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Dodger Stadium

Dodger Stadium
Chavez Ravine
Location Los Angeles, California
Opened April 10, 1962
Capacity 56,000
Owned By Los Angeles Dodgers
Architect: Captain Emil Praeger
Dimensions:

Left
Left-Center

Center
Right-Center
Right


330 ft.
380 ft. (1962), 370 ft. (1969), 385 ft. (1983)
410 ft. (1962), 400 ft. (1969)
380 ft. (1962), 370 ft. (1969), 385 ft. (1983)
330 ft.
Dodger Stadium has been the home of the Los Angeles Dodgers Major League Baseball team since 1962, and was also the home of the Los Angeles Angels between 1962 and 1965. The park is also sometimes referred to as Chavez Ravine, after the name of the site where it was constructed.

It holds 56,000 fans and was designed to be capable of expansion to 85,000 seats. It was the only park of its era designed specifically for baseball, and with the construction of many new major league ballparks in recent years, is now one of the oldest still in use. However, it has stood the test of time very well, and no plans are in the offing to replace it.

Because of overall poor visibility for hitters, fairly large dimensions and a large amount of foul territory, Dodger Stadium has a well-deserved reputation as a pitchers' park. Several power pitchers such as Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale and Fernando Valenzuela became superstars after arriving in Los Angeles.

Dodger Stadium was the first stadium since Yankee Stadium to be built using private financing only, and the last until Pacific Bell Park was built.

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