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Old February 17th, 2013, 01:54 AM   #161
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Old February 18th, 2013, 06:41 PM   #163
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Old February 18th, 2013, 08:06 PM   #164
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Schematics of (top) old Dodgers clubhouse, (middle) new Dodgers clubhouse, (bottom) overlay of the two.
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Old February 19th, 2013, 08:58 AM   #165
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Kasten outlines Dodgers clubhouse renovations

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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- After briefing the team on the ongoing renovations of the Dodger Stadium clubhouse, club president Stan Kasten on Monday provided the media with an update too.

"We knew it was the world's worst clubhouse," said Kasten. "I said to Sandy [Koufax], 'It was substandard in your day,' and it hadn't been fixed since."

Well, it's being fixed now. Displaying overlay blueprints, Kasten explained that the home clubhouse will be "almost twice the square footage" of the previous locker room area, accomplished by excavating a second level. That was necessary because the original design of the stadium was set in a natural bowl against the hillside, making access from outside the stadium impossible.

The new facility will have a bigger trainer's room, weight room, aqua area, interview room and conference room. There will be a kitchen with a chef and nutritionist, rather than having meals catered from outside vendors. There will be a "quiet room," although nobody's really sure what that's about.

Two batting cages will be under the new clubhouse and, for the first time in stadium history, the visiting team will have a separate batting cage. Previously, visiting players had to walk through the home clubhouse area to access the batting cage and weight room.

"That's what I'm most excited about," said manager Don Mattingly. "The other team doesn't walk through our clubhouse. That was really weird. We came in with New York in '04 and went to the cage and, where are we? In their locker room? That's not a good situation."

Kasten said the first stab at renovation plans were expanded at the direction of chairman Mark Walter.

"He said to make it bigger," said Kasten. "He wanted it more like your favorite health club, a place where they like to work out. We want to provide a facility with the best chance to extend their careers. Mark was the real motivator.

"The architects tell me it's the largest in the Major Leagues. The latest, the newest, the most modern equipment."

Kasten said the concrete has been poured to put the field level back together, and he insists "all the important stuff" will be done by Opening Day.
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The new high-definition LED board in right-field

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So this guy has no idea what a quiet room is? mlb.com is still hiring the dumbest candidates, I see.
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Initial tests of the new high definition scoreboard in right field.

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Initial tests of the new high definition scoreboard in right field.

That pic reminds me of when they installed the first TV style board there in 1980. The Dodgers were hosting the All Star game that year, and they wanted their new toy to be ready to show off. A few days before All Star game, the Giants were down there, and back then the games in LA were among the few that were televised in the Bay Area. The tech guys had been fiddling with the board all day and into the night, and since the game was kind of dull the TV guys would occasionally show their progress. There were several shots that looked like this for a minute or so, then it would go dark again. Finally, around the sixth or seventh inning they tried again, and suddenly we had a picture. The place went nuts. It wasn't perfect, and definitely needed adjustments, but it was obvious that here was something new and interesting.
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Old March 9th, 2013, 05:30 AM   #172
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looking good! should definitely be ready for opening day
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looking good! should definitely be ready for opening day
Definitely. No need at all to be concerned about moving the opening series up here.
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Kasten said that most, not all, renovations will be completed by the Dodgers-Angels exhibition on March 29. I'm getting to the park early that day to walk around and take photos for everyone.
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NHL officials are discussing the possbility of holding an outdoor game in LA next year, likely to be at Dodger Stadium.
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NHL officials are discussing the possbility of holding an outdoor game in LA next year, likely to be at Dodger Stadium.
Is this a joke, to see if anyone is paying attention?
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Is this a joke, to see if anyone is paying attention?
why would it be a joke? the Kings draw extremely well (sold out every game for a few years now) and the Ducks are now selling out as they are winning.

That game would be a great showcase of west coast hockey, although i think they would have it between the Kings and an original 6 team to draw east coast viewers.
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Should be good to see a game here. Think it might help hockey grow having it in Dodger Stadium and out of the bigger hockey markets.

Would this be a late evening/night game for east coast fans and being out of the midday sun.
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