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Tue Jul 23, 2019, 05:40 PM

Dodger Stadium to undergo $100 million renovation

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The Los Angeles Dodgers unveiled plans Tuesday for a $100-million renovation to Dodger Stadium that includes a new center-field plaza, elevators and bridges connecting the outfield pavilions to the main stadium, and a new sound system.

“People will be able to do a 360-degree walk around the stadium for the first time,” team president and chief executive Stan Kasten told the Los Angeles Times. The new plaza outside center field will include food establishments, a beer garden, two sports bars, a children’s play area and a venue for live music. The Jackie Robinson statue will be relocated there from the left-field reserve plaza, with a new statue of legendary left-hander Sandy Koufax to be unveiled next year. Koufax, 83, won three Cy Young Awards, was the National League MVP in 1963 and led the NL in ERA every year from 1962 to his 1966, after which he retired.

The upgrades and improvements are expected to be completed prior to the 2020 season. The 57-year-old facility will host next July’s All-Star Game for the first time since 1980. “We’re just using that game as an opportunity to make the ballpark shine,” Kasten told the newspaper. “This just seemed like the perfect time.”

Dodger Stadium opened its doors in 1962.

“Fenway Park is the oldest Major League Baseball stadium and has been the home of the Boston Red Sox since it was opened in 1912. The Red Sox played their first game in the stadium on April 20, 1912 against the New York Highlanders (eventually renamed the Yankees), with the Red Sox winning the game.”
http://www.oldest.org/sports/mlb-stadiums-america/

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-baseball-mlb-lad-dodger-stadium/dodger-stadium-to-undergo-100-million-renovation-idUSKCN1UI2GM

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 05:43 PM

1. I love Dodger stadium

I'm glad they're adding a few more years of life to it. Great location, great views.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 06:06 PM

2. Love watching the LA Dodgers..great talent this year....I just want to make

a correction to the article..Boston's Fenway Park oldest 1912...oh, yea, Red Sox fan heah!!!

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Tue Jul 23, 2019, 06:12 PM

3. Thanks. Did an edit

“Fenway Park is the oldest Major League Baseball stadium and has been the home of the Boston Red Sox since it was opened in 1912. The Red Sox played their first game in the stadium on April 20, 1912 against the New York Highlanders (eventually renamed the Yankees), with the Red Sox winning the game.”
http://www.oldest.org/sports/mlb-stadiums-america/

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