Dodgers Stadium Unveils $100M Renovation Plans, New All-Star Logo

July 23, 2019 - 3:05 pm
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The Los Angeles Dodgers unveiled plans Tuesday for a $100-million renovation of Dodger stadium. 

Slated to be finished in time for the start of next season, the remodel will include: a new centerfield plaza, two sports bars, kids play area, a new statue honoring Hall of Fame left-handed pitcher Sandy Koufax, and the Jackie Robinson statue will be relocated the entrance. It will also serve as a permanent home for the "Legends of Dodger Baseball" plaques. 

“In 1955, I joined the Brooklyn Dodgers,” said Sandy Koufax. “It was my honor to be with Jackie Robinson in life.  Now in Los Angeles, it is again my honor to be with him in bronze and to thank the Los Angeles fans for treating me so well on this journey.”

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“Maybe the most important thing that drove me and Janet during this process is when you’re sitting in your seat at Dodger Stadium, whether you’re on the field level or in the top deck, it’s going to look the same as it did before,” Kasten and Janet Marie Smith, who have been the Dodgers’ senior vice president of planning and development since 2012, told the Los Angeles Times in an interview. “That Dodger Stadium view from foul pole to foul pole is just timeless and iconic and we didn’t want to change that.

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“The bleachers, the palm trees and the San Gabriel Mountains, that is never changing as long as we’re around.”

The Dodgers plan also includes replacing the sound system. 

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Additionally, Dodgers unveiled the official new logo for the 2020 All-Star game. The press conference was a who's who of baseball all-stars. 

CODY BELLINGER, Two-Time All-Star

HYUN-JIN RYU, 2019 All-Star

JUSTIN TURNER, 2017 All-Star

KENLEY JANSEN, Three-Time All-Star

WALKER BUEHLER, 2019 All-Star

MAX MUNCY, 2019 All-Star

JOC PEDERSON, 2015 All-Star; Two-time HR Derby Participant; 2015 Finalist              

DAVE ROBERTS, Manager, Los Angeles Dodgers; Two-Time NL All-Star Manager

TOMMY LASORDA, Hall of Fame Manager

STEVE GARVEY, 10-Time All-Star

FERNANDO VALENZUELA, Six-Time All-Star

RON CEY, Six-Time All-Star

BILL RUSSELL, Three-Time All-Star

VIN SCULLY, Hall of Fame Broadcaster

JAIME JARRIN, Hall of Fame Broadcaster

According to the Los Angeles Times, Guggenheim Baseball Management has spent more than $300 million on renovations to the stadium. 

“When we got here in 2012 we recognized then what remains true today — the design and construction of Dodger Stadium is a work of genius,” Kasten told LA Times reporter Arash Markazi. “It is the most beautiful place ever built to play or watch the game of baseball. But when we got here, there had been 50 years’ worth of work that needed to be done to make it a 21st-century ballpark. It’s the third-oldest ballpark in baseball, but it now offers all the amenities of a modern-day ballpark.”