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Monday, September 17, 2012

Q&A with Dodgers co-owner Magic Johnson

Q: The thing about a Lakers game, too, is fans want to be seen. Dodger Stadium, it’s a little tougher to do that unless you’re right behind home plate or sitting next to you. What do you see in the difference between fans at the games in the two sports?

A: Well, I think you’re right. Here we have 50,000 seats and it’s a little different. The eyes are all on the game. Where in the Laker game, who’s there? Who’s here? What celebrity? On and on. Here at Dodger Stadium, the celebrity is second to the actual team. Again, it’s a day out for our fans. We have great loyal fans. They’ve been tremendous, long before I got here as an owner. We’ll get more than three million fans back here. It’s an amazing season for attendance. The fans are coming back.

Q: Staples Center is a place with plenty of statues outside - you, Chick Hearn. If you were to put statues up out here at Dodger Stadium, have you thought about who you’d want to have as the first?

A: We haven’t talked about it yet, but when you start talking about Dodgers and statues, we would take us 20 years to catch up (laughing)! Think about all the great Dodgers - oh, man. I don’t know who you start with, and who would you end with? It’s amazing. I’ve been through Orel (Hershiser) and Fernandomania, I mean, when Steve Garvey and that team, it was amazing. Who do you start with? The Dodgers have so much incredible history. I hope that’s Stan’s job (laughing). We have to build a building just for Dodger history.

Thanks to Jeff.

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