The seats where fans watched Sutton, Garvey, Fernando Mania and Gibby’s homer are out of storage.
Stadium seats have become a hot commodity with several old ballparks being razed in recent years to make way for new facilities. In 2005, the Los Angeles Dodgers quietly removed thousands of seats as part of a stadium renovation that increased the number of premium seating areas. Only about 2,000 fold-up stadium seats were made available to collectors and fans but now, the company that removed those seats is bringing them back into the spotlight.
S&S Seating is making Blue, Gold, Red and Orange seats available along with some of the blue Spirit seats, which are oversized padded seats. A small number of floor-mount seats in the Gold color are also being offered. The ballpark was built in the early 1960s but the seats now for sale are believed to date from the mid-1970s, when many of the original Dodger Stadium seats were replaced.
During the 2005 renovation, fans were able to purchase seats for $250 with the proceeds going to charity. Current prices are $269 for a single seat plus $75 for shipping/handling and $399 for a pair of gold seats ($95 s/h).
Since its inaugural game on April 10, 1962, Dodger Stadium has hosted eight World Series Championships and has seen pitchers such as Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale, Don Sutton, Fernando Valenzuela, and Orel Hershiser became superstars after arriving in Los Angeles. 10 no-hitters have been thrown in the stadium, including two perfect games (by the Dodgers’ Sandy Koufax in 1965, and by Dennis Martínez of the former Montreal Expos in 1991). Bo Belinsky threw the first ever no-hitter in Dodger Stadium on May 5, 1962 while pitching for the Los Angeles Angels (that club referred to the park as "Chavez Ravine".)
In addition to Major League Baseball games, Dodger stadium also hosted non-MLB events including: Mass at Dodger Stadium by Pope John Paul II; scenes from multiple feature films; 1984 Summer Olympics baseball competition and many musical.
"This is a unique opportunity for Dodger fans to own a piece of Dodger Stadium history," said David Sprinkle, Vice President of S&S Seating. "These seats were professionally removed from Dodger Stadium in Chávez Ravine and have been stored in our warehouse since 2005. The seats are in excellent condition and are the perfect gift for any Dodgers fan or baseball memorabilia collector."