Bill Shaikin / Associated Press

Bill Shaikin / Associated Press

Dodger Stadium is the third-oldest stadium in the major leagues and management has been renovating the ballpark in recent years in order to keep it up-to-date with more modern stadiums.

Last season, the Dodgers added two brand new HD video boards in left and right field, renovated restrooms and added new food options on three levels. The stadium was supposed to have improved cell phone service and Wi-Fi but troubles caused those changes to be pushed back. This season the stadium is getting a whole new area beyond the bullpens in left and right field.

The new “Bullpen Overlook” area will have two levels of first-come, first-serve seating overlooking the field from behind the bullpen. Bars and standing room areas will also be added, along with a new open-air barbecue in left field and a Tommy Lasorda-inspired Italian restaurant in right field. The organization also added more palm trees, pushing the number to 99 palm trees in the outfield areas. New team retail stores will replace the old store tents and interactive exhibits that display Dodger history will also been added to the concourse.

Along with the overlooks, the Dodgers are adding to the experience of being at Dodger Stadium and giving fans who don’t want to only watch all nine innings in their seats a chance to watch games elsewhere.  Dodger Stadium is one of the classic ballparks in all of baseball and it will remain that way with the continued work put in every off-season.

Here’s a rendering of the plan for the lookouts:

bullpen-overlook-2014

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Vince is currently the Associate Editor and Social Media Manager for Dodgers Nation. Hailing from San Pedro, CA and a student at Cal State Long Beach, Vince has previously written for the Daily 49er and LASF Magazine.

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