GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Dodgers split squad contingent is currently in the air on their way to San Antonio, set for two exhibition games against the Rangers at The Alamodome on Friday night and Saturday afternoon. Here is a look at how the stadium has transformed into a facility suitable for baseball over the last week or so.
Major League Baseball has held exhibition games in The Alamodome before, hosting the Rangers and Padres in 2013. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he wasn't worried about the field conditions or the turf in San Antonio.
"MLB usually watches over it a little bit. They aren't going to let guys go play on something that's really bad," Mattingly said. "I think we'll be fine."
Mattingly recalled a few Yankees exhibition games in Louisiana at Grambling, thanks to a longstanding relationship between George Steinbrenner and legendary football coach Eddie Robinson.
"We used to go out to Grambling and play," Mattingly said. "It was like playing out in your alley."
The Dodgers will play the Rangers on Friday night at 5:05 p.m. PT, and on Saturday morning at 11:05 a.m. PT.