The "Big A" sign inside the stadium is down. The scoreboard and giant replay screen are in ruins.
Anaheim Stadium sustained about $3.4 million in damages Monday from the earthquake that rocked Los Angeles.The stadium, home of the California Angels and Los Angeles Rams, is farther from the quake's epicenter than most of the Los Angeles area's stadiums and arenas. Yet, it was the only one to incur significant damage.
Bret Colson, an Anaheim city spokesman, said there will be a big bill to foot because the insurance deductible is $6.25 million, meaning the damages will not be covered.
Anaheim is some 30 miles from downtown Los Angeles and about 50 miles from where the quake was centered in Northridge.
The new Anaheim Arena, about a mile from Anaheim Stadium and home of the NHL's Mighty Ducks, had no apparent damage.
"We were able to weather it very well," said John Nicoletti, spokesman for the arena. "The building is built structurally sound. Everything is fine."
Nearer the epicenter of the quake, which measured 6.6 on the Richter scale, were Dodger Stadium, the Los Angeles Coliseum and Sports Arena, all near downtown Los Angeles, the Rose Bowl in Pasadena and the Forum in Inglewood. All apparently had no major damage.
The Sacramento Kings-Los Angeles Lakers game Monday afternoon was postponed because of the mayhem."It's the scariest feeling I've ever had," Sacramento forward Wayman Tisdale said.
At Santa Anita, 20 miles from Northridge, the special Martin Luther King Jr. Day racing program went on as scheduled and drew a crowd of 19,001.
Jane Goldstein, director of communications for Santa Anita, said the track, with a rare Monday racing date because of the holiday, sustained "only superficial, cosmetic-type damage, a little plaster down."
One visiting team's players were more than happy to leave Southern California on Monday after the quake.
The Vancouver Canucks were staying at a hotel near downtown Los Angeles after beating the Mighty Ducks 4-3 Sunday night.
A college team that was out of town during the quake - the Cal State Northridge men's basketball team - cut its road trip short. The Matadors, who lost 100-85 at Colorado on Monday night, decided to return home and postpone Wednesday's game against Air Force at Colorado Springs.
"I don't think anybody wants to be here right now, as beautiful as Boulder is, as Colorado is," coach Pete Cassidy said. "There's a tremendous concern on the part of all of us - we want to go there and help."