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Old 01-16-2013, 11:49 AM
 
Location: California
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Keep Dodger Stadium.

Lets be serious however... and not compare Three Rivers to Dodger Stadium.

Three Rivers (Riverfront in Cincinnati, Veterans Stadium in Philly, Olympic in Montreal and other "multi purpose" facilities became all the rage for communities trying to satisfy the needs of multiple sports teams. Unfortunately, they were also all equally compromised at not being the best sporting venue for any one sport. Jack of all trades, masters of none. The sightlines were compromised, the playing fields (generally astroturf) played differently, were hard and caused/aggravated injuries, and they were not very esthetically pleasing or welcoming environments for ball games. There is very little reason any of them should have been "renovated" to update and keep them due to so many deficiencies from a fan, and event standpoint (other than their fexibility). Their disappearance and replacement by sport specific facilities is a huge improvement for the sports they host and the fan experiences.

Dodger stadium doesn't really suffer these shortcomings, and is largely considered a very good venue to take in a baseball game. Some renovations and updates could keep it going for a LONG time!

I agree with everything you wrote, and there is a $100,000 renovation to Dodger Stadium right now, I hope it's done before the season starts!!
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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i consider DS to be a true classic, a beautiful ballpark, and as MLB's third oldest park, one steeped in tradition.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:53 PM
 
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I agree with everything you wrote, and there is a $100,000 renovation to Dodger Stadium right now, I hope it's done before the season starts!!
$100,000 seems kinda low for a legit renovation. Hell that probably wont even be enough to replace the urinals. I know that the new ownership group has deep pockets, I'm surprised that they're only spending that much for a treasure such as Dodger Stadium.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Retired in Malibu/La Quinta/Flagstaff
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I vote to keep Dodger Stadium and upgrade. My family, including my aunt and uncle, as well as a large number of friends were uprooted from Chavez Ravine to make way for the "new" ballpark. I don't regret the move at all. We were well compensated and Chavez Ravine was an slum filled with lowlifes, anyhow. We moved to a better neighborhood and a lot nicer home.

I enjoyed the few times I saw the Dodgers play at the L.A. Coliseum, although I do wish they had held onto old Wrigley Field in South L.A. Attending the exhibition game between the Dodgers and Red Sox a couple of years ago really brought back some fond memories.

What Dodger Stadium needs to do to be fan-friendly and family-friendly is to keep the same lowlifes that lived in Chavez Ravine out of the ballpark, as well. I occassionally work uniformed security during the season and don't think twice about ejecting fans that prevent everyone at the stadium from enjoying the game.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:40 PM
 
Location: California
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$100,000 seems kinda low for a legit renovation. Hell that probably wont even be enough to replace the urinals. I know that the new ownership group has deep pockets, I'm surprised that they're only spending that much for a treasure such as Dodger Stadium.
My mistake, the renovation is a $100,000,000 renovation!!
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:45 AM
 
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My mistake, the renovation is a $100,000,000 renovation!!

I gotcha, did some research and found this article.

Venues Today :: Dodger Stadium Upgrades with Fans in Mind

Awesome.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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i consider DS to be a true classic, a beautiful ballpark, and as MLB's third oldest park, one steeped in tradition.


Although it's slightly disturbing to think that a stadium that is only 50 years old is the third-oldest in the league.
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Tear down Dodger Stadium? Blasphemy! Upgrade it, but keep it where it is. The best stadium in baseball.
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I think they should tear down that monstrosity and give the land back to the people they stole it from.

Ry Cooder - 3rd Base, Dodger Stadium
Why do so many threads have to turn into political discussions and were you living in Los Angeles and an adult at the time the Dodgers moved there or are you going by what you have read, which is not always the truth? Do you have any idea how many people have been emplyed by the Dodgers move to Los Angeles?
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Trash Dodger Stadium and have the team move back to the LA Coliseum. Baseball was exciting there with the immense center and right fields, and hardly any left field at all. Acres of foul ground on the left side, almost nothing on the right. Bring back the Moon Shots.
I can't go along with that for one second, but it was exciting, especially 1959, when they would fill the coliseum and we all watched them go from a nothing team to the World Series champs.

I really would like to see them stay where they are, but I am sure the stadium needs some upgrading. I haven't seen a game there in 30 years.Our son has though.
Nita
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