However, Fox Sports reports that the City of Anaheim is seeking a restraining order.
The complaint filed Wednesday in Orange County Superior Court asked for a temporary restraining order against the use of the name "Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim." City spokesman John Nicoletti said a judge was expected to rule on the request Friday.As a Disney shareholder, I used to own the Angels before they were sold. My opinion to the city officials: Grow up and get a life.
Anaheim officials claim the name violates a stadium lease agreement that has provided nearly $30 million in public subsidies to renovate the club's ballpark.
Anaheim argues that the change hurts its ability to market itself as a tourist destination - a key issue in a city that depends on a hotel room tax as its largest source of income.
The Angels said the name change, which was announced Monday, is intended to attract more fans and advertisers, and eventually more lucrative broadcast contracts, by emphasizing the team's connection to the nation's second-largest media market.