Dodger Stadium, located in the Elysian Park neighborhood in Central LA, was constructed in 1962 and is the home to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The stadium is the third oldest stadium in the Major Leagues and has a maximum capacity of 56,000.
Penhall Company was brought on to saw cut and demolish structural elements of the stadium to make way for major improvements. The scope of work included: demo the bullpen structure, remove seating and the outfield fence, extensive removal of the left and right field pavilions, new bridge connections and party decks, removal of steel beams and support structures, slab on grade, footings, concessions, restrooms and MEP’s. Crews also conducted landscape removal and demoted existing structures to accommodate new storefronts and other structures.
To make way for a new batter’s eye, we removed the existing batter’s eye structures, including the speaker cluster and camera stands. Much of our work consisted of sawing and demoing of slab on grade, stairs, walls, and footings as part of the plan to improve circulation of fans on gameday. We conducted GPR Scanning and Core Drilling of existing structure and beams for the new bridge connections.
To complete this project, we employed a variety of equipment: Saws, Drills, Excavators, Bobcats, Brokk and Husqvarna DXR Robotic Breakers, Cranes, Lifts, Compressors, Hand Breaking Tools and Torches.