When Frank McCourt purchased the Dodgers, rumors flew about exciting potential developments in Chavez Ravine.
However, the excitement and speculation died when McCourt and his wife Jamie began a publicized and contentious divorce. The situation held the Dodgers hostage financially and Dodgers Stadium only underwent some minor renovations under McCourt ownership.
Luckily for Dodgers fans, the speculation and excitement is back and this time it's for real. A new report from the LA Times is creating the buzz.
When the Dodgers were sold to Magic Johnson and company, the organization once again became financially relevant. Chairman Mark Walter, President Stan Kasten, Magic, and the rest have made it perfectly clear to everyone they are prepared to spend money.
Chavez Ravine developments, therefore, are certainly high on their to-do list and plans are finally taking form.
According to the LA Times report, the Dodgers have hired planner Janet Marie Smith to oversee the upcoming Dodger Stadium changes. Smith previously worked on renovating Turner Field, Fenway Park, and Camden Yards, and is working closely with Kasten on the plans.
Here's what the new stadium design could mean for the future of Chavez Ravine and the Dodgers organization as a whole.