August 1, 2014

Dodger Stadium Defiled for AMA Supercross Event

It’s a sad day at Dodger Stadium when the grass is intentionally killed for something other than an improved field for baseball, but that’s exactly what’s been going on this week as 500 dump truck loads of dirt have invaded Chavez Ravine for an upcoming AMA supercross event.

If that’s not bad enough, the dirt will be there for five weeks in order to also accomodate a monster truck event on February 19th.

The Dodgers have discussed hosting these kind of events in the past, but always backed off due to the impact to the field. Apparently, they’re much more comfortable with the idea now – perhaps the economic side of such a proposal? It makes sense given that the franchise owns the stadium and isn’t generating revenue with it in the offseason without events like this one.

All photos credited to Jon Soohoo/Los Angeles Dodgers