Dodgertown Resolution Approved by City Council

Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a resolution calling for federal legislation to rename the 276-acre property around Dodger Stadium "Dodgertown."

That would mean a new Zip Code for Academy Road to the north, Lookout Drive to the south, Stadium Way to the west and through the parking lot to Academy Road to the east.

"It allows us to find different ways to celebrate an institution that does so much for the community," said Councilman Ed Reyes, who represents the First District where Dodger Stadium is located.

With the closing of Yankee Stadium at the end of the regular season, 1962’s  Dodger Stadium is the third-oldest ballpark in major league baseball after Boston's Fenway Park, completed in 1912, and Chicago's Wrigley Field., completed in 1912.

There are no other plans other to begin the districts designation, and according to Reyes office, Dodgertown is designed to compliment a planned $500-million makeover that’s expected to be completed in 2012, the stadium's 50th anniversary.

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