The Boring Company Plans to Drill a Tunnel to Dodger Stadium

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If you've ever been to a game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, you know that getting there isn't exactly easy: You can drive, fighting the city's notorious traffic (often at rush hour) to get into the parking lots and then fighting the parking-lot traffic to get out; take a Dodger Stadium Express bus from Union Station downtown or from one of five Metro Stations south of the stadium; or ride your bike to one of the racks outside the stadium.

Loopers would board electric-powered pods (also known as "skates") that are based on the Tesla Model X auto design and are capable of carrying 8 to 16 passengers at a time. The tunnel would be called the Dugout Loop and would cost fans approximately $1 for the four-minute journey. The route's eastern terminus would be on Dodger Stadium property, and the western terminus would be on property purchased by the Boring Company.

The Boring Company says that after it constructs the body of the tunnel, it will install concrete guideway shelves to keep the electric skates on track.

There are three Metro Red Line stations located in the vicinity that will be evaluated in the review process for the proposed project: Vermont/Sunset Station, Vermont/Santa Monica Station, and Vermont/Beverly Station.

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So what's the first step? For context, Dodger Stadium's capacity is 56,000.

The project, whose only investor is The Boring Company, promises to have no above-ground disruption for the estimated 14 months it will take to build the 3.6-mile tunnel. The company says it's working with consultants as well as the City of L.A. Bureau of Engineering on an environmental impact report that'll touch on all the challenges involved in digging dozens of feet beneath Los Angeles' streets. That project was the subject of a high-profile community presentation back in May.

On Wednesday, Musk's Boring Company announced the Dugout Loop via a tweet that included a link to the project on the company's website.

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