Dodger stadium is a baseball stadium located in Los Angeles, California. Built in 1962, Dodger stadium is the home ground of Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers.
The stadium was built as the home stadium for the Dodgers after moving across America in 1957 from Brooklyn, New York. The area chosen for the stadium was Chavez Ravine, a historic part of Los Angeles that offers panoramic views of the downtown Los Angeles skyline and the hills of Elysian Park. The stadium’s outfield features an entirely symmetrical design, one of the few stadiums to do so, surrounded by 56,000 seats, the highest in Major League Baseball. Due to the stadiums design, excellent views are available from anywhere within the stadium with little to no viewing obstructions.
Apart from baseball, Dodger stadium has also hosted a number of other supporting events: football, hockey, boxing and the 1984 Olympics have all been able to utilise the stadium to great effect. The stadium is also a popular concert venue having hosted a wide variety of popular musicians in the six decades since it’s opening. Due to its close proximity to Hollywood, Dodger stadium is often used as filming location whenever a baseball stadium is needed.
Dodger Stadium is currently the third oldest stadium in Major League Baseball. The fact that the only other two stadiums that are older, Fenway Park in Boston and Wrigley Field in Chicago, were built almost 50 years before Dodger stadium goes to show how well planned and designed the stadium was for the time in which it was built. There are currently no plans to replace Dodger Stadium with the stadium expected to host baseball and softball at the 2028 Los Angeles Olympic Games.