SOURCE: Town Hall Los Angeles

June 05, 2008 16:44 ET

Frank McCourt, Dodgers Owner, Speaks About "The Next 50" to TOWN HALL LA

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - June 5, 2008) - Frank H. McCourt, Owner, Los Angeles Dodgers, will deliver the address "Dodger Stadium - The Next 50 Years," to TOWN HALL Los Angeles, on June 18, 2008 at the Wilshire Grand Hotel. Dodgers fans have the opportunity to ask about the future of the ball club.

McCourt became the fourth owner of the franchise after receiving unanimous approval from Major League Baseball on January 29, 2004. On plans to renovate Dodger Stadium, McCourt says, "We're creating a new stadium without tearing down the old. That may take more effort and more resources... This stadium sits in the heart of Los Angeles and in the hearts of Angelenos. What we're announcing... honors that history by protecting and modernizing Dodger Stadium and making sure that it lives on and thrives for the next 50 years."

The Next 50 plan is a multi-faceted stadium improvement plan. As a result of these improvements, the stadium will become a destination for fans all year long. The stadium will also be as environmentally responsible a baseball stadium as there is in America. The new facilities will be designed to meet Silver LEED sustainability standards, with water conservation, recycling promotion and other environmental initiatives.

Throughout its 70-year history, TOWN HALL has hosted discussions with numerous leaders in sports, among them Tommy Lasorda, General Manager, Los Angeles Dodgers, Jamie McCourt, and Earvin "Magic" Johnson.

TOWN HALL Los Angeles is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization comprised of leaders and engaged citizens dedicated to examining important issues facing our society. TOWN HALL's events, on-air programs, and written communications bring leaders and visionaries together to discuss and interact with our community while educating, generating solutions, and positively affecting our region for generations. To become a part of this tradition, join TOWN HALL.

All accredited members of the media are invited to cover this event.
**Please credit TOWN HALL Los Angeles in your coverage.

When:       Wednesday, June 18, 2008
            Noon luncheon program with audience Q&A

Where:      Wilshire Grand Hotel
            930 Wilshire Blvd.
            Los Angeles, CA 90017

Note to reporters and editors: The organization uses the full name TOWN HALL Los Angeles. Please do not make generic as in 'town hall.'

For more information, visit www.townhall-la.org, Cost: $45-$60.

Media RSVP to Deborah Weinberg at TOWN HALL Los Angeles 213.312.9307 or dweinberg@townhall-la.org

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