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L.A. Daily News: Source: Angels talk to Industry about move to new stadium

Angels officials have had preliminary talks about moving the Major League Baseball franchise from Anaheim to Industry, according to a source with close ties to Industry City Hall.

The team’s lease at Angel Stadium in Anaheim is up in 2016, and the Angels at that time would either have to renew their agreement until 2029 or move to a new home.

Boileryard Posted: September 20, 2012 at 03:05 PM | 34 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: September 20, 2012 at 04:35 PM (#4241466)
Los Angeles Angels of Industry.

That would be an awesome name. Right up there with Nippon Ham Fighters, for the same reason.
   2. TerpNats Posted: September 20, 2012 at 04:53 PM (#4241477)
"Angels of Industry" -- a supernatural commerce novel.

(It would still make more sense to have the NFL in Industry and the Angels downtown, next to Staples.)
   3. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 20, 2012 at 05:02 PM (#4241482)
Tough to see how the Giants allow them to move 19 miles north without paying territorial rights fees.
   4. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: September 20, 2012 at 05:14 PM (#4241491)
This might be the kind of move that Scioscia really wants.
   5. Nasty Nate Posted: September 20, 2012 at 05:19 PM (#4241497)
Angels talk to Industry


leprechauns talk to communism
unicorns converse with brotherhood
demons tell a story to infrastructure
cyclops have a discussion with science
   6. smileyy Posted: September 20, 2012 at 05:38 PM (#4241520)
My only familiarity with (City of) Industry is Barry Zuckercorn picking up transsexual street prostitutes there in Arrested Development.

IOW, Ozzie Guillen is eagerly awaiting Miami's next interleague series at the Angels,
   7. Poster Nutbag Posted: September 20, 2012 at 05:45 PM (#4241532)
Tough to see how the Giants allow them to move 19 miles north without paying territorial rights fees.


Straight gut-laugh
   8. phredbird Posted: September 20, 2012 at 05:47 PM (#4241535)
FTFA:

Sports Economist Rob Baade said he would not be surprised if the Angels were shopping around for potential stadium deals.

"It's a negotiating chip," said Baade, who did work to analyze the economic impact of Staples Center in Los Angeles. "That's always the way it's done. They would use a proposal in Industry or some other place in their negotiations with the current stadium owners."


they're just angling to get a better deal. if the angels move, it would only be if they somehow get a downtown stadium deal.

AEG is going on the block, by the way. so suddenly it looks like there's a scramble downtown. who knows what will be in place when the dust settles.
   9. Tripon Posted: September 20, 2012 at 05:55 PM (#4241541)
I wouldn't be suprised if the NFL ends up in Orange County and the Angels ended up in downtown.
   10. akrasian Posted: September 20, 2012 at 05:58 PM (#4241542)
Los Angeles Angels of Industry

To be technical, it'd be Los Angeles Angels of City Of Industry
   11. Shredder Posted: September 20, 2012 at 06:09 PM (#4241550)
It would be cool if the Dodgers then moved to the City of Commerce. Industry vs. Commerce for the hometown rivalry.
   12. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: September 20, 2012 at 06:13 PM (#4241554)
"Angels of Industry" -- a supernatural commerce novel.
It's an Ayn Rand novel.
   13. UCCF Posted: September 20, 2012 at 06:16 PM (#4241557)
To be technical, it'd be Los Angeles Angels of City Of Industry

I assume that any deal to leave Anaheim will require them to leave Anaheim in the team name. So it will ultimately be:

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of City of Industry

Good luck fitting that on a pennant.
   14. TerpNats Posted: September 20, 2012 at 06:33 PM (#4241565)
I wouldn't be surprised if the NFL ends up in Orange County and the Angels ended up in downtown.
Industry is actually in Los Angeles County, I believe.
   15. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: September 20, 2012 at 06:44 PM (#4241569)
according to Wiki

Home to over 2,500 businesses and 80,000 jobs, but only 219 residents at the 2010 census
   16. Tripon Posted: September 20, 2012 at 06:47 PM (#4241572)
Industry is actually in Los Angeles County, I believe.


It is, and its basically the middle of nowhere surrounded by civilization. Only reason Industry exists is because a bunch of businesses made up a fake town for cheaper taxes, but it has very few homes in the city proper.
   17. Bob T Posted: September 20, 2012 at 06:50 PM (#4241574)
Industry is toward the east end of Los Angeles County. It tends to use the name "City of Industry" because it sounds better. Same thing with Commerce. Commerce gets a ton of money from casino poker. Industry is an oddly shaped area that has a lot of retail in it. It actually has some nice looking parts to it. There is a big resort with some nice golf courses in it. It used to be a Marriott and was the Big Ten host spot for a while for the Rose Bowl, but it's now called Pacific Palms and it's days of hosting bowl teams has passed it by.

The NFL required the backer of the Industry stadium idea (Ed Roski) to call the area by a different name. So it became "Grand Crossing."
   18. phredbird Posted: September 20, 2012 at 06:54 PM (#4241579)
it has very few homes in the city proper.


we've written about it. there's about 60 registered voters in the city. its mostly industrial parks and freeways.

though bob t is right. there is a small neighborhood in there somewhere that isn't a blight. pacific palms is actually in puente, but that's right next door.
   19. SoSH U at work Posted: September 20, 2012 at 06:58 PM (#4241581)
I'd never heard Industry referred to without the "City of." I prefer it that way, just as I like the capitalized The in front of Citadel.
   20. Bob T Posted: September 20, 2012 at 07:00 PM (#4241585)
I like the fact that it is almost impossible to find the name of the mayor of Industry on the city's own website.
I believe Mayor Pro Tem is Jeff Parriott
   21. akrasian Posted: September 20, 2012 at 07:24 PM (#4241601)
I'd never heard Industry referred to without the "City of." I prefer it that way, just as I like the capitalized The in front of Citadel.

I grew up right by there, and used to go to the movies at Puente Hills mall every weekend - and NOBODY I knew when I was growing up ever called it anything but "City of Industry" or "The City of Industry". The official website calls it that too.
   22. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: September 20, 2012 at 08:02 PM (#4241623)
   23. Golfing Great Mitch Cumstein Posted: September 20, 2012 at 08:25 PM (#4241642)
I guess I am the only person who ever saw CIty of Industry with Harvey Keitel and Skeet Ulrich? I was one of those post-Reservoir Dogs from the mid-90's.
   24. Bob T Posted: September 20, 2012 at 08:25 PM (#4241643)
Industry is a charter city. So under California law, it has the right to make a lot of its own laws and regulations, more so than most other cities (aka "general law cities"). It also means that the city can do a lot of stuff that nobody notices, like pay its City Managers obscene amounts.

In the 2000 Census, Industry had 777 residents. Now, it's just 219. It's the Detroit of tiny cities!

And although Industry may be tiny, Vernon (population about 80) used to be home to a PCL team back in the day (1910s). Mostly because you could buy beer in Vernon and you couldn't in Los Angeles.
   25. Super Creepy Derek Lowe (GGC) Posted: September 20, 2012 at 08:34 PM (#4241647)
I guess I am the only person who ever saw CIty of Industry with Harvey Keitel and Skeet Ulrich? I was one of those post-Reservoir Dogs from the mid-90's.

I saw it, but I don't recall it.
   26. phredbird Posted: September 20, 2012 at 08:45 PM (#4241652)
I guess I am the only person who ever saw CIty of Industry with Harvey Keitel and Skeet Ulrich? I was one of those post-Reservoir Dogs from the mid-90's.


i did too. it was pretty forgettable.
   27. TerpNats Posted: September 20, 2012 at 08:52 PM (#4241659)
Hey, let's not forget the "City of Merchandise" on "America 2Night," the continuation of the "Fernwood 2Night" talk show parody -- brought to you on UBS, "where we put U before the BS"!
   28. Shredder Posted: September 20, 2012 at 10:47 PM (#4241729)
It used to be a Marriott
it was a Sheraton, actually, but a franchise hotel, not a corporate property. And Pacific Palms may technically be in Puente, but when it was a Sheraton, it was called Industry Hills. The golf courses, built on an old landfill, are decidedly average, and too difficult for most of the people who play there. They've played a couple LPGA events there, but its never been popular with the players. When it opened, Lee Trevino (allegedly) played about seven holes before walking off saying "they ruined a good dump when they built this place".

There are plenty of strip clubs in town though.
   29. Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: September 20, 2012 at 10:48 PM (#4241730)
I saw it, but I don't recall it.

I think I remember that Audrey Griswold was a little bit naked in it. That's all I got.
   30. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 21, 2012 at 12:05 AM (#4241753)
Home to over 2,500 businesses and 80,000 jobs, but only 219 residents at the 2010 census

A recipe for graft and corruption.
   31. bads85 Posted: September 21, 2012 at 12:12 AM (#4241756)
The golf courses, built on an old landfill, are decidedly average, and too difficult for most of the people who play there.


They made the Eisenhower (the really hard one) course much more playable. There used to be a a minimum handicap to play there, but not anymore. I played there last year in a match for the first time in a very long time, and with the exception of a couple of bullshit, tricked out holes, it is now a solid course. I don't know about the other course.
   32. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: September 21, 2012 at 12:17 AM (#4241758)

It would be cool if the Dodgers then moved to the City of Commerce.

Even better if they did so and changed their name to the Clause.
   33. Voros McCracken of Pinkus Posted: September 21, 2012 at 12:46 AM (#4241771)
Tough to see how the Giants allow them to move 19 miles north without paying territorial rights fees.

Winner!
   34. Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: September 21, 2012 at 01:36 AM (#4241787)

It would be cool if the Dodgers then moved to the City of Commerce.

Even better if they did so and changed their name to the Clause.


The Angels would have to become the Standard first.

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