In a move to help the Dodgers secure the 2020 Major League All-Star Game, the Los Angeles City Council signed off Wednesday on a motion to negotiate a contract with the team over the use of city resources associated with the event.
The Dodgers have not hosted an MLB All-Star Game since 1980, and Councilman Gil Cedillo said league officials will be vising Los Angeles soon to scout Dodger Stadium as a potential site for the game. The motion authorizes the city to receive $100,000 from the Dodgers as payment for the provision of city services that may be required to host the game, and for city staff to negotiate a contract with the team.
Hosting an All-Star game brings an average economic impact of $89.4 million to host cities, according to the motion.
"They're (league officials) coming to town soon, and so it looks good if we move this item, because it demonstrates to them our commitment to working with them," Cedillo, who represents the stadium area, told the Public Works and Gang Reduction Committee last week.