The all-star game is going to be held at Dodger Stadium this summer for the first time since 1980. For the record this is just the second time ever that the midsummer classic is hosted at Chavez Ravine. Back in 1980, the Dodgers unveiled the brand new state of the art diamond vision in left field. At the time it was cutting edge technology. Today that Diamond vision is long gone, replaced by state of the art digital video boards. Welcome to the modern era folks.
For the All-star game the Dodgers are making some renovations to the stadium. Namely they will be adding “Home Run Seats” in center field. The pavilions are being torn up and new seats, drink rails and a connection from the pavilions to the rest of the stadium is being built. They are also adding a plaza in center field as well. Personally I don’t like the idea of tearing up the pavilions or messing with the original architecture of Dodger Stadium, but this is something that is definitely going to look unique. We’ve never seen this before.
I wasn’t there, but the Dodgers recently allowed some of the media to tour the stadium and check out how the renovations are going. Seems like they have a lot of work to be done to get everything done in time for opening day. Dodger’s Vice President of marketing Janet Marie Smith walks everybody through the additions. Check out the video from the Dodger Blue site and let me know what you think of the new renovations. These are permanent changes, not just for the all-star game.