Fans going to see the Los Angeles Dodgers Major League Baseball (MLB) team at the Dodger Stadium from 2020 should be able to travel to the stadium via the so-called Dugout Loop, built by The Boring Company, in order to beat the city’s notoriously bad traffic. The tunnel will be one of the first tunnels built by The Boring Company that gets put to use by the public.
Speaking to CNBC, Dodgers’ CFO, Tucker Kain, said that the club should get approvals early next year so work can begin, he then said they hope to have it open by the end of 2019 in time for the 2020 season. The vehicles that run through the tunnels are designed to carry eight to 16 passengers and reach speeds between 125 to 150 miles per hour. Once it’s built, it should carry around 1,400 fans per game and cost $1 to ride. The trip will take four minutes.
It seems like The Boring Company wants to use this tunnel to showcase what the infrastructure is capable of because the firm will apparently be fully funding the project. Kain told CNBC:
“The tunnel at the moment is going to be fully financed by the Boring Company — something we are really excited about and appreciative of the work and innovation being done by the Boring Company on projects like this to really help LA, help traffic, help Dodger fans in particular.”
The Dodger Stadium holds 56,000 people at capacity and is one of the highest-attended sports venues in world. The club hopes that with the tunnel, some of the congestion in Los Angeles will be alleviated. Overall, this project will be very interesting to watch to see whether the deadline can be met.