Months before public vote, Anaheim politicians secretly decided to sell Angel Stadium

Jan 13, 2022

Anaheim politicians secretly conspired to sell off Angel Stadium to the team owner months before they told the public, according to a lawsuit’s opening brief filed Wednesday in Orange County Superior Court.

That kind of action is typically illegal under the state’s open meeting laws.

In the middle of lease negotiations in 2019, Anaheim City Council members secretly decided to sell the stadium, according to two court declarations, including one from former City Manager Chris Zapata.