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No, the Angels have not been negotiating with City of Industry

Sep 21, 2012, 2:16 PM EDT

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Yesterday the Los Angeles Daily News reported that the Angels and the City of Industry have been negotiating about the team possibly maybe moving up there.  It seemed like an extreme long shot at the very best and more likely a total ruse/negotiating ploy.  Bill Shaikin reports, however, that it’s even less than that. It’s baloney:

The Angels have not held negotiations about moving to a potential new ballpark in the City of Industry, Angels Chairman Dennis Kuhl said Thursday …

Industry City Manager Kevin Radecki said he was unaware of any conversations involving the Angels coming to his town.

“We haven’t talked to anybody here,” Radecki said.

Alrighty then.

  1. blacksables - Sep 21, 2012 at 2:21 PM

    They aren’t moving to the City of Industry. There is nothing there for the fans. No restaurants, no clubs, nothing the fans would do before or after the game. In today’s world, the fans want more than just the game.

    Nothing to do = no fans.

    Also, the only space available right now to build a new stadium is down by the tracks, and hobo’s and Orange County don’t mix.

    • atworkident - Sep 21, 2012 at 2:41 PM

      There is nothing by the Nats stadium. They seem to be making due. They even make fans leave before the game is over since parking is scarce and metro closes early… but that is another issue for a different blog.

      • natslady - Sep 21, 2012 at 3:12 PM

        Jack Evans says the issue will be resolved for the playoff games. Metro will stay open. Didn’t say who will pay. I suggested corporate sponsors, I mean, why not? Good publicity, not expensive compared to Super Bowl ads, under $30K per hour.

      • cosanostra71 - Sep 21, 2012 at 3:36 PM

        surprisingly enough, fans in Orange County and fans in Washington DC have different wants and needs. Just because it works in DC doesn’t mean it will here.

  2. burgandyandgold - Sep 21, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    What the heck is the City of Industry?

    • cosanostra71 - Sep 21, 2012 at 3:37 PM

      north of Orange County

    • jarathen - Sep 21, 2012 at 3:39 PM

      It’s actually very self-explanatory.

  3. APBA Guy - Sep 21, 2012 at 4:04 PM

    Not to be confused with South San Francisco, the Industrial City.

  4. jimatkins - Sep 21, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    Industry is a tax-dodge city set up with about 100 residents scattered around about 40 square miles along the UP railroad tracks east of LA. Lots of light and medium industries there, and a lot of open land at the east end, where the stadium site would be. Probably not going to happen. Grew up near there, in Rowland Heights, over the hill from Brea, not too far from Anaheim which is why I’m a Halo fan. The Angels would be nuts to move there. Better access in Anaheim, serious fan base there, good anti-Blue identity, lots of reasons to stay.

  5. gmsalpha - Sep 21, 2012 at 9:46 PM

    Los Angeles Angels of Industry?
    City of Industry Angels?
    Angels of Industry?
    Anaheim Angels of the City of Industry?

    I still miss the California Angels.

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