No games yet, but you can check out the most-recent drone footage of the Dodger Stadium renovations on YouTube, courtesy of John Kay. Read more here.
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The $100-million renovation of Dodger Stadium, home of the Los Angeles Dodgers, was first unveiled last year. Long in the making, the upgrades to the ballpark that originally opened its gates in 1962 are scheduled to be unveiled to the public on March 26, Opening Day. The finishing touches will be in place by April — well in advance of the 2020 MLB All-Star Game on July 12. Read more here.
The Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday unveiled plans for a $100-million renovation of Dodger Stadium that will provide a new center field plaza as well as elevators and bridges that will connect the outfield pavilions to the rest of the stadium. The project is expected to be completed in time for next season and the 2020 MLB All-Star Game at the historic ballpark. Read more and view 7 renderings here.
Nearly 44 years ago, Elton John performed two sold-out concerts in Dodger Stadium. It was the first rock show in the stadium since The Beatles nearly a decade before. More than 100,000 people flooded the stadium on Oct. 25 and 26, 1975. These concerts are featured prominently in the new biographical film Rocketman. Read more here.
Dodger Stadium is crawling with history (we’ll skip over last night’s history) — in the halls winding around the home and visitor locker rooms, on the concourse outside the press box, lining the walls of the press box itself, on the retired number plaza with the astounding view . . . it goes on and on. Read more here.
Ballpark designer Janet Marie Smith is known for her work on the design and construction of Camden Yards, her role senior vice president of planning and development for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and overseeing the preservation and expansion of Fenway Park from 2002-2009. Now she’s working along side former Boston Red Sox executive Larry Lucchino planning the site for the future Worcester Red Sox (Triple-A, International League). Read more here.
Elon Musk‘s company, The Boring Company, is proposing to build Dugout Loop, a zero-emissions, high-speed, underground public transportation system from the Los Feliz, East Hollywood, or Rampart Village neighborhoods (“western terminus”) to Dodger Stadium. Read more here. View car design and map here.
Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner Rob Manfred will reportedly be at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday for a noon news conference to announce that the Los Angeles Dodgers will host the 2020 All-Star Game, the first time since 1980 that the team has hosted the mid-summer classic. Read more here.
The premier event in international baseball is coming to Los Angeles (CA) next year. Dodger Stadium will host the championship round of the 2017 World Baseball Classic, Major League Baseball announced Thursday. Read more here.
About 200 Los Angeles Dodgers fans clad in the team’s signature blue descended on Chavez Ravine this week to commemorate the newly named Vin Scully Avenue. Read more and view photos here.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have formed a partnership with entertainment executive Tim Leiweke and music industry veteran Irving Azoff to attract major bands to Dodger Stadium. Read more here.
The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Tuesday that, sometime in 2016, a likeness of Jackie Robinson would be the first statue ever to appear at Dodger Stadium. The artist Branly Cadet, a former Brooklyn resident, will sculpt a statue between 9 and 10 feet tall of Robinson, who broke Major League Baseball’s modern color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Read more here. More from the Dodgers here.
In a news release announcing the start of single-game ticket sales, the Los Angeles Dodgers tucked this sentence into the last paragraph: “Parking at the gate day of game is $20.” The price for the same parking was $15 last year and $10 in 2013. Read more here. Thanks to Joe Mock for the link.
As fans filtered into Dodger Stadium Saturday night for Game 2 of the NLDS between the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers, they were treated to an assortment of music over the speakers, including traditional live organ music played by “Nancy Bea.” Read more here.
In a series called “Ballpark Quirks,” Sports Illustrated takes a look at the distinctive features and oddities that make up each of MLB’s 30 parks. Up now: Dodger Stadium’s Chavez Ravine location. Read more and view photos here.
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.
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.