||Dodger Stadium Improvements
Dodger Stadium is the third oldest continuously used park in Major League Baseball and one of the sport's most loved. In updating Dodger Stadium to meet the needs of 21st century fans, the design team assembled by Janet Marie Smith was committed to maintaining the best of the stadium's 1960's heritage. Levin & Associates' design of the new buildings, including the 10 new team stores and concessions on the top deck, reserve levels and outfield, take their inspiration from the stadium's 1962 original architecture and form. The use of corrugated metal panels, decorative concrete block, recreated from original molds, and the roof shape of the new concessions, which reference the stadium roof canopies, are all elements informed by the context of the stadium's classic modern architecture. All concourse improvements included the widening of the circulation area by the removal of 2-3 rows of seats, design and detailing of railings, party boxes and accessible seating. The new railing design is an open steel frame with steel infill panels — each level is color coded to the original 1962 stadium colors.