Dodger Stadium is a baseball park and the home of the Los Angeles Dodgers. It was built in 1962, making it one of the oldest ball parks. (Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts and Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois are older.) It is also one of the largest baseball park in seating capacity.
Dodger Stadium was constructed from 1959 to 1962 at a cost of $23 million dollars. A neighborhood called Chavez Ravine had to be torn down to build the stadium. The Los Angeles Angels rented from the Dodgers from 1962 through 1965, before moving to Anaheim Stadium. The Angels called the ballpark Chavez Ravine Stadium.
There was talk of tearing down the stadium to build a football stadium, but that did not happen.
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- "The Largest Baseball Stadium". http://www.electro-mech.com/team-sports/baseball/the-largest-baseball-stadium/. Retrieved 2009-11-08.
- "Independent Lens . CHAVEZ RAVINE . The History of Chavez Ravine". http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/chavezravine/cr.html. Retrieved 2009-11-08.
- "Dodger Stadium". http://www.ballparks.com/baseball/national/dodger.htm. Retrieved 2009-11-08.
- "All football in Los Angeles is still political". http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2009/01/all-football-in.html. Retrieved 2009-11-08.
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