As season ticket sales top 30,000, a renovated Dodger Stadium braces for Opening Day impact.

Dodger Stadium renovations

Dodgers president Stan Kasten returned from the construction zone that is Dodger Stadium with a vision of the future.

“Maybe not by Thursday,” he said, “but by Friday it will get done.”

The media, whose tour of the new-look stadium is still a few days away, aren’t the only ones skeptical of this pronouncement. The renovated clubhouses are supposed to be ready by Thursday, one day before the Dodgers host their first exhibition game against the Angels, and “I’m fully planning on winning several bets I had with a number of our players who doubted us,” Kasten said.

The ambitious project included unforeseen snags and cost overruns that ran the total bill “north” of $100 million, but overall Kasten had an upbeat outlook Saturday.

“We’re happy, proud and a little surprised it did get done,” he said.

If anything should make him nervous it’s Opening Day.

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