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09-27-2004, 04:57 PM
The Clubhouse is a drama on CBS this fall. A lot of the show takes place at the home of the fictitious New York Empires baseball team
What MLB stadium is standing in for Empires Field? It looks vaguely like Dodgers Stadium, but the outfield seating is different. It also looks reminiscent of Shea Stadium, but the colors are wrong. Also, one exteriror shot looked vaguely like Busch Stadium, minus the arches around the top rim.
09-27-2004, 05:03 PM
The pilot was Dodger stadium. The rest of the show is done on a sound stage with compter generated fans.
09-27-2004, 05:07 PM
In the pilot there were a couple of shots from the batter's box toward the outfield. The outfield seats didn't have that roof-like structure that Dodger's Stadium does. Did the use a different stadium for the outfield shots?
09-27-2004, 05:08 PM
Here (http://www.usatoday.com/life/television/news/2004-09-23-clubhouse-side_x.htm) is a link with more information.
Clubhouse's pilot was filmed at Dodger Stadium (under an earlier deal), digitally erasing palm trees and changing seat colors to create a new identity. But without the cooperation of Major League Baseball, Empire Stadium became a combination of a Long Beach ball field and the CGI work of Stargate Digital, which created multiple decks of seating, light stanchions, city backgrounds and even fans above the real field's outfield and infield walls. "It will feel like a major league stadium," executive producer Ken Topolsky says. CGI technology will help create opponents' ballparks, too.
The soundstage features a dugout, batting cage and clubhouse. Topolsky says former player Jose Canseco, who visited the set, gave the clubhouse a thumbs-up.
09-27-2004, 05:17 PM
Thanks, Haj. They did a very impressive job, I'd say.
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