Angels to Los Angeles a possibility
Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:30 am
http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-042 ... 0864.story
Arte Moreno apparently did. Moreno, the Angels' owner, and Angels Chairman Dennis Kuhl met this month with AEG President Tim Leiweke, a meeting first reported by the Daily News. Neither AEG nor the Angels would discuss the meeting. Moreno was traveling and unavailable to discuss his stadium plans, Angels spokesman Tim Mead said.
However, the Angels can exercise an escape clause in their stadium lease in 2016. If they do not, they must remain in Anaheim until 2029.
"What kind of stadium will be left in 2016?" Moreno told The Times then. "I really need to make a call four or five years before that."
It is not surprising that Moreno would talk with Leiweke. The Angels and AEG already are merchandising partners. If the NFL and AEG cannot make a deal within the next year or two, the Angels could be on deck, on the site now reserved for Farmers Field.
The Dodgers could not challenge an Angels move to Los Angeles, at least not in the way the San Francisco Giants are blocking the A's from moving to San Jose.
The Giants have exclusive territorial rights to San Jose. The Dodgers and Angels share an identical territory, including Los Angeles.