Dodger Stadium Considered as a Potential Venue for NASCAR Racing

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Over the past 25 years, NASCAR has been primarily associated with the 2-mile oval track in Fontana, Los Angeles. However, with the demolition of the track following a 2023 race and the pending approval for the construction of a short track on the site, NASCAR’s presence in the area remains uncertain.

While the series had hosted exhibition races inside the Los Angeles Coliseum for the past three years, speculation suggests that the 2024 event might have been the last.

With NASCAR currently lacking a designated home in or near the bustling Los Angeles market, discussions have emerged regarding potential alternatives. One notable candidate is Dodger Stadium, as outlined in a report by Sports Business Journal.

Situated atop a hill and boasting a sprawling parking lot with commanding views of downtown Los Angeles, the iconic baseball stadium presents a compelling option for NASCAR.

The specifics of a potential race at Dodger Stadium are yet to be determined. NASCAR could consider various options, including constructing a temporary oval track within the stadium, devising a street circuit around the vast parking lot akin to the Miami Grand Prix, or even designing a track that navigates through and around the stadium structure itself.

Interestingly, Dodger Stadium has attracted interest from other racing series in the past. Formula E reportedly explored the possibility of using the venue for its races, although concrete plans did not materialize at the time.

Moreover, during the early 1960s, SCCA races were held in the stadium’s parking lot, underscoring its potential as a motorsports venue.

As NASCAR evaluates its options for a new home in the Los Angeles area, Dodger Stadium emerges as a prominent contender, offering ample space and a picturesque backdrop for an exhilarating racing experience.

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By Park-Shin Jung

I am Park-Shin Jung. I am a professional content writer for cars.

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