It holds 56,000 fans and was designed to be capable of expansion to 85,000 seats. It was the only park of its era designed specifically for baseball, and with the construction of many new major league ballparks in recent years, is now one of the oldest still in use. However, it has stood the test of time very well, and no plans are in the offing to replace it.
Because of overall poor visibility for hitters, fairly large dimensions and a large amount of foul territory, Dodger Stadium has a well-deserved reputation as a pitchers' park. Several power pitchers such as Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale and Fernando Valenzuela became superstars after arriving in Los Angeles.