As the Los Angeles Dodgers face the Houston Astros in the World Series, Dodger Stadium proudly stands in readiness for what it was built for.
For the first time since 1988, Los Angeles Dodgers are in the World Series where they will face the Houston Astros, who topped the New York Yankees on Saturday night to win the American League pennant.
World Series Schedule:
Here’s a look at the 2017 World Series schedule. The Dodgers have home–field advantage, so they’ll host Games 1, 2, 6 and 7.
FOX News, for one, will televise every World Series game, which will all begin roughly at 8:08 p.m. ET.
Game 1: Tuesday, Oct. 24 (Astros at Dodgers)
Game 2: Wednesday, Oct. 25 (Astros at Dodgers)
Game 3: Friday, Oct. 27 (Dodgers at Astros)
Game 4: Saturday, Oct. 28 (Dodgers at Astros)
Game 5: Sunday, Oct. 29 (Dodgers at Astros)*
Game 6: Tuesday, Oct. 31 (Astros at Dodgers)*
Game 7: Wednesday, Nov. 1 (Astros at Dodgers)*
About Dodger Stadium
Dodger Stadium is located in the Elysian Park neighborhood of Los Angeles at 1000 Vin Scully Ave, the home field of the Los Angeles Dodgers, the city’s Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise. It opened on April 10, 1962.
Dodger Stadium is currently the oldest ballpark in MLB west of the Mississippi River, and third-oldest overall, after Fenway Park in Boston (1912) and Wrigley Field in Chicago (1914) and is the largest MLB stadium by seat capacity.
The stadium hosted World Series in 1963, 1965, 1966, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1988, and 2017. It also hosted the semifinals and finals of the 2009 and 2017 World Baseball Classics. It also hosted exhibition baseball during the 1984 Summer Olympics.
The stadium hosted a soccer tournament on August 3, 2013 featuring four clubs, the hometown team Los Angeles Galaxy, and Europe’s Real Madrid, Everton, and Juventus.
For the first time at Dodger Stadium, the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks played a regular season game on January 25, 2014 as part of the NHL Stadium Series.
The land for Dodger Stadium was purchased from local owners and inhabitants in the early 1950s by the city of Los Angeles using eminent domain with funds from the Federal Housing Act of 1949. The city had planned to develop the Elysian Park Heights public housing project, which included two dozen 13-story buildings and more than 160 two-story townhouses, in addition to newly rebuilt playgrounds and schools, and a college.
Following extended negotiations, the city purchased the Chavez Ravine property back from the Federal Housing Authority at a drastically reduced price, with the stipulation that the land be used for a public purpose.
Ground was broken for Dodger Stadium on September 17, 1959. The stadium was originally designed to be expandable to 85,000 seats by expanding the upper decks over the outfield pavilions. This expansion was never done.
Dodger Stadium was one of the last baseball-only facilities built before the dawn of the multi-purpose stadium. It is now the third-oldest park still in use, and the oldest on the West Coast, but thanks to extensive renovations circa 2013, it it remains a very modern state of the art stadium.