Dodgers: 2020 Stadium Renovations Reportedly Going Smoothly
Last season it was announced that Dodger Stadium would undergo a $100M facelift during the off-season as Los Angles prepares to host it’s first MLB All-Star game in 40 years. President Stan Kasten assured fans that while the stadium renovations would be a dramatic overhaul, the stadium would still maintain its endearing and classic feel.
Dodgers VP Janet Marie Smith explained this vision in detail last month in a great update piece with Alanna Rizzo and Spectrum SportsNet LA.
In a follow up column by Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, Gurnick discusses the plans for the renovations and provides some valuable quotes on how the construction is going.
Importantly, according to Smith, the plans are on target:
“We are on target, but we don’t have a minute to spare.”
Now YouTube user John Kay provides an aerial video of where the stadium renovations are as of this month.
Construction has been stalled by multiple rainstorms this off-season, but things remain on-track, per the organization. Still there is one change to the norm this January at Dodger Stadium… this winter the club’s annual FanFest will be held in the outer parking lot area instead of on the grass in centerfield.
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The Dodgers take on the San Francisco Giants for Opening Day 2020 on Thursday, March 26. That leaves less than two and a half months to get Dodger Stadium game ready for a national unveiling on ESPN. Keep your fingers crossed.
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Apparently the stadium renovations are going smoother than the personnel renovations. Personally my favorite part of the “take me out to the ballgame” experience is watching my team win or at least having a fighting chance to win. We need another front line starting pitcher to do that in the postseason. Wood provided a little insurance against injuries and excessive rookie pitch counts but he is not a front line starting pitcher. With that said I do admire how the Dodgers have maintained one of the oldest parks in baseball. The current trend of tearing down old parks to build new ones always seemed wasteful to me, and a real loss of tradition.
Lol guess we know where all the money is going , definotley wasnt kn free agents or signings
As I recall, the original plans for Dodger Stadium when it was originally built showed a fountain type feature in center field between the two bleachers that would go “off” when a home run was hit. It would have been nice since many other ballparks offer a variety of landscape and water features there.