Dodger Stadium, often called Chavez Ravine, has been home to the Los Angeles Dodgers since 1962. The stadium was constructed from 1959 through 1962 at a slim (in today’s standards) total of $23 million. Today, it is the third oldest ballpark in the major leagues behind icons Fenway Park in Boston and Wrigley Field in Chicago.
Since the Ravine opened its doors to Angelinos on April 10, 1962 it has earned a reputation amongst sports fans and baseball purists (especially baseball purists) as being one of the best places to see a game.
Famous for its iconic backdrop (rolling hills and a “THINK BLUE” sign), it’s greener than green grass and of course the Dodger Dog, Chavez Ravine has grown into its own these past 50 years. It now transcends baseball. It has become a television, film and pop culture star (in some respects) and has hosted hundreds of unique events that at the time seemed larger than life.
Here, in chronological order, are the 25 best moments in the history of a truly historic arena.