A stay at the Holiday Inn Burbank is not complete, until you and your family enjoy a baseball game at Dodger Stadium. Also known as Chez Ravine, the iconic Major League Baseball stadium hosts the world renowned Los Angeles Dodgers, owners of more pennants than any other franchise not known as the New York Yankees. Because of a conditional use construction permit, Dodger Stadium has never changed its seating capacity, which provides spectacular views of the surrounding wilderness and downtown skyline. As the third oldest professional baseball stadium in the United States (Fenway Park, Wrigley Field), Dodger Stadium is commonly referred to as a pitcher’s stadium.
Unique Field Dimensions and Playing Location
The reputation as a pitcher’s ballpark stems from several factors. With power alleys running more than 380 feet, hitters must take advantage of the relatively short foul lines to demonstrate home run power. Due to its location nestled within elevated terrain near the Pacific Ocean, the surrounding air quickly cools when the sun sets and hence, becomes much denser. Baseballs lofted during night games tend to die in the dense air. Fly balls that clear the Dodger Stadium outfield walls during day games typically become outs after the sun sets. Dodger Stadium also produces less doubles and triples than the extra base hits produced at other Major League Baseball stadiums.Details