A map of Dodger Stadium soon after it was first proposed for Chavez Ravine in 1957. Part of the Los Angeles Examiner Collection in the USC Digital Library.
Today is the 50th anniversary of the opening of Dodger Stadium. These images from the USC Digital Library show the stadium’s progress from concept to construction site to sports venue.
To learn more about the history and controversial origins of Dodger Stadium, see L.A. as Subject’s post from last April, “A History of L.A.’s Baseball Stadiums: Stars, Angels, the Battle for Chavez Ravine.”
November 8, 1961: Four men play a pickup baseball game on the Dodger Stadium construction site. Dodger Stadium celebrated its official opening day several months later, on April 10, 1962.