In the course of the floor-breaking for Dodger Stadium, a number of big earthmovers plunged down a 200-foot slope, shoving tons of filth forward of them as spectators watched. Some individuals scooped up handfuls of dust and packed it in memento cardboard packing containers.

Development began in 1959 and led to 1962, at a complete value of $23 million. On the time, Dodgers President Walter O’Malley envisioned the ballpark as a “showplace,” in line with a Occasions interview in 1969. Influenced by Walt Disney and Disneyland, he had plans for a musical fountain in left subject and an imported Italian sound system, stated Mark Langill, writer of the books “Los Angeles Dodgers” and “Dodger Stadium.” However then actuality set in, O’Malley’s views advanced and the fountain was gone.

The ballpark opened April 10, 1962, with fifty two,564 individuals in attendance to observe the Dodgers play the Cincinnati Reds (the Dodgers misplaced, 6-three).The most important shock? There have been few visitors issues. A lot of the spectators have been seated for the primary pitch, and after the sport, stadium parking tons have been cleared in half-hour, The Occasions reported.

An earlier model of this publish appeared on March 31, 2011.

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