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Anaheim, CA 92806 (714) 704-2700
How It All Began
On October 2, 1992, Walt Disney Pictures released the hit movie “The Mighty Ducks” and created a new wave of excitement among the nation's youth and ice hockey. Starring Emilio Estevez and a band of kids who learn to play and win as a team, “The Mighty Ducks” grossed $51 million at the box office and served as the inspiration for the name of the Walt Disney Company's NHL club.
The original official team colors and logo were unveiled on June 7, 1993, and Mighty Ducks merchandise was immediately propelled into one of the top sellers in all of professional sports.
Purple, jade, silver and white were chosen as the team's colors while an attractive crest featuring a duck head-shaped hockey mask was chosen to give the club its own unique identity. As a testament to the logos popularity, the Ducks original jersey was named the “most fashionable” uniform in all of sports at the inaugural ESPY awards in 1997.
As times changed, so did some of the Ducks looks throughout the team's first 12 seasons. The club has appeared in three different alternate jerseys over the years (each pictured). Anaheim 's first alternate sweater was a cartoon Duck breaking through a sheet of ice. The club moved to a more classic approach with its next two sweaters, using black with dark plum, silver and white accenting as its color palate for the last alternate jersey worn during the 2003-2004 and 2005-2006 seasons.
A New Look Unveiled
In the spring of 2005, Henry and Susan Samueli entered into an agreement with the Walt Disney Company to purchase the Ducks franchise. In the Samueli's first year of ownership, the Ducks set franchise records for overall wins (43) and standings points (98). Entering the 2006 Playoffs as the Western Conference's sixth seed, the Ducks upset the third-seeded Calgary Flames in a thrilling seven-game series and went on to sweep the Colorado Avalanche before losing to the Edmonton Oilers in the Western Conference Finals.
On June 22, 2006 , a new era began for the franchise as the team became officially known as the Anaheim Ducks. In addition, a new logo and color scheme was unveiled. The new look and identity of the Ducks were a collab or ative eff or t, mixing opinions of fans as well as Ducks players, ownership and management. All parties involved unanimously decided to go beyond simply altering the original concept of an aggressive duck character.
In shaping the new design, the focus was sharpened to create an overall image that expressed excitement, speed and a competitive edge. In addition, a classic col or palette of black and metallic gold was developed, with an accent of or ange as a metaph or ical link to the team's Orange County home.
The result is a strong, typographic mark anch or ed by a stylized “D” that echoes the image of a duck's foot or footprint. The custom typography has a powerful f or ward momentum and is made up of metallic gold letters with or ange drop-shadows and a black holding shape. The new unif or ms are an evolution of the earlier sweater design but with gold, white and or ange sweeping stripes influenced by the curves of the “D” in the Ducks logo.
A Twist on the New
Starting in the 2007-08 season, the National Hockey League and Reebok teamed to create the Rbk EDGE Uniform System to meet the performance demands of today's NHL player. The result of more than two years of research and testing, the system features technologically advanced materials and fabrics that are more breathable, more water-resistant, more comfortable and more compatible with equipment.
The Rbk EDGE Uniform System is worn by all 30 NHL teams in their respective colors and designs. The introduction of this system during the 2007-08 season marked the first time in the history of North American professional sports that a uniform innovation was implemented League-wide.
The Latest Third Jersey
The final design, based on hundreds of drawings and design refinements, is a striking new third jersey and uniform that's a combination of contemporary and time-honored styles. The jersey is black, with orange sleeves and tapered orange side panels. The “D-foot” has been maximized in embroidery on the chest. The neck and shoulder yoke design fuses hockey tradition with modern design flair, carrying the orange pin-line from the socks, sleeves and side panels to the top portion of the jersey. The shoulder patch integrates the original Mighty Duckslogo into a new oval mark, now reading “Anaheim Ducks,” and serves as a link between the team's past, present and future. The jersey is constructed of performance Reebok fabrics with air-knit front, stretch mesh back and a lycratallic neck. The body and sleeve stripes are “cut and sew” with die-sublimated inserts.
2000 Gene Autry Way
Anaheim, CA 92803 (714) 940-2000
Renovations to Anaheim Stadium began Oct. 1, 1996, reverting the 30-year old structure back to a baseball-only facility. On Sept. 15, 1997, the renovated stadium's new name was announced: Edison International Field of Anaheim. On Dec. 29, 2003, the Angels announced the stadium would be renamed Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Total cost for the stadium renovation was estimated at $100 million and the project was completed in time for the Anaheim Angels Opening Day, April 1, 1998.
Anaheim Stadium had been the home of the Angels since their move from Los Angeles following the 1965 season. The stadium opened April 9, 1966, as the California Angels hosted the San Francisco Giants in an exhibition game. The franchise's first American League game was April 19, 1966 vs. the Chicago White Sox. The Los Angeles Angels played at Wrigley Field in 1961 and Chavez Ravine from 1962-65.
The original Anaheim Stadium seated 43,204 (later 43,250). The stadium underwent construction in 1979-80 for additional seating to accommodate the Los Angeles Rams of the NFL. Upon completion in 1981, the stadium seated 65,158 (later 64,593) for baseball. The Rams left Anaheim for St. Louis, MO in 1995. The new Angel Stadium of Anaheim has a seating capacity of approximately 45,050 for the Anaheim Angels.
Other unique features of the new Angel Stadium of Anaheim include terraced bullpens in the outfield, widened concourses, new restroom and concession areas, a spacious and modernized press box and broadcast booths, family-oriented seating sections, state-of-the-art club-level and dugout-level suites, the Pepsi Perfect Game Pavilion (a youth-oriented interactive game area) and landscaped courtyards (with statues in rememberance of Gene Autry and Michelle Carew).
In addition, the new Angel Stadium of Anaheim includes three full-service restaurants: The KnotHole Club (a sports bar located at the club level down the right field line); The Diamond Club (an upscale restaurant with outdoor seating on the field level behind home plate); and the Homeplate Club (an indoor restaurant on the club level overlooking the main entrance to the ballpark).
The following organizations were involved in implementing the transition of Anaheim Stadium into Angel Stadium of Anaheim: Walt Disney Imagineering, which served as the manager of the design and construction of Angel Stadium of Anaheim; HOK Sports Facilities Group and Robert A.M. Stern Architects, which were responsible for the architectural planning, design and renovation; and Turner Construction, which directed and provided construction services.
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