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ANAHEIM OFFICIALS ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR SPORTS COMPLEX
Published January 4, 1996
Anaheim officials announced plans yesterday for Sportstown Anaheim, a 159-acre sports, entertainment, retail and office complex that would surround Anaheim Stadium and help boost the region's economy, according to the L.A. TIMES. The complex will be divided into five sections, one including a new football stadium. Anaheim City Manager James Ruth said the city will know "within 90 days" whether they will have an NFL team to replace the Rams. Plans also call for Anaheim Stadium to be renovated into a baseball-only facility, a youth sports center called "Little a," two new hotels and a western-themed area with restaurants, stores and a stage to link the stadium area with the Pond. Sportstown Anaheim would also include a monorail connecting to Disneyland. Officials would not reveal costs or a timetable. Officials also said they are counting on partnerships with private developers, but representatives from the Walt Disney Co. were not present yesterday. NFL Dir of Communications Greg Aiello said the league would not comment on the project (Greg Hernandez, L.A. TIMES, 1/4).