The Dodgers went into the 2019 offseason with one big goal: have the stadium ready for the 2020 All-Star Game. They invested a boatload of money and time into upgrading their stadium just in time to host the game during Summer.
Unfortunately, the COVID-19 shut down baseball and the possibility of the Dodgers hosting the All-Star Game last year. But Major League Baseball later awarded the 2022 game to Los Angeles after missing out on last season.
With the new date could potentially come a few new upgrades for the Dodgers. What those will be remain a mystery, but Stan Kasten hinted at a few surprises. The team President and CEO spoke with Kirsten Watson this week about what we could see in the near future at the Ravine.
There will be [surprises], I can’t tell you or they wouldn’t be a surprise. But it’s going to be fantastic, the first All-Star Game in Los Angeles in 42 years as I recall. It’s going to be what people expect when you come to LA, it’s going to be Hollywood, it’s going to be the weather, it’s going to be great. We have been preparing for it for several years…we’re going to take from that and add something on.
The Dodgers will host the All-Star Game in 2022 for the first time since 1980. Naturally, they’re expected to go all out after the 42-year wait. If the massive renovations are indications of what’s to come, you can bet that they will impress next July.
But for now, the wait is on for Dodgers fans. And the 2022 season can’t come quickly enough.