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Despite High Temps, Ready for NHL Hockey (and KISS) at Dodger Stadium

Los Angeles Dodgers NHL Stadium Series LogoThe temps in Los Angeles have been about 20 degrees above normal for this time of year, but the NHL rink at Dodger Stadium is ready for Saturday night’s game between the L.A. Kings and Anaheim Ducks.  Read more and view photos here.  Raising the fun bar, there will be beach volleyball in left field, a small pond in right field, and a street hockey area.  The rock band KISS will also be performing.  Read more here.

Dodger Stadium with Hockey Rink taken by friend Kurt Stelling during helicopter flyby last week

Dodger Stadium with NHL hockey rink, photo by friend Kurt Stelling taken during helicopter flyby

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More Enhancements Coming to Dodger Stadium

Dodgers LogoThe Los Angeles Dodgers have unveiled more upgrades coming to Dodger Stadium, including expanded entries, new concessions, and a bullpen overlook.  Read more and view list of seven planned upgrades hereView aerial map here.

Rendering of 2014 Dodger Stadium Enhancements, Los Angeles Dodgers Facebook page

Rendering of 2014 Dodger Stadium Enhancements, Los Angeles Dodgers Facebook page

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Guinness International Champions Cup at Dodger Stadium Saturday

Dodgers LogoConstruction and grounds crews are preparing the field at Dodger Stadium, home of the Los Angeles Dodgers, for Round 2 of the Guinness International Champions Cup soccer tournament on Saturday.  Read more here.

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NHL’s Ducks, Kings to Face Off at Dodger Stadium

LA_Dodgers_LogoNational Hockey League LogoDetails are still being negotiated, but there are plans in the works to bring the National Hockey League’s Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks to Dodger Stadium to play a regular-season game on Jan. 25, 2014, using portable rink and refrigeration equipment provided by the NHL.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Dodgers Prepare to Unveil $100M in Stadium Upgrades

Dodgers LogoThe Los Angeles Dodgers are racing to complete $100 million in renovations to Dodger Stadium in time for Opening Day on April 1 against the San Francisco Giants.   Read more and view photos here.

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Las Vegas to Advertise at Four MLB Parks

Las Vegas SignThe Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is partnering with four Major League Baseball stadiums to advertise the fun of Sin City.  The four parks chosen include Dodger Stadium, Wrigley Field, Rangers Ballpark, and Citi Field.  Read more here.

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Despite Hefty Renovation Spend, Dodgers Leave Door Open to Move

Dodgers LogoIt must be a slow news day over at the Los Angeles Times.  Brace yourself.  While the  Los Angeles Dodgers are pumping $100 million into Dodger Stadium to make it viable for at least the immediate future, team owners refuse to say that they are absolutely committed to the historic ballpark for the long haul.  Read more and view construction photo here.

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Off-Season Upgrades Coming to Dodger Stadium

Los Angeles Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten stated Thursday that Dodger Stadium, home of the Los Angeles Dodgers, will be beautified and modernized during the offseason.  Read more here.  While not a lot of details were provided, Kasten was quoted as saying the following in the Pasadena Star-News: Continue reading

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Dodgers Tap Janet Marie Smith to Oversee Stadium Renovations

Janet Marie Smith got it done in Baltimore and Boston, and now the Los Angeles Dodgers have hired her to oversee the multiyear renovation of Dodger Stadium that is set to begin this winter.  The Dodgers are looking to add amenities without destroying the retro 1950s look and feel of the park.  Read more here and here.

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Upgrades On Tap for Dodger Stadium

After spending over $2 billion to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers, the new owners are prepared to spend another $100 million to upgrade 50-year-old Dodger Stadium.  Read more here.

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Dodgers’ New Owners Zero In on Fan Experience

Understanding that the game alone is not enough for every fan, the new owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers are looking to raise the bar on the fan experience at Dodger Stadium.  Read more here.

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Angels Gunning for L.A.?

Anaheim Angels…er…Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim owner Art Moreno and Angels Chairman Dennis Kuhl apparently had a little pow wow with AEG, a local expert at building and financing sports facilities, about possibly building a new ballpark in downtown Los Angeles.  Read more here.

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‘Dodger Stadium’ Brand at Risk?

We gasp at the thought, but at least one bidder for the Los Angeles Dodgers has inquired about the ability to sell the naming rights to Dodger Stadium.  We doubt the name would ever be removed, but we could see a situation where the name is expanded to include a corporate sponsor.  How does (fill in the blank) Field at Dodger Stadium feel?  Read more here

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Bidders for Dodgers Down to Seven

The field of bidders for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Dodger Stadium is now down to seven, which will be submitted to two MLB ownership panels for review before the next round of bidding is held.  Read more here.

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Torre, Caruso No Longer Bidding for Dodgers

Famed MLB field manager Joe Torre and Los Angeles developer Rick Caruso have withdrawn a joint bid to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers, because owner Frank McCourt refuses to include the Dodger Stadium parking lots in the deal.  The pair could return to the table, if circumstances change.  Nine suitors are thought to still remain in the bidding game.  Read more here.

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McCourt Throws in Towell, Will Sell Dodgers

Embattled Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt has agreed to sell the team.  The court-supervised sale will include the team, Dodger Stadium, and surrounding parking lots.  Read more here.

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L.A. Dodgers: Attendance, Revenues Plummet

Attendance at Dodger Stadium has droppped by nearly 8,000 fans per game.  As a result, the Los Angeles Dodgers are expected to lose at least $27 million in ticket, concessions, and parking revenues this year compared to the 2009 season.  The Dodgers are also more than $500 million in debt.  Read more here.

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TMZ Releases Video of Verbal Tiff Before Beating at Dodger Stadium

The celebrity website TMZ has released a cellphone video clip of beating victim Bryan Stow getting into a verbal confrontation with a man wearing a blue “Banta 23″ jersey in the stands at Dodger Stadium.  Stow was brutally beaten out in the parking lot after the game on Opening Day.  Read more here.

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Unofficial Fan Boycott of Dodgers?

Paid attendance at Dodger Stadium has reportedly dropped an average of 8,188 per game over last year’s figures, and this doesn’t include the thousands of no-shows on any given night.  Certainly, this is in no small part due to the ugly goings on with the storied Los Angles Dodgers franchise.  Read more here.  Related news: Read about the city’s community-ownership proposal hereRead about MLB’s Continue reading

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Ahh, Making Memories at the Ballpark!

A man dropped his daughter in a failed attempt to catch a foul ball at Dodger Stadium on Saturday.  The daughter was not physically hurt, but her feelings were certainly tweaked by dear old dad’s stunt.  He’s lucky he didn’t get more than an elbow.  Watch video here.  Oh, and back to the business of the game, here’s an update on the Dodgers’ ownership saga.

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One Suspect in Custody, LAPD in Search of Two Others in Beating Case

LAPD officers arrested and booked 31-year-old Giovanni Ramirez on Sunday as one of the alleged attackers in the brutal Bryan Stow beating case.  The police are still searching for two other suspects, including a women who drove the getaway vehicle.  Read more here.

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The New Dodger Blue

The police were out in massive force at Dodger Stadium on Thursday night, three weeks after a San Francisco Giants fan was nearly beaten to death by cowardly criminal scumbag thugs, who just happened to be Dodger fans.  Read more here.

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Go for the Small Beers at the Ballpark?

Most of us are under the impression that you get better bang for the buck when buying in bulk.  Purchase the large bucket of popcorn and gallon of soda pop at a movie theater, and it’s typically cheaper by volume than the smaller options.  This is not the case at Dodger Stadium, where fans are getting jacked if they choose to go large in the beer department.  Read more here.

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