The 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.
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The 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 here. View aerial map here.
Details 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.
The 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.
The 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.
It 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 here. Read about MLB’s Continue reading
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.
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.
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.
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.