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Title
Dodger Stadium construction
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection;
Creator
Dean, Gordon
Contributor
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
1963
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
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Description
Title supplied by cataloger.
Dodger Stadium, built in the Los Angeles area of Chávez 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 Chávez Ravine, under construction. Nearly completed stands can be seen as well as the undeveloped field. Photograph dated February 12, 1963. See images 00155497 through 00155505 for all photos in this series.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Identifier
00155498
Valley Times Collection;
HCNVT_d059_f21_i22
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/128528
Subject
Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Stadiums
Grandstands
Building construction
Building materials
Automobiles
Debris
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Time Period
1961-1970

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