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How Dodger Stadium helped create a 'City of Dreams'

Rachel Crowl

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Spring is here. Baseball season is back and for a lot of us that means time to buy a ticket to watch the Dodgers play in what Tommy Lasorda has described as "Blue Heaven on Earth."

Believe it or not, Dodger Stadium is now the 3rd oldest in baseball behind two icons, Wrigley Field in Chicago and Fenway Park in Boston.

But Dodger Stadium's past is complicated. It's full of political, racial, social and financial implications that are still being felt today.

But it's present and future could serve as a model for establishing the ideal relationship for stadiums and the communities they serve.

Jerald Podair's new book is all about that. It's called City of Dreams: Dodger Stadium and the Birth of Modern Los Angeles. 

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