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Aerial view of Chávez Ravine, Dodger Stadium, and surrounding areas
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1960
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Dodger Stadium, built in the Los Angeles community of Chávez Ravine and overlooking downtown Los Angeles, is currently the third oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball. The stadium broke ground on September 17, 1959, was built between 1959-1962, opened on April 10, 1962, and has been home to the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team ever since. It was designed by architect Emil Praeger and was built by the Vinell Construction Company. The stadium sits on 300 acres, and has a fan capacity of 56,000, and parking capacity of 16,000. Dodger Stadium was privately financed by Walter O'Malley with an original proposed cost of $12 million, which balloooned to $16 million during construction, and was finally completed at a cost of $23 million. Dodger Stadium's official address is 1000 Elysian Park Avenue.
Aerial view of Chávez Ravine (hill on the left) and Dodger Stadium under construction, as well as the numerous freeway "veins" that run through the city of Los Angeles. Hundreds of homes are also visible in the surrounding areas as far as the eye can see.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Views, Aerial.; A-008-098 8x10
Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Building construction--California--Los Angeles
Express highways--California, Southern
Baseball fields--California--Los Angeles
Dwellings--California--Los Angeles
Stadiums--California--Los Angeles
O'Malley, Walter,1903-1979
Praeger, Emil
Chávez Ravine (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Vinell Construction Company

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