Dodgers fans soon might be able to drive to games along Vin Scully Avenue.
Los Angeles City Councilman Gil Cedillo plans to make a motion Friday to rename Elysian Park Avenue after the Dodgers’ beloved Hall of Fame announcer.
Elysian Avenue is the street off Sunset Boulevard that leads directly into the main entrance of Dodger Stadium. If the change is made, Dodger Stadium’s address would become 1000 Vin Scully Ave.
“There’s no better way to recognize such an iconic Dodger as Hall of Famer Vin Scully than naming a street after him,” said Dodgers’ President & CEO Stan Kasten in a statement. “We appreciate Gil Cedillo and city officials bringing this to the forefront, and we look forward to the day when everyone can drive on Vin Scully Avenue when they enter Dodger Stadium.”
The Dodgers are hopeful the name can be changed in 2016, allowing fans – and Scully – to drive along his namesake street during the upcoming season.
Scully, who will be entering his 67th consecutive year broadcasting the Dodgers, has said next season will be his last. Scully has shied away from such honors in the past, but apparently has agreed to the street name.
The Dodgers must have some inkling the name change is going to happen. They will have a large contingent at the City Council meeting: Manager Dave Roberts, Clayton Kershaw, Yasiel Puig, Austin Barnes, Jharel Cotton, Carlos Frias, Yimi Garcia, Chris Hatcher, Pedro Baez, Yasmani Grandal, Micah Johnson, Zach Lee, Adam Liberatore, Frankie Montas, Josh Ravin, Scott Van Slyke, Trayce Thompson and Ross Stripling are all scheduled to attend.
There will also be former Dodgers in attendance, including Hall of Fame Manager Tommy Lasorda, Orel Hershiser, Ron Cey, Steve Garvey, Eric Karros and Maury Wills.