Dodger Stadium To Host 2020 MLB All-Star Game
For only the third time since their arrival from Brooklyn, the Los Angeles Dodgers will be hosting the mid-summer classic. During a press conference at Dodger Stadium, attended by baseball and political dignitaries, Commissioner Rob Manfred made the awarding official to Dodgers CEO Stan Kasten, and they promise it won’t just be a game. It will be a Hollywood-class gala.
“We’re Los Angeles. We know how to throw parties, we know how to host big events,” said Kasten.
“And you can bet the party here in two years will be extraordinary. It is not just the second-biggest market in America, it is not just the media and entertainment capital of the world, we also have become the most heavily attended sports venue in the world.”
The L.A. City Council authorized a $100,000 expenditure for the use of city services and resources connected to host the game, estimating the event would generate an $89 million economic impact to the community.
This will be the first time that Dodger Stadium will be hosting baseball’s mid-summer classic since 1980. It was during the 1980 All-Star Game that Dodger Stadium introduced us to DiamondVision, which was then a state-of-the-art full color video replay system that would show highlights, bloopers, and other in-game entertainment bits. DiamondVision would be the first ever color replay presentation at a major sports venue. The L.A. Coliseum, home of the Dodgers from 1958-1961, was the host in 1959.
With all the fanfare surrounding the announcement, perhaps there is no one other way to announce Tinseltown’s big news from none other than one of the all-time greats, Vin Scully.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 11, 2018
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