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MLB, Dodgers, & LAD Foundation Virtually Break Ground on New Dreamfield in Chinatown



Neither rain nor sleet nor virus, you can’t stop the Dodgers Foundation! On Thursday the Dodgers announced a new project in partnership with the LADF and Major League Baseball. Today the club hosted a virtual groundbreaking on a new All-Star Dodgers Dreamfield and Teen Center renovations at William Mead Homes in Chinatown.

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Located less than two miles from Dodger Stadium, William Mead Homes sits in a historic section of Los Angeles and is home to more than 400 low-income families. In partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of West San Gabriel Valley and the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, this project will renovate an unplayable ballfield into a new Dodgers Dreamfield, a safe and state-of-the-art place to play for over 200 Boys & Girls Club members and nearly 3,500 youth in the surrounding community.

Project & Groundbreaking Festivities

MLB’s involvement comes in part due to the All-Star Game that was expected at Dodger Stadium this year. While the event was postponed until 2022, all “All-Star Legacy” projects will be honored as scheduled, a $1.7 million commitment to four projects.

More From Official Release

In addition to William Mead Homes, updates on the other All-Star Legacy projects will be shared later this year and will benefit the communities of South Los Angeles, Downtown Skid Row, and Lincoln Heights.  

All-Star Dodgers Dreamfield Upgrades at Gilbert Lindsay Park (South Los Angeles)– Located in South Los Angeles, the current Dodgers Dreamfield at Gilbert Lindsay Park, originally renovated in 2005, will receive significant upgrades to support programming, provide a safe and quality place for young women to play softball, and strengthen community engagement. 

All-Star Dodgers Dreamfields at Lincoln Park (Lincoln Heights)- This project will renovate the two existing ballfields to include field makeovers, new lights and fencing with windscreen, new bullpens, new solar scoreboards, dugout roofs and foul poles, and upgrades to the sprinkler/watering system. 

All-Star Veterans Courtyard (Downtown Skid Row)- In collaboration with veteran-led organization The Mission Continues, this effort will upgrade existing outdoor gathering space facilities in Skid Row/Downtown LA for veterans receiving day services and those in long-term housing on site. 

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  1. The Dodger Foundation is helping and building fields around the LA area and nearby but don’t think about the Inland Empire, I mean closer to the real inland Empire. You have the Quakes but it’s in Rancho Cucamonga, The Spirit was in San Bernardino but no longer. Can’t you build something like in the Eastern part of the city of Riverside? That way you have all of Riverside County, part of San Bernardino County, and much of the lower desert community. Please think of other Fans, not just LA.

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