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A tarp covering the diamond at Dodger Stadium. Photo courtesy of the L.A. Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers have reached a deal with an entertainment company formed by businessman Tim Leiweke and music industry titan Irving Azoff to bring more big-name music concerts to Dodger Stadium.

The deal was reported Monday by the Los Angeles Times.

Representatives of the recently formed venture, Oak View Entertainment, downplayed concerns about traffic and the possible effect on the condition of the field, pointing out that it hasn’t been a major problem when concerts have been held there in the past.

Dodger Stadium has hosted many concerts going back to the 1960s by such legendary acts as the Beatles, Elton John, the Bee Gees, the Rolling Stones, U2, AC/DC and others. The new deal would result in those kind of big events happening more frequently, up to a handful per year.

According to the Times report, Oak View Group hopes to book two to three shows at Dodger Stadium this year, and expand from there.

–City News Service

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