Jan 8, 2014, 8:53 AM EST
It’s hard to remember that, just a couple of years ago, there was talk of the Dodgers leaving Dodger Stadium and building a downtown ballpark. I’m guessing most of that was a bluff, but the fact that it even got to the bluffing stage is shocking to me given how beautiful and historic that place is.
Those days are gone, however, and the Dodgers continue to make needed upgrades to their wonderful ballpark. The latest group of upgrades were announced yesterday and are detailed over at MLB.com. Included are changes to the visiting clubhouse, added food options and lounging/bar areas, upgrade of electrical infrastructure and even more trees and greenery beyond the outfield walls.
No one element is going to be terribly noticeable, but these sorts of things are the kinds of upgrades which, if older, now long-dead parks had undertaken as they aged, would probably still be around. Good to know Dodgers Stadium — somehow now the third oldest park in Major League Baseball — will be around for a long time.
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