Dodger Stadium, the home stadium of the Los Angeles Dodgers, has agreed the venue can serve as a polling place for the upcoming election. The move follows at least three NBA teams volunteering their arenas as voting sites in November.
NBA superstar LeBron James and his voting rights initiative More Than a Vote collaborated with the Dodgers to make the new polling place a reality.
The group congratulated the Dodgers on Thursday for becoming the first Major League Baseball team to make its stadium available as a voting location.
The Dodgers said in a statement that all registered voters in Los Angeles County will be allowed to park for free and vote at the stadium in the five days leading up to the Nov. 3 election.
The site will follow Centers of Disease Control and Prevention guidelines regarding social distancing, the team said.
The NBA’s Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks said earlier this summer that their arenas would be turned into polling sites in November.
More Than a Vote, which James launched in June in an effort to protect Black voting rights and combat voter suppression, lauded the teams’ decisions at the time — and urged other sports teams to follow suit.
“Who’s got next?” the group asked on Twitter last month.
James repeated that challenge on Thursday.
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