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Chavez Ravine under construction
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection;
Dean, Gordon
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Dodger Stadium in the Los Angeles area of Chavez Ravine, just north of downtown, is currently the third oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball. Construction began in 1959, it 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 capacity of 56,000, with 16,000 parking spaces. The stadium was privately financed by Walter O'Malley with an original proposed cost of $12 million but was finally completed at a cost of $23 million. Dodger Stadium's official address is 1000 Elysian Park Avenue.
Pictured is Dodger Stadium in Chavez Ravine, under construction. Nearly completed stands can be seen as well as the undeveloped field. Numerous construction workers can be seen scattered throughout. Photograph date stamped January 2, 1962.
1 photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Valley Times Collection;
HCNVT_ d063_ f38_ i21
Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Earthmoving machinery
Building construction
Building materials
Building sites
Baseball fields
Construction workers
Chavez Ravine (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Time Period

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