Dodger Stadium

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Dodger Stadium
Chavez Ravine
Blue Heaven on Earth
Season opening on April 13, 2009 at Dodger Stadium
Season opening on April 13, 2009 at Dodger Stadium
place 1000 Vin Scully Avenue Los Angeles , California 90012
United StatesUnited States
Coordinates 34 ° 4 '25 .9 N , 118 ° 14' 23.9"  W Coordinates: 34 ° 4  '25.9 " N , 118 ° 14' 23.9"  W.
owner Guggenheim Baseball Management
operator Los Angeles Dodgers
start of building 17th September 1959
opening April 10, 1962
First game April 10, 1962
Los Angeles Dodgers - Cincinnati Reds
Renovations 2001-2006, 2012, 2016
surface Natural grass
costs 23 million US dollars (1962)
architect Praeger-Kavanagh-Waterbury
capacity 56,000 seats
playing area Left Field: 330 ft (101 m)
Medium Left Center: 360 ft (110 m)
True Left Center: 375 ft (114 m)
Center Field: 395 ft (120 m)
True Right Center: 375 ft (114 m )
Medium Right-Center: 360 ft (110 m)
Right Field: 330 ft (101 m)
Backstop: ≈55 ft (≈17 m)

The Dodger Stadium is a baseball - Stadium in the American US city of Los Angeles in the state of California . It lies in the valley of Chavez Ravine , north of downtown Los Angeles . Dodger Stadium opened in 1962. It was privately financed and cost 23 million US dollars . It has been the home of the Los Angeles Dodgers since it opened . It is currently the largest Major League Baseball (MLB) stadium in terms of audience capacity . It is the third oldest stadium in the league after Boston Fenway Park (1912) and Wrigley Field (1914) in Chicago . From 1962 to 1965, the Dodgers had to share the stadium with the Los Angeles Angels .


In the early 1950s, the Brooklyn Dodgers owner, contractor Walter O'Malley, planned a Richard Buckminster Fuller- designed domed stadium to replace the aging Ebbets Field . Since this did not materialize, he turned to the city of Los Angeles. There the mayor's chair has just changed from the Democrat Fletcher Bowron to the Republican Norris Poulson . This stopped the Elysian Heights Housing Project , which should have provided modern social housing for the Chavez Ravine settlement inhabited by Latinos. This residential project was designed by the Austrian architect Richard Neutra . To implement these plans, the city of Los Angeles had, based on the National Housing Act of 1949, expropriated and evicted houses of Chavez Ravine since 1951. During the election campaign of 1953, under the influence of the Mc Carthy era, building chiefs were loud that the Elysian Heights Project was "communist". A referendum in 1958 stopped all other social housing projects. After the last remaining residents of Chavez Ravine were evicted, construction finally began in 1959.


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