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Take Me Out To The $100 Million Improved Ball Game

A rendering featuring some of the planned renovations at Dodger Stadium
A rendering featuring some of the planned renovations at Dodger Stadium
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Play Ball! That’s exactly what the Los Angeles Dodgers will continue to do, but spectators can expect to see some serious upgrades to the ballpark in time for the 2020 season.

The timing aligns with the MLB’s All Star Game, which will take place at Dodger Stadium next year. 

The $100 million upgrades include a new Centerfield Plaza, new elevators and bridges and a new sound system. You’ll also notice renovations to the Left and Right Field Pavilions, including new restrooms and an enclosed bar that looks into the bullpen.  

But if you’re worried you’ll be missing that “old-timey” feel, fear not. Stadium officials say they’re committed to retaining the mid-century modern feel. 

Janet Marie Smith, the Senior Vice President of Planning and Development, has overseen all the renovations of the team’s facilities since 2012. She has a track record when it comes to overseeing major stadium renovations, including work for the Baltimore Orioles and the Boston Red Sox.  

Larry sits down with Smith to discuss the project.


Janet Marie Smith, senior vice president of planning and development for the Los Angeles Dodgers

Brenda Levin, president and founder of the Los Angeles-based firm Levin & Associates Architects, which led the design of the planned Dodger Stadium renovation