Walter O’Malley and Capt. Emil Praeger had elaborate plans for a multipurpose domed stadium in Brooklyn, featuring year-round events.
The vast parking areas at Dodger Stadium provide opportunities for events such as the first non-baseball event, the 1963 Sports Car Road Races to be held.AP Photo
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Robert E. Egan, Senior Investigator for the City’s Department of Building and Safety checks noise levels of the sports cars in the parking lot at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers received permission to hold the March 2-3, 1963 Sports Car Road Races at Dodger Stadium.Los Angeles Times Collection, UCLA Library Special Collections
To honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., an East-West Major League Baseball Classic benefit game was played on March 28, 1970 at Dodger Stadium.