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Title supplied by cataloger. 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. Photograph caption dated August 6, 1962 reads, "Cubs' Ernie Banks nails Frank Howard... Puts tag on Dodger slugger in Sunday's first game."
Banks, Ernie,--1931-2015 Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles, Calif.) Los Angeles Dodgers (Baseball team) Chicago Cubs (Baseball team) Baseball fields Baseball players Baseball teams Stadiums Baseball umpires Men Chavez Ravine (Los Angeles, Calif.) Los Angeles (Calif.) Portrait photographs Group portraits