Renovations to be announced tomorrow at Dodger Stadium, but right now on your favorite blog

Actually, they were made public in a release sent out by the mayor’s office that one of my colleagues back at the Daily News was kind enough to forward to me. This is the copied-and-pasted paragraph I took directly from that release, with further comment from your humble correspondent below:

The $500 million renovation and modernization plans include building a new entrance beyond center field, a new plaza inside the stadium gates, a “Top of the Park” outdoor deck area, a modern promenade, restaurants and new Dodger history museum.

This entry way in center field is something Frank has been talking about since he took over the team. I remember him describing it to me in great detail in his office one day early in the 2004 season. It sounds to me like it’s going to be very similar to what they have at Turner Field in Atlanta, if you have ever been there to see it, a big cluster of restaurants and stuff beyond center field. Although in this case, it might not be as prominently visible from inside the ballpark as it is at the Ted. The rest of it all sounds like stuff that won’t dramatically change the look of the park.

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  • bryboiblue

    Half a billion to renovate Dodger Stadium and create the beginning of a City Walk-type location it sounds to me. Could this be the beginning of a long-term plan for further development … possibly including an NFL stadium should City Hall start ignoring the Coliseum Commission?

    You’ve got to give Frank one thing, he knows what to do with a parking lot.

  • bryboiblue

    Half a billion to renovate Dodger Stadium and create the beginning of a City Walk-type location it sounds to me. Could this be the beginning of a long-term plan for further development … possibly including an NFL stadium should City Hall start ignoring the Coliseum Commission?

    You’ve got to give Frank one thing, he knows what to do with a parking lot.