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Renderings released of $100M Dodger Stadium renovation

Dodger Stadium is set to undergo approximately $100 million in renovations ahead of the 2020 MLB season, and the Los Angeles Dodgers have released artist renderings illustrating how the upgrades will alter and improve the 57-year-old ballpark.

On Tuesday, the Dodgers will formally announce the renovation plans, according to Arash Markazi of the Los Angeles Times. The focus of the renovation will center around improvements to Dodger Stadium’s outfield areas, including a new plaza in center field as well as the construction of bridges and elevators to connect it to other parts of the ballpark.

Renderings of the renovations were released via Twitter by Markazi on Tuesday morning.

Dodgers president and chief executive Stan Kasten weighed in on the impending efforts to upgrade the ballpark ahead of Tuesday’s press conference.

“When we got here in 2012 we recognized then what remains true today — the design and construction of Dodger Stadium is a work of genius,” Kasten told Markazi. “It is the most beautiful place ever built to play or watch the game of baseball. But when we got here, there had been 50 years’ worth of work that needed to be done to make it a 21st century ballpark. It’s the third-oldest ballpark in baseball, but it now offers all the amenities of a modern-day ballpark.”

Kasten also noted that the renovations come at a “perfect time” as Dodger Stadium is set to host the 2020 MLB All-Star Game next July.