August 6, 2012 |
Change is coming to Dodger Stadium, and sooner than most may have imagined. The Dodgers hired someone with vast experience in stadium renovation on Monday, and team president Stan Kasten said much of the initial work could be completed prior to the 2013 home opener. “We're on an aggressive timeline,” Kasten said. “We would like to do as much as we can by opening day next year. I suspect what we'll have in place is going to be more than a one-year program. It's going to take several years, probably, to do all the things we want.
January 8, 2013 |
There is not a whole lot about the Dodger Stadium renovation that the Dodgers haven't already discussed, so Tuesday's news conference mostly focused on the details. Which is probably good, because anyone who glanced out the Stadium Club windows at the construction going on and considered the big picture would have to wonder how it can possibly be completed in time for the Dodgers' March 28 exhibition game against the Angels. The giant holes inside each foul line remain open, and the stadium remains cut out to the loge level.
June 14, 2012 |
Seen some unsettling sights in my time. Bar fights, car wrecks, about 20 minutes of "Larry Crowne," a movie so vaporously bad it could've been shot on cellophane. But nothing is quite as deeply disturbing as the look on a parent's face when a ballpark turns ugly. You can read the father's thoughts: "I paid 250 bucks to bring my kids to this? What's this, Cannibal Night? Hey kids, ever read 'Lord of the Flies'?" So here's today's question: If Dodger Stadium were a movie theater, what would you rate the experience?
March 12, 2010
Free shuttle service between Dodger Stadium and Union Station will resume this season. The city of Los Angeles offered free shuttles during the second half of the 2008 season, but the service was discontinued last season when the city said it could no longer afford the cost and the Dodgers declined to pick up the tab. The $300,000 to cover this season's shuttles comes from state funding administered by the Air Quality Management District....
January 20, 2012 |
Supercross returns to Dodger Stadium on Saturday night with reigning champion Ryan Villopoto hoping to repeat his win in the series' inaugural race at Chavez Ravine a year ago. This will be the third race on this year's 17-race schedule for the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series. Villopoto, 23, won the season opener on his Kawasaki at Angel Stadium on Jan. 7, and Ryan Dungey, 22, won a week ago at Chase Field in Phoenix. Supercross is the stadium version of motocross, or off-road motorcycle racing.
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April 15, 2011 |
Police on foot, bikes and horses descended on Chavez Ravine on Thursday night as Dodgers fans got their first taste of the ballpark's new "zero-tolerance" crackdown on rowdy behavior, prompted by the beating of a San Francisco Giants fan on opening day. Many Dodger faithful said they were thankful for the beefed-up police presence, but disheartened it was necessary. After the assault that left paramedic Bryan Stow, 42, of Santa Cruz in a coma, team officials and the Los Angeles Police Department promised more uniformed officers.
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June 13, 2013 |
Two years after suffering brain damage in a severe beating at Dodger Stadium, San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow has returned home to complete his recovery, his family said on its website this week. But the homecoming was bittersweet, the family said. Stow's insurance company no longer would pay for his stay at the Centre for Neuroskills in Bakersfield, so the family decided to bring him home to the Santa Cruz area and find ways to help him continue to progress. Stow, a former paramedic who now requires 24-hour care, "could have benefited greatly by staying at CNS longer," the family said on its website.
May 29, 2013 |
The Galaxy and Real Madrid are among four teams that will play in a doubleheader Aug. 3 at Dodger Stadium as part of a new international soccer tournament, officials confirmed Wednesday. Juventus of Italy and Everton FC of England also will participate in the first soccer matches ever held at the 51-year-old stadium. The games are part of the inaugural Guinness International Champions Cup, an eight-team tournament overall that mostly will be played in the United States. In the first round Aug. 1, the Galaxy will play Real Madrid in Phoenix and Juventus will play Everton in San Francisco.
February 5, 2014 |
Globe Life Park? Does that name tell you anything about what kind of park that might be? No, because it is an advertisement for an insurance company. The Texas Rangers announced Wednesday that they had sold naming rights to their stadium, which will now be known as Globe Life Park in Arlington. So let us give thanks for Dodger Stadium and Angel Stadium, two of nine major league ballparks without a corporate name. The others, as cited in the report linked above: Yankee Stadium, Wrigley Field, Fenway Park, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Kauffman Stadium, Marlins Park and Nationals Park.
October 12, 2012 |
Love Dodger Stadium? Think it only needs some minor modernizing, just some tender loving care? Want to give it a big hug before you go to bed every night? Or are you the kind of pragmatist who believes it's had one helluva run, but it's now time for Los Angeles to have a modern stadium. To join the current millennium. Time to bring out the wrecking ball. Want answers? You're not going to get them now, at least regarding the long term. Dodgers Chief Executive Stan Kasten is focused on what he calls an aggressive off-season plan to respond to 51-year-old ballpark's most pressing current needs.