When the stadium opened 49 years ago, it was 'state of the art' except for one thing: It had no drinking fountains. Dodgers owner Walter O'Malley said it was an oversight, not an attempt 'to facilitate beer sales,' as one councilman suggested.
When Dodger Stadium opened 49 years ago, historian Kevin Starr observed, it was "state of the art," from its "column-free construction" and "unobstructed view of home plate from every seat" to its "escalators serving four levels" and "comfortable seats for fans."
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