Dodger Stadium to host more concerts under new partnership

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Dodger Stadium could be hosting a few more big-name concerts every year under a new partnership formed between the baseball team's owners and two veterans of the live-entertainment industry.

The team is partnering with Tim Leiweke, former head of sports conglomerate AEG, and Irving Azoff, one of the most influential figures in the live-music industry, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The goal is to host at least two or three major performances per year and then possibly increase the number over time. But big acts take time to set up and dismantle their stage sets, so scheduling the events during baseball season could be tricky.

The Chavez Ravine stadium has hosted a number of other concerts and non-baseball events over the years, including AC/DC last year, Paul McCartney in 2014 and the Jacksons in 1984.

Leiweke served for many years as president of Anschutz Entertainment Group, the international sports and entertainment company which owns the Staples Center and the L.A. Kings, among other teams and venues. He left AEG in 2012 and became president of a Canadian sports company, then left that position last year.

Azoff has previously headed Ticketmaster and Live Nation among other industry ventures. In 2012, he was named the most powerful person in the music industry by Billboard magazine.
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