The Dodgers' new ballpark in Chavez Ravine was nowhere in sight so
the team started talking about returning to the Coliseum for the 1960
The Times' Frank Finch reported that owner Walter O'Malley wanted
the same deal as in 1959, with the Dodgers paying 5% of ticket sales
for rent plus the concessions from 11 games during the season. The
Dodgers had an option to stay in the Coliseum in 1960 but the rent
would increase to 10% and the Coliseum Commission would get all
concessions profits. That's a huge difference.
Finch expected O'Malley's proposal to be received coolly by the commission.