Location: Los Angeles, California
Client: The McCourt Company
Johnson Fain designed a multi-faceted stadium improvement plan that will bring the most modern amenities to Dodger fans, while preserving the tradition of the historic venue, first opened in 1962. The improvements will solidify Dodger Stadium’s place as the home of Los Angeles baseball for the next 50 years. The new facilities were designed to LEED Silver sustainability standards.
The Dodger Stadium “Next 50” plan features Dodger Way, a ceremonial new “front door” and urban plaza surrounded by an administrative office building for the Dodgers organization; the Dodger Experience an interactive museum showcasing the history
of the Dodgers and baseball in Los Angeles; a 20,000 square foot flagship Dodger Store; and the Dodger Cafe. Connecting all the elements of the project is The Green Necklace – a ring of gardens, open plazas, and amenities around the stadium, which moves the fan experience outside the walls of the stadium so they have activities which can extend their time at the ballpark beyond the game. The Top of Park plaza located at the highest elevation on site will feature breathtaking 360 degree views spanning the
Downtown skyline and Santa Monica Bay, the Santa Monica and San Gabriel Mountains, and the Dodger Stadium diamond. Other features within the Green Necklace are two, 8-level, 900-car parking structures and a series of food service /retail concession clusters.