Dodger Stadium is a baseball park in the Elysian Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Opened 59 years ago on April 10, 1962, it was constructed in less than three years at a cost of US$23 million. It is the oldest ballpark in MLB west of the Mississippi River, and third-oldest overall, after Fenway Park in Boston and Wrigley Field in Chicago. It hosted the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in 1980, and will host in 2022.
About Dodger Stadium in brief
Dodger Stadium is a baseball park in the Elysian Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Opened 59 years ago on April 10, 1962, it was constructed in less than three years at a cost of US$23 million. It is the oldest ballpark in MLB west of the Mississippi River, and third-oldest overall, after Fenway Park in Boston and Wrigley Field in Chicago. The stadium hosted the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in 1980, and will host in 2022. It also hosted the semifinals and finals of the 2009 and 2017 World Baseball Classics, as well as exhibition baseball during the 1984 Summer Olympics. Dodger Stadium was originally designed to be expandable to 85,000 seats by expanding the outfield pavilions; the Dodgers have never pursued such a project. It was also the home stadium of the Los Angeles Angels from 1962 through 1965, referring to their landlords, the Chavez Ravine landlords, after the geographic feature in which the stadium sits. The Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks played a regular season game in 2014 as part of the NHL Stadium Series. It will also host baseball and softball during the 2028 Summer Olympics, which will be the first time the stadium has been used for both baseball andsoftball at the same time. It has seen 12 no-hitters, two of which were perfect games, and is the world’s largest baseball stadium by seat capacity. It hosted a soccer tournament on August 3, 2013 featuring four clubs: the hometown team Los Angeles Galaxy, and Europe’s Real Madrid, Everton, and Juventus.
A total of 21,000 precast concrete units, some weighing as much as 32 tons, were fabricated and lowered into place with a crane to form the stadium’s structural framework. The Dodgers played in the league’s largest capacity venue from 1958 through 1961 at their temporary home, the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, which could seat in excess of 90,000 people. While Dodger stadium was under construction, the Dodgers played at the LA Memorial Coliseum from 1958 until 1961. The land for Dodger. Stadium had been seized from local owners and inhabitants in the early 1950s by the city of Los. Angeles, using eminent domain with funds from the federal Housing Act of 1949. The city had planned to develop a public housing project, which included two dozen 13-story buildings and more than 160 two-story townhouses, in addition to newly rebuilt playgrounds and schools, and a college. In 1953, Los Angeles voters approved a \”Taxpayers Committee for Yes on Baseball\” referendum, that the Dodgers were able to acquire 352 acres of Chavez Ravines from the city. The first Major League baseball stadium since the initial construction of the original Yankee Stadium to be built using 100% private financing, and the last until Oracle Park in San Francisco opened in 2000. The stadium has hosted ten World Series games, including the 2009 World Baseball Classic and the 2010 World Series semifinals and the 2011 World Series finals.