The Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday announced new additions to Dodger Stadium, including a transition to all LED lighting, that will debut next week during Opening Day.
According to a release from the team, the 2023 season will feature a number of new additions to the stadium, most notably the addition of new state-of-the-art lights.
This offseason, the Dodgers replaced all field lights with LED Lights. Not only are the LED lights more energy efficient, but they also have color-changing abilities, enhancing the fan experience by utilizing the lights more creatively.
The system’s 600 fixtures are part of a complete system design, which delivers a number of benefits, including better visibility for fans and players, improved energy efficiency, minimized glare and spill light, and improved broadcast quality.
The new lighting was installed over the course of two months, with the previous HID fixtures — which were installed in 2008 — removed and parts recycled. Dodger Stadium now joins more than a dozen MLB stadiums that feature customized LED technology, including other similarly iconic venues such as Wrigley Field and Fenway Park.
The Dodgers have also added new featured to the Centerfield Plaza, Dodger Stadium’s "front door" Some of the new area’s fans will be able to enjoy in 2023 include:
New furniture and seating, as well as a new 19.5-inch LED board and sound system have been installed in the Stadium Club. Larger TVs, including a 1000-inch TV, have also been added to the Stadium Club for enhanced game viewing experiences.
The Dodgers have also added a Vin Scully Ring Display. The newest addition to the hallway behind the Vin Scully Press Box is a display case featuring a collection of some of Vin Scully’s most significant awards. The collection includes:
- 1955 World Series Ring
- 1963 World Series Ring
- 1980 All-Star Game Ring
- 1981 World Series Ring
- 1988 World Series Ring
- 2020 World Series Ring (on loan from the Scully family)
- (2) Emmy Awards (on loan from the Scully family)
- 2016 Medal of Freedom (on loan from the Scully family)