As a Southern California architect who specializes in sports design, I am thrilled that Christopher Hawthorne wrote such an insightful piece on Dodger Stadium and modern architecture. It is refreshing to see the heroic spirit of these mammoth structures embraced for their potential. As Hawthorne keenly points out, these giant projects can symbolize the "hopes of a city or nation."
As the NFL inches back to L.A., I would encourage Hawthorne and local architects to take particular interest in the shaping of a stadium. The last thing we need is a hacienda-like taco drive-through, to destroy the integrity of the Coliseum or the Rose Bowl. Let us make sure the decision makers share clear visions similar to that of Walter O'Malley.