• My Scores
  • MLB
  • NBA
  • NHL
  • NFL Draft

Are the Angels bound for a new ballpark?

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer
Is this the future home of the Angels? (Keith Birmingham/San Gabriel Valley Tribune)

In what's probably nothing more than a ruse to get a better deal out of Anaheimers, the Angels are investigating a move to nearby Industry, Calif., reports Ben Baeder of the Los Angeles Daily News. Industry, it should be noted, is located 19 miles from the Angels' current home.

All of this is happening because the Angels' stadium lease expires in 2016, and, as Baeder notes, the Angels at that time must either renew their lease through 2029 or move. There's absolutely no chance they abandon the wealthy and populous Southern California market, but there is a chance that they leave Anaheim. So what about Industry?

Although talks are in the "preliminary" stages, the biggest obstacle would seem to be that the Angels are interested in a site -- that desolate nexus of freeways pictured above -- that's already being considered for an NFL stadium. In all likelihood, though, Angels owner Arte Moreno is merely using the threat of move to get concessions out of municipal decision-makers in Anaheim.

Still, the "Los Angeles Angels of Industry" has a certain ring to it. Or better yet: "The Angels of Industry."

For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @EyeOnBaseball on Twitter, subscribe to the RSS feed and "like" us on Facebook.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre

mlb Video

May 4, 2015
Boomer & Carton: Alex Rodriguez $6 million bonus is false (3:00)
May 4, 2015
Roenicke relieved of duties
May 4, 2015
Boomer & Carton: Yankees defeat Red Sox 8-5
May 4, 2015
Boomer & Carton: Nationals defeat Mets 1-0


Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop

Men's New Era Red Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2015 NFL Draft On-Stage 59FIFTY Fitted Hat

2015 NFL Draft Day Hats
Get your team today
Shop Now