If you haven’t been to Dodger Stadium this off-season, you’ve probably missed some of the early looks at the renovations underway ahead of the 2020 season. In July of this year, Dodgers President Stan Kasten announced wholesale changes to the area behind the pavilions in center field that would act as an official front door to the 57 year-old stadium.
Additionally, the new two-acre center field plaza will “include a Sandy Koufax statue, unique food offerings, retail space, and entertainment and kids area.” But perhaps most importantly, the stadium will now offer more elevators around the bowl.
This is how it looks so far.
Along with the elevators — there’s another one on the third base line as well — scaffolding has been set up in the right field pavilion as the renovation moves into the next demolition phase. This is a change from the last time we were out at the stadium.
In July, Kasten had this to say on the renovation.
Dodger Stadium has always been and remains the most beautiful place ever built to play or watch a game of baseball, and these renovations will enhance every aspect of the fan experience with modern and family-friendly amenities. This latest project continues to demonstrate ownership’s commitment to give a first-class experience to the best fans in baseball.
This is more than steel, concrete, dirt and grass. This is our home…and we can’t wait. #ASG pic.twitter.com/d9bYVXyS87
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 11, 2018
Of course, the renovations are underway in part due to the 2020 All-Star Game, which will be hosted at Dodger Stadium for the first time since 1980. And from what we’re seeing, things seem to be on schedule for the baseball cathedral’s Hollywood facelift.