Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Digging Out Dodger Stadium, circa 1961

Construction on Dodger Stadium began in September of 1959. Lawsuits and landslides (some things never change in LA) forced the construction to be completed a year behind schedule. On April 10, 1962, over 52,000 baseball fans crammed the new state-of-the-art stadium, built to hold 50,000 people.

4 comments:

ben wideman said...

that is AWESOME! Any more from Dodger Stadium's early days?

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

My neighbor in East Los Angeles was a member of one of the families that was forced to vacate their homes in Chavez Revine.

San Diego Farmgirl said...

Well, what do you know? How cool is that? I love Dodger Stadium!

JT said...

Ben, I don't think I do but if I do come across any I will post them.