The NFL is reportedly looking at bringing the korean-themed sauna to Los Angeles, with the Los Angeles Angels and the Arizona Diamondbacks among the teams reportedly interested in hosting them in 2018.
Sources close to the discussions said that the Angels, who are known for their outdoor venues, are not yet ready to invest in a sauna.
But the Diamondbacks, who also have outdoor venues and have recently hosted an outdoor event, are open to investing.
“If the Angels or Diamondbacks are willing to give us a run for our money,” the source said, “then that’s where we’re at.”
The Angels and Diamondbacks will likely host an outdoor game in 2019, according to the source, but the Angels are unlikely to host one as a full-time facility, and the Diamondback has been reluctant to do so for several reasons.
First, Angels owner Jim Crane has made clear that he wants to keep the Angels in Anaheim and the stadium in Anaheim as part of the team’s branding.
Second, the Angels have had a history of hosting outdoor games.
They hosted a full season in 2021, and have hosted a home game in 2018 and 2019.
The Diamondbacks have also hosted outdoor games in recent years, hosting a home opener in 2021 and hosting a series finale in 2018, but neither of those games were on public land.
The Angels also have not hosted an indoor game since 2019.
Third, the Diamonds are known to be a hotbed of fans who want to see the team play in the desert, and an outdoor venue like a saunatas can be a natural fit for the team.
And fourth, the location could be ideal for a facility that has been in Los Angeles for the past few decades.
The LA County Coliseum hosted an exhibition game in April 2018, and a full schedule of games is expected to be released in 2018 or 2019.
And the LA County Sports Commission recently approved plans for a massive indoor stadium, dubbed “The Big Dome,” to be built in downtown Los Angeles.
The potential for an outdoor stadium in Los