LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Dodgers announced that they would honor Jackie Robinson with a statue outside of Dodger Stadium set to be debuted sometime during the 2016 season.
This will be the first-ever statue erected at Dodger Stadium in it’s 53-year history.READ MORE: Jury Awards $17M In Damages For Costco Shooting By Then-LAPD Officer
According to Dodgers president Stan Kasten, the team has not yet determined where the statue will go, but they hope to have a model completed by April.READ MORE: City Officials Hold Town Hall To Discuss Carson Foul Odor
An area similair to the New York Yankees’ “Monument Park” is also a possibility for the Dodgers — “That’s a nice idea, but I don’t know yet,” Kasten said.
The sculpture will reportedly be about 10-feet high and will be designed around the theme, “leveling the playing field.”MORE NEWS: The Aztecs 'Slowly Crush You': CBS Sports' Randy Cross Previews Fresno State-#21 San Diego State, Other Matchups
Sculptor Branly Cadet will design the statue.