The Dodgers held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday for Tommy Lasorda's Italian Trattoria, the new restaurant named after the Hall of Fame manager that is the centerpiece of new plazas built behind the Dodger Stadium bullpens. The plazas are part of the second round of $150 million of enhancements to the 52-year-old stadium, which will be the site of Freeway Series games against the Angels on Thursday and Friday nights. Along with a new team store, tickets and concessions space, and Dodgers memorabilia in the plazas, the enhancements include seating and lounging areas at bars and drink rails overlooking the bullpens in the outfield. In addition to Lasorda's Italian Trattoria, there will be a hot-off-the-grill Think Blue BBQ located on the left-field area of the plaza. The left- and right-field entryways will feature photo moments, Dodgers memorabilia, five-foot diameter World Series rings, an eight-foot replica of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, a life-size statue of the iconic Farmer John Dodger Dog and interactive replicas of the 76 ball, both Dodgers partners for more than 50 years. A clock in left field will greet fans with Vin Scully's signature line, "It's Time for Dodger Baseball."
Dodgers unveil ballpark enhancements
MLB.com | Mar 26