Vin Scully Avenue to Be New Name of Street Leading to Dodger Stadium
The wide Echo Park street off Sunset Boulevard that leads to Dodger Stadium will be renamed Vin Scully Avenue, after a vote by the Los Angeles City Council on Friday.
The council voted 12-0 to rename Elysian Park Avenue for the longtime, legendary announcer, according to the Dodgers.
The motion, presented by Councilman Gil Cedillo, who represents the area, renames the portion of the street between Sunset Boulevard and Dodger Stadium Way.
“I am just so excited. I can’t contain myself,” Cedillo said after the vote. “To honor him now, as he heads into the twilight of his career … He is hands down the best sports announcer of all time.”
More than a dozen players and manager Dave Roberts were present for the vote.
Scully said he was “overwhelmed,” according to the Dodgers.
“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,” he said. “A path to Dodger Stadium is a pathway to my heart.”
Hall of Famer Scully has said the 2016 season — his 67th — will be his last.
The council vote directs the city engineer to begin the name-change process.
The address of the stadium itself will become 1000 Vin Scully Ave., according to the Los Angeles Times.