In May 1995, DSE agreed to purchase 25% of the California Angels from Gene Autry with an option to purchase the remaining ownership. The company then agreed to a new lease with the city of Anaheim, in which it agreed to add the city's name to the name of the baseball club in return for full management of Anaheim Stadium and an increased share of the stadium's revenues. DSE took operational control of the Angels in May 1996 which was renamed the Anaheim Angels. In December 1996, Disney Sports Enterprises, Inc. was renamed to Anaheim Sports, Inc. for tax purposes and to align with the teams' names.
In May 2003, the company sold the Angels to advertising magnate Arte Moreno. In 2005, it agreed to sell the Mighty Ducks to Broadcom co-founder and billionaire Henry Samueli. It also owned the Disney Ice facility in downtown Anaheim, which was also be sold to Samueli, and renamed Anaheim Ice. After the selling of the Disney Ice facility, Anaheim Sports, Inc. was dissolved.
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