The idea for Dodger Stadium began in 1957 once the Dodgers moved West from Brooklyn. However, the stadium wasn’t ready for baseball until 1962. While waiting for their stadium to be built the Dodgers played at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for five seasons. On April 10, 1962, the Dodgers played their very first game here against the Cincinnati Reds. This game attracted more than 52,000 fans.
Dodger Stadium is the oldest stadium west of the Mississippi River. Currently, it is the third oldest ballpark in all of Major League Baseball just behind Fenway and Wrigley. It was the first privately financed baseball stadium since the Yankees did it back in 1923. The stadium now holds 56,000 fans and is the largest stadium in the MLB.
After the 2005 season, former owner Frank McCourt decided to replace just about every single seat in Dodger Stadium. He got rid of the seats that had been a part of the stadium since 1975 and brought back the original color scheme from the 1962 season. The colors of the seats aren’t just random either. Walter O’Malley, the former owner who brought the Dodgers to Los Angeles, had a meaning for each level of seats and the colors they consisted.
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