Atmosphere

Locally known as “The Big A,” the fans at Angels Stadium of Anaheim bring the stadium to life with booming chants of “Let’s go Angels!” that can be heard for hours before the first pitch. Tailgating is allowed at Angels Stadium; coupled with its urban setting, it’s easy to find many places to enjoy a pre-game celebration whether at the stadium or the many local bars in the area. Don’t let the laid-back nature of California living fool you when it comes to the Angels fan base; they know how to get riled up during the game and take their energy to the next level.

Tailgating around the stadium seems to only really happen during weekend games, so if you’re looking for a more traditional tailgating experience, then that’s the best time for you to go. Otherwise, there are plenty of bars, most grouped together in areas such as the Stadium Promenade, where many fans enjoy the pregame celebration.

Traditions

Big A

Angels Stadium is nicknamed the “Big A” after the park’s original scoreboard. Today the giant A stands in the parking lot, so don’t miss it as you enter.

Gene Autry Statue

The courtyard near Gate 2 is home to the statue of the iconic singing cowboy Gene Autry. Autry served as the Angels club owner from 1960 to 1998 and is a big part of the franchise’s history, so stop by and check out the statue honoring him before entering the stadium.

Giant Angels Hats

Right outside the main entrance of the stadium are two, massive Angels baseball hats, complete with New Era tags on the sweatband. Stop by and snap a picture with the hats before entering the game to commemorate your trip to Angels Stadium.

Brick Infield

Outside the home plate gate is a full sized brick infield, complete with a regulation pitcher’s mound and lighted bases. Located at each position are bricks engraved with the names of every Angels player who has played that position on Opening Day since the Angels joined the AL in 1961. For a fee, Angels fans can personalize the green infield bricks and forever be a part of Angel Stadium at Anaheim.

Where to tailgate

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