The theater that began the best celebration of the Allied World League championship could be sacrificed so that the angels can build as cheaply as possible on the stadium car park.
The City National Garden of Anaheim is located on part of the land with Anaheim city dealing with the Angels to develop it, according to city documents.
The city and Angels met with their second negotiating session on Friday, and both sides hope to deal with the team in Anaheim for years and would build shops, restaurants, hotels and other amenities on the lot. parking around the stadium.
The city and the angels of Friday will not discuss what would happen to the Grove, citing the ongoing negotiations.
The Grove is owned by the city and run by Nederlander Concert. Nederlander refused to say when his management agreement goes with the city expired, and city spokesman Mike Lyster said that information was not immediately available.
“We have been committed to our partnership with Anaheim City for years,” said Alex Hodges, chief executive officer of Nederlander Concert, in a statement.
The city previously considered the demolition of the center. In 2005, the city applied the NFL to build a stadium on the Grove site.
In 2013, as part of the negotiations which eventually fell, a draft memorandum of understanding was requested that the Angels would develop the stadium parking lot, with the city listing the status of the Grove as one of the “duties” that would be spent. solution. the angels to acquire development rights.
The city reached agreement on dealing with the Ducks last year which allows staff to develop the area around the nearby Honda Center. This area is already used as a concert venue – as a full size area and as a half-size theater – but duck management may be reluctant to improve the entertainment options in and around the Honda Center if Garran still as a contest.
The Grove opened in 1998 as Tinseltown, a dinner theater in which the production was Hollywood style awards and shows members of the audience. Patrons interrupted on red carpet, spotted by spotlights, faux interviewers interviewing them, caused by faux paparazzi and autonomous hunters.
The concept broke. The facility was converted to a concert hall the following year, and the property was purchased by Anaheim city in 2002.
Nederlander Concert has since run the theater. The Grove runs over 250 concerts, shows, private functions and community events each year. The December calendar includes a concert by Chris Isaak, a “Nutcracker” performance by the Analet Ballet, and a live stage version of “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”
Among the artists who play in the Grove: Prince, Willie Nelson, Stevie Nicks, Jackson Browne, Julio Iglesias, Ray Charles, Brian Wilson and Scott Spiezio.
That would be the same as Scott Spiezio who played the first medal for the angels. On October 26, 2002, with the Angels trailing, 5-0, and eight from the losing World Series, Spiezio hit the home run through a run that inspired a 6-repeat game.
The next day, the Angels won the World Series. Three months later, Spiezio led his rock band on stage at the Grove.