Los Angeles Angels Overview

Fast facts

League: Cactus League

Head Coach: Mike Scioscia

Team Mascot: Rally Monkey

Year Opened: 1969

Capacity: 9785

City / State: Tempe / AZ

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Angels vs Red Sox

Rival Team: Boston Red Sox

A rivalry that includes fights, late inning rallies, and playoff collapses is guaranteed to be a good matchup to see. Starting with a sports bet between each teams management in the 60’s, this rivalry is one of the best games to see due to the history between the two teams.

Angels vs Dodgers

Rival Team: Los Angeles Dodgers

The Freeway Series is a great time to catch a game at the Big A because there are lots of bragging rights on the line when the Angels and Dodgers get together. Only around 30 miles separate these two Southern California-based teams, so don’t miss it when the Angels and Dodgers square off.

Angels vs Rangers

Rival Team: Texas Rangers

The Angels and Rangers have faced off for the AL West crown on several occasions in recent years, which has helped develop a strong rivalry between the two. The matchups between the Angels and Rangers are always intense, so make sure to get your tickets when Texas comes to town.

Angels vs Athletics

Rival Team: Oakland Athletics

The Angels and their Northern California counterparts have a long-running rivalry that you won’t want to miss. The Angels and A’s rivalry dates back to the 1960s and has been going strong ever since.

Los Angeles Angels Tailgate Guide


You’ll want to get to Tempe Diablo Stadium well before the game to make the most out of your trip to see the Angels at spring training. The spring training facility provides you with the chance to see all your favorite players, including Mike Trout, practice in preparation for the upcoming season as well as the opportunity to tailgate with your friends and family.

The ability to watch team practices is one of the biggest draws of attending spring training. Diehard fans love seeing their favorite players gear up for the season as well as the unparalleled access to the players that spring training provides. Come out to watch team practices early in spring training or catch some batting practice before the game when attending Angels spring training in Tempe.

Additionally, the Angels allow tailgating with gas grills in the parking lots at Tempe Diablo Stadium, making a trip to an Angels spring training game the perfect time to get the first tailgate of the season under your belt. Fans from all over come to watch the Angels spring training games allowing you to meet and carouse with tons of die-hard Angels fans in the parking lots.

Get to Tempe Diablo Stadium early in the day to get the full Angels spring training experience.


Angels Practices

The Angels practice fields are next to the stadium, and practices begin between 9:30 and 10:00 am. The team takes their batting practice before the game on Field #1, which can be seen from the parking lot behind left field.

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Tempe’s Twin Buttes

Tempe Diablo Stadium is bordered by one of Tempe’s Twin Buttes, so make sure to catch a glimpse of it before or during the game. The butte gives the ballpark a unique look and feel, and it's a can’t-miss part of attending a game here in Tempe.

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Angels Signage

Take in all the Angels signage around the outside of the ballpark. The signs do a great job of letting you know who the home team is and help make the ballpark much more photogenic for Angels fans looking to grab a few selfies outside the park.

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Where to tailgate

Los Angeles Angels Stadium Guide

In Game

If you’re a die-hard Angels fan, then you’ll have a fantastic time attending a spring training game at Tempe Diablo Stadium. The ballpark has a uniquely Angels feel to it thanks to the abundance of Angels signage inside and outside the park. Fans will especially love the pennants hanging from the press box, which celebrate the Angels’ playoff appearances as well as the club’s 2002 World Series championship.

Those of you who are big Angels fans will also enjoy the ease with which you can secure an autograph from your favorite players. Both teams’ players usually sign along the outfield lines, and if you want to catch a specific player, it’s typically relatively easy to do when the Angels make their way from the batting practice field to the ballpark.

Once the game starts, you’ll have a great view of the action on the field from all over the ballpark. There are very few obstructed seats here at Tempe Diablo Stadium, and if you’re looking for a different view, you can walk around the concourse and find somewhere else to sit. The Tempe Diablo Stadium Picnic Area is an especially great place to relocate to as it offers an excellent view as well as picnic tables and concessions.

An Angels spring training game is a great experience for any Angels fan, so don’t hesitate to start planning your trip to Tempe.

Things to check out

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Inside the ballpark, you can typically get autographs from the players by hanging out down the outfield lines. Visiting team players tend to be found down the left field line between the dugout and grandstand, while the Angels players are located down the right-field line. You can also catch Angels players between the practice field and the stadium after batting practice. For a 1:05 game time, try and be in the area between the practice field and stadium between 11:15 and 11:30 to get the most autographs possible.

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Take a minute to look at the pennants hanging from the press box’s facade to remember your favorite moments in Angels history. The pennants celebrate the Angels wild card championships and division championships as well as the club’s 2002 World Series title.

Angels Team Shop

Stop by the Angels Team Shop near first base to buy a souvenir from your trip to spring training. The Angels Team Shop sells a variety of team merchandise including t-shirts, jerseys, baseball caps, and more.

Picnic Area

The Tempe Diablo Stadium Picnic Area is a great place to have a snack or grab a drink. The area in sections 19 and 20 offers picnic tables and concessions, so stop by and enjoy a snack.

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Los Angeles Angels Bars & Restaurants

  1. Monkey Pants Bar and Grill

    Souris Saloon Silhouette Lounge

    Cool atmosphere, amazing food and excellent drinks!

    3223 S Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282, USA

    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  2. Brick and Barley

    Brick and Barley

    Great food and drinks, plus awesome service!

    201 E Baseline Rd, Tempe, AZ 85283, USA

    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $

  3. Final Round

    Final Round burger fries

    Your favorite neighborhood sports bar and grill! Voted best wings and best place to watch football!

    5030 S Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282, USA

    Bar website

    american - pizza - sportsbar - $

  4. Philly’s Sports Bar & Grill

    Phillys Sports Bar Grill

    With 40+ HDTVs and ALL sports packages so you can enjoy your favorite games. Topping that off with a huge variety of drinks and an awesome menu!

    1402 S Priest Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA

    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  5. Tailgate Sports Bar & Grill

    Bull McCabes Irish Pub beer

    Amazing food, great service and nice atmosphere.

    930 W Broadway Rd, Tempe, AZ 85282, USA

    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  6. Red Devil Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

    Bellas Pizza of Bristol Pizza Don Vitos Italian Restaurant Pizza Chiefs Place PIzza Pizza Patriot Pub & Grub Pizza Robertos Pizza Ranias Restaurant Pizza The Prescott Pizza Pleasant City Wood Fired Grille Pauls Deli Restaurant Wildcat Angelas Ristorante Pizzeria

    Serving a full Italian menu and hand tossed, New York style pizza.

    208 W Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282, USA

    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$

  7. Venezia’s Pizzeria

    Top of the Rock Restaurant

    Where making great pizza is a family tradition!

    27 E Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282, USA

    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $

  8. Detroit Coney Grill

    burger McGrearys Restaurant Celestial Cafe

    We have the Best Hot Dogs in the World. We Grind our Own Beef for our Burgers. We hand-cut our fries using only Idaho Potatoes. We serve Amazing Pitas and Salads. We sell FAYGO POP and Better Made Chips.

    930 W Broadway Rd, Tempe, AZ 85282, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  9. Woodshed


    Tons of great beers to choose from, equisitely delicious wings, and awesome place to watch sports on TV!

    19 W Baseline Rd, Tempe, AZ 85283, USA

    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  10. Top of the Rock Restaurant

    Top of the Rock Restaurant

    With captivating views of beautiful Tempe and Scottsdale landmarks, Top of the Rock will surely give you a memorable and delicious experience.

    2000 W Westcourt Way, Tempe, AZ 85282, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$$

  11. Yucca Tap Room

    House of Wings Sportsbar Beer 3rd Base Sports Bar Beer Kilroys Beer

    A Tempe landmark, Yucca has showcased live music in an intimate setting for over 40 years.

    29 W Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $

  12. Boulders on Broadway

    Boulders on Broadway

    Boulders is all about the food, craft beer, bike riding, rock climbing and adventure! With 30 draft handles and 70 plus bottles of craft beer.

    530 W Broadway Rd, Tempe, AZ 85282, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$