Los Angeles mayor backs gondola to Dodger Stadium

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles baseball fans would avoid freeway traffic and be whisked by air to Dodger Stadium via gondola, if a plan backed by the mayor moves forward.

Supporters of the privately-funded project say the aerial trip from downtown’s Union Station would take about five minutes.

Mayor Eric Garcetti will announce the proposed gondola Thursday at a Metropolitan Transportation Authority meeting. Metro would have to sign off on the project.

A company founded by former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt would pay a portion of the estimated $125 million cost. The firm would seek private financing for the remainder.

In a statement, the Dodgers called the gondola “an important and innovative project” that would improve the fan experience.

Garcetti says the system could be running by opening day in 2022.

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