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        === Anaheim enters negotiations to keep Angels for long term ===
 Anaheim,  CA (Sports Network) - The Angels will remain in Anaheim for at least
 three more years and the stay for the major league club could be much longer.
 The Anaheim City Council approved a pair of motions to enter negotiations with
 the team to remain in Anaheim until at least 2036.
 The team, officially known as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, can't opt out
 of their current lease agreement until October 2016 and no later than February
 2017.  The  City Council approved  an amended  clause that extends the opt-out
 date  to October 2019. A new lease agreement could keep the Angels in the city
 until 2057.
 "Angels  Baseball has  been an  important  contributor to  the entire  Anaheim
 community, and we hope they remain in Anaheim for years to come," said Anaheim
 city  official  Tom Morton. "The  council's direction  gives us ample time and
 direction  to  begin  discussions  with  the intent  to  come  to  a  mutually
 beneficial  agreement. There are many items to discuss, and we look forward to
 working with the Angels during this important time."
 The  current negotiations could lead to owner Arte Moreno gaining full control
 of  the team moniker,  meaning he would have the right to drop "of Anaheim" in
 the name.
 The  team has  played  at Angel  Stadium since  1966.  It's the  fourth-oldest
 stadium in Major League Baseball.
 09/04 21:11:00 ET