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Contract Awarded for Dodger Stadium

April 14, 2010 | 10:02 am


April 14, 1960: The contract to build the Dodgers' ballpark in Chavez Ravine was announced and Walter O'Malley once again talked about delays.

"A final completion date cannot be fixed at this time due to the uncertainty of the various actions that have to be taken by the City Council and the Board of Supervisors but it is believed that there will be full cooperation," O'Malley said.

In other words, plan on staying in the Coliseum a little longer.

The Dodgers said construction of the ballpark would cost more than $11 million, with other costs bringing the price closer to $16 million. Still a bargain.

--Keith Thursby