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LA Angels in talks to move to Long Beach

The Los Angeles Angels are in preliminary talks with the city of Long Beach about building a new stadium in a downtown waterfront development.

The Major League Baseball team recently agreed to continue playing at Angel Stadium in Anaheim through the 2020 season, but the team’s future beyond that is unclear.

Looking to capitalize on this, the city of Long Beach has approached the team about moving to a 13-acre lot on the city’s waterfront.

“We are in the early stages of our due diligence and are exploring a variety of options for this property,” Long Beach mayor Robert Garcia said. “We have approached the Angels to express our interest and discuss the possibilities of this opportunity.”

Angels president John Carpino added: “As we have stated from the beginning, we must explore all our options to secure a long-term future for the Angels and provide fans with a high quality experience in a renovated or new ballpark.”

The Angels are expected to continue exploring potential new ballparks throughout southern California, while renovating Angel Stadium or building a new one in Anaheim are also options.

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