It was reported on Monday that the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tim Leiweke have come to an agreement to bring “major bands” to Dodger Stadium in the near future. This is big news for the stadium and the surrounding greater Los Angeles area. It gives a massive venue to music lovers.
This past September, AC/DC performed at the stadium, and there’s no telling what other big time bands could take their talents and put them on display at Chavez Ravine. According to the report, there would be roughly 50,000 seats for the concerts when they happen.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have formed a partnership with entertainment executive Tim Leiweke and music industry veteran Irving Azoff to attract major bands to Dodger Stadium.
Now, due to the hectic schedule of baseball, it’s a little tough to figure out what dates bands would be available to perform at the stadium for. You have to remember that it takes bands quite a while to setup their stuff and also take it down.
However, that hasn’t stopped the possibility of a “handful of concerts” happening at the stadium each year:
Their goal is to bring a handful of concerts to the ballpark each year, part of a multiyear deal between team owners and Oak View Group, the recently formed entertainment venture between Leiweke and Azoff. The pair hope to book two to three concerts this year at Dodger Stadium, and then increase the number in subsequent years if they can work around the scheduling needs of the baseball team and its home games.
It’s going to be a glorious sight to behold when those “major bands” start to take the stage at Dodger Stadium on a routine basis and pump out shows that we’re all going to want to go to. You have to commend the Los Angeles Dodgers, as well as Tim Leiweke, for working this type of deal out together.
This should only mean good things for the stadium, as well as for the city. Can’t wait.