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New Dodgers owners, the Guggenheim Baseball Management group, led by Magic Johnson, center, pose for photos during a news conference in center field at Dodger Stadium. Left to right are Bobby Patton, Stan Kasten, Mark Walter, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Peter Guber and Todd Boehly.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

The Dodgers held a news conference in center field at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday to introduce the new ownership group to the media and close the door on the Frank McCourt era.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Magic Johnson is all smiles as he and the Guggenheim Baseball anagement group are introduced at a news conference in center field at Dodger Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Left to right, Peter Guber, Stan Kasten, Mark Walter and Magic Johnson, of the Guggenheim Baseball Management Group, walk on the Dodger Stadium infield for news conference.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

A group of former Dodgers, from left, Don Newcombe, Maury Wills, Tommy Davis, Steve Garvey and Ron Cey watch the news conference.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Former manager Tommy Lasorda was on hand at the Dodgers' news conference.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Dodgers announcer Vin Scully emcees the news conference announcing the Guggenheim Baseball Management Group as the new owner of the Dodgers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Magic Johnson, right, and Guggenheim Baseball Management partner Peter Guber, left, share a laugh near home plate after listening to a pep talk from Tommy Lasorda.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Former Dodger Steve Garvey helps new owner Magic Johnson put on a team jersey.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

The Guggenheim Baseball Management Group, led by Magic Johnson, is introduced at the news conference.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Earvin ``Magic'' Johnson walks through the outfield at Dodgers Stadium talking with reporter Jim Hill, right, after a press conference in center field Tuesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

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Although the Southern California sun stayed behind clouds, everything else about the Los Angeles Dodgers’ introductory news conference for their new ownership group signaled the dawn of a bright new era for a beloved franchise.

Magic Johnson, Mark Walter and Stan Kasten stood on a stage in center field at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday and vowed to restore the Dodgers’ pride and dignity.

The franchise’s prestige and fan support declined during the stormy ownership tenure of Frank McCourt, who sold the Dodgers for $2 billion to the group fronted by Johnson, headed by Walter and run by Kasten. The former Lakers star teared up at the thought of a new era in his adopted hometown.

Magic also announced an immediate $5 reduction in parking charges at Dodger Stadium.

Associated Press

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