Interesting Facts About Dodger Stadium

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  1. 1. INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT DODGERS STADIUM by Valerie Wardlaw
  2. 2. Built in 1962, Dodger Stadium is ranking behind Wrigley Field in Chicago (1961) and Fenway Park in Boston (1912). Third-oldest ballpark in the U.S.
  3. 3. The area surrounding Dodger Stadium, known as Dodgertown, voted in favor of the stadium getting it's own zip code. Zip Code
  4. 4. Dodger Stadium is one of only four stadiums in the MLB and the only stadium in the National league that has a symmetrical field. Field Measurements: Left field and right field -330 feet Medium left-center and medium right-center- 360 feet Medium right-center- 360 feet True left-center and true right-center - 375 feet, Center field- 400 feet Symmetrical Outfield
  5. 5. In 1987, Pope John Paul II held mass at Dodger Stadium. Visited by the Pope
  6. 6. The weather plays a key factor in the number of home runs a team might score during different times of the day. Many of the hits that would most certainly be home runs during the day are less likely to be home runs in the evening. This is due to the nearby ocean. The air becomes extremely dense at night as a result of the chilled air and in turn leads to evening hits falling short. Home Run Weather
  7. 7. The Dodgers were the first team in the league to get over three million fans to attend their games in a single season. This was not a one-time occurrence for the team. The Dodgers managed to have over three million fans at their games six times before any other team in the league managed to do it once. First Team to Three Million
  8. 8. Since 2005, the stadium has been selling 1,674, 400 Dodger dogs every year. This means Dodger Stadium is outselling other stadiums, even Coors Field, by more hundreds of thousands of hot dogs. Most Hot Dogs Sold