While there may not be much history or nostalgic charm to the recently renovated Angel Stadium, it’s pretty clean as far as ballparks go and has a fairly open layout, which we love. There’s an outdoor courtyard when you walk through the turnstiles, and 2 large food courts within, one on the 1st base side and one on the 3rd base side, each with a small amount of outdoor seating. Also try to check out the picnic area in center field on the Terrace Level concourse.
Food and Drink:
The concessions inside have changed a bit since 2011 season. You have the same type of mediocre hot dogs as Dodger Stadium (although not called Dodger Dogs) and a few so-so chains like Jack in the Box and Panda Express. Clyde Wright's Tennesee BBQ at Gate 1 is pretty popular and a step above from the mediocre. The park has done away with sushi and Diablo's BBQ and instead added Chronic Tacos (Sec 24) and Signature Halo Barbacoa Nachos (multiple locations)which are worth checking out.
Also new to 2012: Street Tacos (Sec 259)
For different types of hot dogs, you'll find a huge variety at Major League Dogs (Sec 211 and 424). They offer up Chicago Dogs, New York Coney Chili Cheese Dogs, and Kansas City BBQ Dogs to name a few.
AtMelissa's Harvest (one in each food court) you can find healthier items like a Veggie Dog, Black Bean Burger, Veggie Wrap, and Gluten Free Options.
There are a couple of lounges and restaurants inside, but they are limited to certain ticket holders, mainly club level season ticket holders and suite owners. The Knothole Club, an indoor and outdoor restaurant usually available to club level ticket holders, opens to the public in the 6th inning.
In centerfield you'll find a children’s concessions area serving things like PB&J and corndogs.
The beer prices are fairly low compared to other parks, and there’s a decent selection including Sapporo, Firestone, and Foster’s. Near Gate 2, you'll find a specialty craft beer stand. We also like the numerous Corona/Pacifico stands located throughout. You can also find a couple of El Jimador Tequila stands as well as a few Fetzer Vineyard stands selling California wines.
Beware of some seats in the back of the field level – a low overhang blocks part of your view of the field.
Red Sox fans way outnumbered Angels fans when i was here. Where are all you Angels fans?? If you're from LA County, take the train from Union Station - super easy and cheaper than we thought it would be. I think prices recently changed.
Very clean and family friendly. Feels a lot like Disney Land, which makes sense since it's right next door. Best seats in the house from dug out to dug out, any level. Avoid the hot dogs and check out some really good food like the pulled pork or crispy
Unfortunately, Anaheim is pure suburbia and there aren't a ton of really interesting places to hang out before or after the game (unless you count Disneyland), but check our "Before & After the Game" map for a few bar and restaurants in the area. We like to stop by The Catch or JT Schmid's post game in order to wait out traffic before getting back in the car and dealing with more Southern California gridlock.
Located just off the I-5 freeway, there are 3 entrances into Angel Stadium's parking lot - via Douglas Rd, State College Blvd, and Orangewood Ave, and it's usually only $8 for cars. It's a fairly driver friendly stadium - as there is ample lot space and it shouldn't take you too long to get in and out - unlike it's neighbor Dodger Stadium. We did find a private $5 lot off State College Blvd an hour before the game, and it was practically an extension of the Angels lot.
As for tailgating - alcohol in the parking is illegal, and only approved barbeque units are allowed. In theory you could save $8 (or $5) and park at a nearby business's parking lot, but it will be a hike. We do recommend checking out Throwback's Sports Bar and Grill (on our exterior map) - as they offer a free shuttle to and from the game.
Fortunately, the Anaheim metrolink train stop is right off Katella Ave. It's a good alternative to dealing with Southern California traffic, especially for weekday night games. If coming from Los Angeles, park at downtown's Union Station (800 N. Alameda St) and take it in on the Orange County line. This is more a traffic avoiding recommendation more than it is a money saving one, as a round trip will be about $16 per person, not including parking fees at Union Station or other metro lots. Rates do change and can be confusing, so for more information on fares, schedules, etc go to: www.metrolinktrains.com
Be sure to also read our "Info Inside the Stadium" section for some great things inside Angel Stadium.