(born 1953) is the owner (or co-owner) and chairman of the Los Angeles Dodgers
and Dodger Stadium
in Chavez Ravine
. In , he purchased a controlling interest of the Dodgers from Fox Entertainment Group
, owned by Rupert Murdoch
's News Corporation
. Prior to purchasing the Dodgers and moving to Los Angeles, McCourt was a Boston real estate developer
, whose family resided in Brookline, Massachusetts
Early years and business background
McCourt was raised Roman Catholic
and attended Georgetown University
where he earned an economics degree in 1975. He met his future wife, Jamie McCourt
, when they were both freshmen at Georgetown. They married in 1979. The McCourt family has a long association with real estate and construction in the Boston area.
In 1977, Frank McCourt founded The McCourt Company, which specializes in the development of major commercial real estate projects, particularly parking lots.
In the late 1970s McCourt acquired in South Boston from the bankrupt Penn Central
railroad and developed the L-shaped property into parking lots.That property is located here:
The McCourt company headquarters moved to Los Angeles
in 2004 in connection with the family relocating to Los Angeles. The McCourts owned a $16 million, home in Brookline, MA that was acquired by......