A New Dodger Stadium Coming Soon!
Dodger Stadium Construction
Dodger Stadium is currently the third oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball (behind Fenway Park in Boston and Wrigley Field in Chicago) and is, by seating capacity, the largest ballpark in the world. (source: Wikipedia)
The Los Angeles Dodgers have spent a ton of money on their roster and will now be spending some money on upgrading Dodger Stadium. The stadium opened in 1962, and having underwent numerous renovations over the years, will undergo extensive construction to complete much needed improvements to the facility. In the past, these improvements have been put on hold due to the ownership issues surrounding the McCourt family, who sold the team to Guggenheim Baseball Management in 2012 (a group that includes Magic Johnson).
Dodger Stadium Renovations & Upgrades
The renovations and upgrades to Dodger Stadium started this winter and will include the following:
- Replacement of both video boards with HD screens
- Installation of new clubhouses for the Dodgers and opposing teams
- Installation of new weight rooms
- Drastic improvements and renovations to the restrooms, concession stands, sound system and batting cages
The team brought in architect, urban planner, and stadium specialist Janet Marie Smith to lead renovations efforts to the 50 year old stadium.