The Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team has entered into a new partnership that will bring events other than baseball to the team’s longtime home, Dodger Stadium. The Los Angeles Times reports that the team has an agreement with music industry veteran Irving Azoff and entertainment executive Tim Leiweke to attract major bands to the venue for concert performances.
“Their goal is to bring a handful of concerts to the ballpark each year, part of a multiyear deal between team owners and Oak View Group, the recently formed entertainment venture between Leiweke and Azoff,” the Times reports. “The pair hope to book two to three concerts this year at Dodger Stadium, and then increase the number in subsequent years if they can work around the scheduling needs of the baseball team and its home games.”
The stadium has a long history as a concert venue, hosting the Beatles in 1966 and Paul McCartney again in 2014. Other artists to perform at Dodger Stadium over the years have included the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Michael Jackson and Bruce Springsteen.