The Los Angeles Dodgers Major League Baseball team has released a new video simulation and renderings of its planned redevelopment work at Dodger Stadium.
The Dodgers hope the renovation project will create a new “front door” to the stadium, with two acres of food and entertainment offerings in the new centrefield plaza and renovated pavilions central to the plans.
The centrefield bar will replace the tarp that previously stood above centrefield at Dodger Stadium. Five new lifts and four new escalators will also be fitted, along with new bridges linking the pavilions to the main seating bowl.
Two rows of ‘home run seats’ will be added to the front of both outfield pavilions and will create a barstool experience for fans through drink rails and an in-seat food and beverage service.
Other improvements will include shaded areas for fans, indoor pavilion bars, new food offerings such as a vintage Dodger ice cream truck, and a new Spectrum SportsNet LA set.
The Dodgers hope to complete all renovations by opening day on March 26, although some elements will be unveiled and added during the first few homestands. The renovated pavilions and centrefield plaza will not be accessible during the Freeway Series from March 23-24 as finishing touches are completed.
The Dodgers first revealed plans to renovate Dodger Stadium last July. The project will be worth a reported $100m (£77m/€92m). Dodger Stadium opened in 1962 and is the third-oldest ballpark in MLB after Fenway Park and Wrigley Field.
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