Writer
Maybe the Angels aren't going to let the Seattle Mariners run away with the American League West after all. After playing meekly for eight innings and coming within two outs of allowing the Mariners to take a three-game lead over them, the Angels rallied with three runs in the ninth inning Saturday to take a 7-6 victory before a sellout crowd of 43,536 at Edison Field.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 2003 | Kimi Yoshino, Times Staff Writer
In the Anaheim Angels, Phoenix businessman Arturo Moreno is getting a world-champion baseball team, a roster chock-full of hard-charging players and a ballpark that's been retooled with Baltimore's Camden Yards in mind. But he may be getting something unexpected in the deal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 2001 | CHRISTINE ABREGO
The five-day Harvest Crusade, an event that combines entertainment and California's culture to deliver its message of God's love, will be held at Edison Field in Anaheim beginning Wednesday. Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside and co-founder of Harvest Crusades, will be the guest speaker, leading a gathering of more than 1,140 churches. The event includes a variety of Christian rock and alternative music each night.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1997 | GREG HERNANDEZ and SHELBY GRAD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Under a multimillion-dollar sponsorship deal to be announced Monday, the home of the Anaheim Angels will be getting a new name: Edison International Field of Anaheim, to be shortened on television broadcasts to "Edison Field," a source close to negotiations said Saturday. In what will be a 20-year agreement, Edison International will pay about $1.4 million annually to Walt Disney Co. to become title sponsor of the stadium, currently undergoing a $100-million renovation.
SPORTS
March 31, 2003 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
There were no sounds of joy, of enthusiasm, of the primal noises created by banging sticks together. Instead, in a place you would least expect it, and on a night you would least expect it, there were the sounds of silence. The defense of the first World Series title in Angel history began with a whimper Sunday, in an uninteresting 6-3 loss to the Texas Rangers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 2002 | Christine Hanley, Times Staff Writer
Amid otherwise orderly World Series celebrations, a Garden Grove man was fatally stabbed during a tailgate party in the parking lot of Edison International Field, authorities said Monday. The body of Leopoldo "Polo" Bastida -- described by his family as a lifelong Angels fan -- was found a few blocks from the ballpark about 9 p.m. Sunday, just after the team defeated the San Francisco Giants in Game 7.
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