The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim may soon drop the "of Anaheim" from their name. The Angels are looking to negotiate a deal with the city of Anaheim that will keep them there through 2057. Part of the deal includes removing Anaheim from their official team name, the Los Angeles Times reported. The club changed its name from "Anaheim Angels" to "Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim" before the 2005 season. The "Anaheim" name was required to appear in the team name to satisfy a lease provision. Under the new proposal, the team would officially be called the "Los Angeles Angels." Anaheim's city council is expected to vote Tuesday to negotiate the new deal with the club. The proposed agreement includes the team paying for a major renovation of Angels Stadium while owner Arte Moreno rents land surrounding the park for $1 per year and securing the development rights for 66 years. Angel Stadium opened in 1966. It is the fourth oldest stadium in the major leagues behind Fenway Park in Boston, Wrigley Field in Chicago and Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Angel Stadium was renovated in 1997. Then-owner Disney paid for much of the $118 million cost. The proposal that keeps the team in Anaheim until 2057 does include opt-outs in 2036 and 2050. The Angels can opt out of their current lease in 2016 but that would be extended to 2019 if the city votes in favor of negotiating new terms. The club was originally named "Los Angeles Angels" from 1961-64. It changed to "California Angels" in 1965 before becoming the "Anaheim Angels" in 1997.
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