Renovations retain the charm of Chavez Ravine


 

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The new Dodger team store and ticket booth offer both convenience and ease for patrons entering the

stadium via the left field reserve level entrance.

 

 Javier Galviz

Photo Editor

Now into their 55th year in L.A., the Dodgers have played in Elysian Park for 51 years. Dodger Stadium is the third oldest baseball stadium in the country behind Fenway Park and Wrigley Field.

Such historic company, along with pressures to address the needs of an increasingly tech savvy fan base, team owner Guggenheim Baseball Management devoted $100 million to enhance the fan’s ballpark experience.

Among the significant changes are the new hi-def video screens and ribbon boards, along with an all-new sound system. Designated play areas for kids, increased concession stands, and fun photo opportunities like larger-than-life size bobble heads and 4-foot statues of retired jersey numbers add to the upgrade.

Accessibility through the park was also improved, offering more inclines and wider concourses, especially in the more populated reserve and top deck levels.

Also on the bill were restroom renovations aimed to improve the flow of traffic, yet on the men’s side, I stood in lines longer than I have ever had to. Ladies can sympathize.

Seasoned Dodger fans are well aware of the stadium’s terrible cell reception dropped calls and unsent texts, plus no one on Instagram would know you were even there.  In response to this issue, part of the renovation was a state-of-the-art Wi-Fi network.

Overall, the nostalgia of Dodger Stadium has not been compromised. The renovations definitely serve their purpose as enhancements that do benefit anyone who attends a game there.

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