L.A. City Council Names Street After Vin Scully
January 29, 2016 at 1:15 PM (PT)
The City of LOS ANGELES is changing the name of Elysian Park Avenue, the street address of DODGER STADIUM, to "VIN SCULLY AVENIE," honoring the DODGERS' Hall of Fame broadcaster as he enters his 67th and final season calling the team's games.
The City Council approved the change, upon motion by Councilman GIL CEDILLO and in front of an audience including current and past DODGER players, by a unanimous vote. The street is the road that extends from Sunset Boulevard into the main gate to the parking lot of the stadium, and is used as the official street and mailing address for the team's offices.
SCULLY issued a statement reading, “I am overwhelmed. I was raised in the streets of NEW YORK and to have a street named after me in LOS ANGELES is almost too much to comprehend. I am eternally grateful to the LOS ANGELES City Council and especially Councilman GIL CEDILLO. A path to DODGER STADIUM is a path way to my heart. For 55 years it has been an honor to walk that road to one of the greatest entertainment centers in the world, a place that has brought so much joy to all of us. I thank God for this great honor.”
SCULLY will call DODGER home games on flagship iHEARTMEDIA Sports KLAC-A (AM 570 LA SPORTS)/LOS ANGELES and TIME WARNER CABLE SPORTSNET LA.