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Dodger Stadium

Los Angeles, CA

Home of the Los Angeles Dodgers

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Dodger Stadium (map it)
1000 Elysian Park Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012


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Year Opened: 1962

Capacity: 56,000

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A Whole New Blue

Just three years ago, fans were staying away in large numbers. With then owner Frank McCourt not willing to spend on quality players all the way to the beating of San Francisco Giants fan Brian Stow in the parking lot, even the most loyal of the Dodger Blue fans stayed away. The constant sight of numerous LAPD officers throughout the stadium and in the parking lot did not exactly enhance the game-day experience. Fans no longer felt safe coming to the games, and for the first time since 1992 in a non-strike season, the Dodgers failed to reach the three million mark in attendance.

Then in 2012, the once proud franchise found itself a new ownership group under the leadership of Guggenheim Baseball Management, which includes former Laker star Magic Johnson. With the ownership change, over $150 million was spent on recent renovations to Dodger Stadium, including wider concourses, additional food options, children’s play areas, remodeled restrooms, historical team displays, Wi-Fi throughout the stadium, a must in every major sports venue today if you ask me, and new high definition video boards.

With all that has been done to improve the fan experience, including the willingness by current ownership to spend on high-priced talent, the Dodger fans have responded by coming back in the large numbers that the Dodgers have all but set the standard for, being the first ever organization to draw over three million fans in a season. To date, the Dodgers have crossed the three million attendance mark an unprecedented 26 times.

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What is FANFARE?

The FANFARE scale is our metric device for rating each stadium experience. It covers the following:

  • Food & Beverage
  • Atmosphere
  • Neighborhood
  • Fans
  • Access
  • Return on Investment
  • Extras

Each area is rated from 0 to 5 stars with 5 being the best. The overall composite score is the "FANFARE Score".

Food & Beverage    4

This may be the one of the biggest improvements inside Dodger Stadium. While the Dodger Dog will always be the king, fans now have other choices that go beyond the standard stadium fare. The expansion of the outfield plazas have brought in two additions to Dodger Stadium's culinary options. There is Tommy's Trattoria behind the right field pavilion, where you can get a good sized slice of cheese or pepperoni for six bucks. The other addition is the Think Blue Bar B Que behind the left field pavilion, which serves up its signature pulled pork, or beef brisket sandwich that comes with two sides; all for $13. As tough as a food critic I can be, I would say that you won't go away disappointed with this dish. Unfortunately, your beverage does not come with the combo and the price of your soda can range from $5 to $7 bucks. A couple of bars have also been added to the outfield plaza as well for those who want a break from the action.

Did I forget the Dodger Dog? Those thin 12 inch franks that hang outside of each end of the bun? If you should want one just to say you had a Dodger Dog at Dodger Stadium, have at it. I tend to favor the Super Dog ($7.00) over the Dodger Dog ($6.00), which is much beefier and is only a dollar more.

Atmosphere    5

When one enters the hallowed grounds of Chavez Ravine, as the area around Dodger Stadium was once known, they are entering the third oldest stadium in the majors, behind only Fenway Park and Wrigley Field. In spite of the fact that Dodger Stadium is now in its 53rd season, it is hardly ever referred to as a classic ballpark nor does it pretend to be, unlike many of today's retro ballparks.

Because this is L.A., a Dodger game at times can have that Hollywood vibe. Celebrities often make their way to Dodger Stadium and other L.A. sporting events and many have been invited throughout the season for the honorary first pitch as well as to yell to the fans the famous pre-game words made famous by the legendary Vin Scully, "IT'S TIME FOR DODGER BASEBALL!"

With the occasional Hollywood vibe and celebrity sighting, fans, including the celebs themselves, are here for the game, and Dodger Blue runs very deep throughout the 40 to 50,000 plus who make the nightly trek there. Dodger blue and white are the colors you see decked among the fans, and they are not afraid to show their passion. They are here to cheer loudly for their hometown team and should not be confused with the crowds down the road at Staples Center during Laker games, which often get the somewhat deserved reputation as those who are there to stargaze or just to be seen.

Neighborhood    4

If recreation is your thing, there are several nice walking trails outside of Dodger Stadium where you can get lost and forget that you are actually in a major city. However, I am under the impression most of you won't be doing any pregame hiking along the Elysian trails and if you're looking for some pre or postgame entertainment or dining options, the surrounding area will not really offer much. The Shortstop, a local dive bar is a favorite among Dodger fans.

Dodger Stadium's location atop the Elysian Park hills gives fans lovely views of various points of our city, from the San Gabriel Mountains beyond the outfield, to the downtown skyline, all the way to the sun setting west toward the ocean.

Fans    4

Much had been made in recent times about the unruly fan behavior in and around Dodger Stadium. A change of ownership and some stadium enhancements have definitely helped in bringing back the family fun atmosphere to The Ravine. That is not to say this crowd has mellowed out. Dodger Blue still runs deep in the veins of the over 40,000 that cross the turnstiles per game and while the atmosphere may be more family friendly than three years ago,during the last season under Frank McCourt's regime, this crowd is still very much a loud and passionate bunch. Even with the change in the fan atmosphere, especially in the left field pavilion, where the passion has been known to be too high, I still would not recommend a fan of the visiting team get too carried away.

Access    4

There are various roads that lead to Dodger Stadium and can be accessed by the 5, 110 or 101. However, because of its proximity to downtown Los Angeles and the fact that most of the natives rely on their vehicles to get around this sprawling city, even as public transit continues to improve, you will want to allow yourself more than ample time to drive to the stadium if you want to be at your seat by the first pitch. Another transportation option is the Dodger Stadium shuttle, which runs from Union Station in downtown every 15 minutes beginning 90 minutes to 2 hours before game time. Union Station can also easily be reached by light rail via the MTA through both the Red and Purple lines.

If you should choose to drive to the game, there are five entrances that lead to the vast parking lot, which can accommodate up to 16,000 vehicles. However, because each entrance will lead you to a specified location and you will also be exiting the same entrance you came through, you may want to do some research on your seat location so you can park as close to your seats as possible. Otherwise, you may have a hard time trying to locate your vehicle after the game. Parking, if paid in advance online, is $10. Otherwise, if paying at the gate, it will cost you $15.

Once inside the hallowed halls of Chavez Ravine, fans, particularly those in the pavilions, field and loge levels, now have the opportunity to walk around the concourse throughout the stadium. Limited fan access was one of the biggest complaints from all baseball fans and much emphasis was put into that during the off-season. Fans in these sections now can stroll throughout the yard and not only see the different vantage points, but in addition, take in all the added extras that were put in during the off-season. The biggest improvement? The outfield plaza! In the outfield plaza are some added food options, exhibits for all ages reflecting the teams history, a bullpen lookout located above the pitcher's mound to see Dodger pitchers as they warm up, or heckle the visiting pitchers (in a good-natured way). Of course I won't forget to mention how much wider the outfield plaza is. Those are just a few of the major improvements Dodger Stadium has to offer. Also, should you decide to stroll the yard, there are various areas that offer drink tables, some with stools. Now if only they can find a way for people up in the reserve and top deck to access the lower levels as well.

Return on Investment    4

With a seating capacity of 56,000, even with a crowd of 40,000, tickets are still available in good numbers for any given game. For most games, tickets can even be purchased at or below face value through resale sites. Otherwise tickets bought through the organization range from $18 to $150 depending on your preference. In the past, if you wanted to take in the different vantage points throughout the stadium, a single visit would not suffice. Now with the renovations and access being more open, two visits to The Ravine should satisfy.

Extras    5

The extras here at Dodger Stadium range from the view of the downtown skyline behind home plate on the top deck, to the views of the sun setting west toward the ocean behind the third base reserve level stands, to the distant views of the San Gabriel Mountains beyond the outfield. These are all in the upper level seats! Even those in the "nosebleeds" get provided with extras! There's also two baseball themed playgrounds for those little ones who may get a little restless. Life sized bobble heads and other exhibits throughout the stadium, including retired numbers outside the top deck entrance, are proudly displayed for the fans' entertainment.

Final Thoughts

I really cannot say enough great things about the changes that have taken place the last couple of seasons, from the ownership to the amenities, all the way to the overall staff. Gone are the McCourt days of 2011, where fan apathy, fan anger, and a surly staff were the norm. The negative feelings from the McCourt days seem like a distant memory now. If you have not been to Dodger Stadium in a while, you will definitely notice the changes all throughout the yard. The best part about these changes? The interior aesthetics were hardly compromised, maintaining its classic appearance, as she looked the day she opened on April 10, 1962.

Got any other questions regarding Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, or other venues throughout Southern California? Feel free to shoot me a line or two at Andrei.Ojeda@stadiumjourney.com. You can also follow me @good_drei on Twitter & Instagram.

Great experience overall! What a great stadium even considering it was built in 1962! Grab a Dodger

Great experience overall! What a great stadium even considering it was built in 1962! Grab a Dodger Dog, see the stars in the stands and enjoy some of the best baseball in SoCal! Always great weather too!

by LIVEfrom718 | Jun 25, 2010 05:56 AM

Definitely have mixed feelings on this place the stadium is beautiful and the background view is bre

Definitely have mixed feelings on this place the stadium is beautiful and the background view is breathtaking. But on the otherhand Dodger Dogs way way way overated. Also I still have a personal vendetta against security there kicked me out of the game for "supposedly" throwing stuff at a Braves fan are you serious. May someday give it another chance but dont know quite yet.

by pderrick | Jul 24, 2010 10:28 AM

Compared to some of the other reviews on this site - I found this one to be more of an advertisement

Compared to some of the other reviews on this site - I found this one to be more of an advertisement for local eateries than for the ballpark. Does not give me a feel of the stadium or what a gameday experience would be for a fan.

by bullock0404 | Jul 31, 2010 01:12 PM

Good point. We\'ll be out with a more robust review of Dodger Stadium before the end of the season.

Good point. We'll be out with a more robust review of Dodger Stadium before the end of the season.

by paul | Aug 03, 2010 08:50 AM

Since the Dodgers are a famed ballclub I think a visit to Dodger Stadium is a must for every basebal

Since the Dodgers are a famed ballclub I think a visit to Dodger Stadium is a must for every baseball fan. But... the Dodgers show hardly anything on the field that reminds the fans to their Brooklyn past, except for the sign attached to the restaurant in the right field stands that commemorates the 1955 WS title (it shows the B that was on the Brooklyn cap) and the frozen drinks stand that uses the nickname of legendary catcher Roy Campanella. In the clubhouse however there are various pictures and even a big display that shows items from their Brooklyn days (the home plate of Ebbets Field and the WS bat (instead of the trophy that the WS winner gets nowadays) and an original jersey of Gil Hodges). As a Brooklyn Dodgers fan, I was glad to see that they showed something of their Brooklyn past in the clubhouse. But it would be nice if this would be shown a bit more around the playing field as well.

Because it was one of the first modern MLB ballparks, it may be considered a nice piece of architecture. But to be honest I think that the stadium itself is nothing special. I have read that LA fans take some pride in the fact that it is the third oldest ballpark in MLB. But that is not strange when they have torn down cathedrals like Yankee Stadium, Tiger Stadium and Comiskey Park.

Regarding the food. Everybody seems to love Dodgerdogs. I don't understand the hype. I didn't like them at all. I guess it is a matter of taste.

Anyhow, as a baseball crazed person I had to do the tour. And that is something that I can recommend. I enjoyed every minute of it. A must do for baseball fans.

by yankeebiscuitfan | Sep 16, 2010 10:45 AM

Dodger stadium was never known as \"Chavez Ravine Stadium.\" When the Angels played there, they cal

Dodger stadium was never known as "Chavez Ravine Stadium." When the Angels played there, they called it "Chavez Ravine" (without the word "Stadium"). But the park actually had two names during that period, because the Dodgers continued to call it "Dodger Stadium."

by dmanray | Nov 11, 2010 03:51 PM

Dodger Stadium has many layers

This just scratches the surface drew. Maybe we can meet up for a game someday to reveal some of the layers. Helps to have made a few visits in the o'Malley years and even in the fox & mcCourt era - jury still out in the Guggenheim era. Mix in a few day games, a SF series, an inter league game w NYY, BOS, ANA or similar and a Ho-hum marlins series.

by xtytan | Aug 02, 2012 12:20 AM

Dodger Stadium

You are SPOT ON with the Dodger Dog comments. I don't get it at all. I still think the Dodger Dog is THE most OVERRATED signature food in SPORTS! I love the colors of the stadium, don't like the DARK concourse and you can't see the game from the concourse. Sure more excitement at a Dodger game then a Dbacks game that's for sure. You were dead on about Dbacks fans sitting back and taking things in. Another term for that is DULL. I love my Dbacks but after going to all but ONE other park, it is one DULL experience at Chase Field.

Just found your site so I wll read up on more of your reviews. Great Job.

by Dbacker | Aug 03, 2012 02:14 PM

Visit Again

I strongly recommend you do another review for Dodger Stadium this season. With renovations and a competitive team the rating for this ballpark will be much higher.

by jerd | Feb 21, 2013 07:01 PM

Back in 2013

Our hope is to re-review every MLB park in 2013, so we should be back to give it a new assessment. I hope you'll write a crowd review as well and share your experiences...Thanks

by paul | Feb 21, 2013 08:23 PM

Back at Dodgers Stadium for 2013!

Great update and those are basically my exact sentiments as well. I refused to go to any games for '12 due to my distaste of Frank McCourt. The 'new' stadium definitely put a smile on my face coming back this year.

by Kidd | Jun 20, 2013 12:44 AM

Worst ballpark in MLB

I've been going to Dodger Stadium since 1979 (My first game, Dodgers-Astros, JR Richards made the start, Joe Ferguson dove into the right field stands..) I know there is a lot of love and nostalgia for Dodger Stadium, but it's simply the worst park in all of baseball. It's old, and it feels old. The concourses are dark and drab, and in the lower levels, only one exit on either side of the stadium means a cattle drive of people trying to get out after the game.The simple fact that you cannot change levels, (You can go UP from your ticketed level, not down) means that the "average" fan is locked into the top couple of decks. No going down to watch BP up close unless you have a high-priced field level ticket, if the food stand you want is below you, too bad. (And with only 1 elevator, and only a few tight winding staircases between the Top Deck and Lodge levels, you miss entire innings just trying to get there) The pavilions, which as an opposing fan you take your life in your own hands to sit in, are completely isolated from the rest of the stadium and each other, and offer nothing other than the basic Dodger Dog menu when it comes to food. Want some of those Camacho's nachos? Better hit the restaurant on the way home, because you'll get Dodger Dogs and like it in the outfield.

Dodger fans are notorious for showing up late and leaving early, and while some may think are really into the game, the fact that there are still more beach balls falling onto the field and more attempts at "the wave" than there are runs on most nights, tells me it's really not about the action on the field as some would make it out to be. The organ is again, a classic nostalgic piece, but like so much with the facility seems dated.

I think small things like simply changing all the seats to dark blue, would do great things to help spruce up the stadium's look.

And, the elephant in the room, the security issues at the stadium. I've been to over half the ballparks in MLB, and I've never seen that many police officers anywhere, even Yankee Stadium. While some of the fighting and other issues have diminished since the Brian Stowe incident, the simple fact that you're surrounded by a deployment of police that would rival numbers of an entire small city's department, to me, makes me more uneasy than it makes me feel safe. I was at the NLDS and the NLCS, and while LAPD won't release exact numbers, it was well over 500 officers in and around the stadium.

I'm not a Dodger fan, but it's my local park, and I actually work in tv news, so I spend a lot of time there. I have a nice relationship with Stan Kasten, who's a great guy and I think going to lead the Dodgers in the right direction, but even he's told me, "There's only so much we can do with the stadium" I think they had their chance to move downtown, there was a great piece of property right across from the Marriot/LA Live that would have made for a great downtown ballpark, but the supposed 'history' of Dodger Stadium kept anything like that from happening.

by Ken | Oct 21, 2013 03:11 PM

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Blue Heaven on Earth

Total Score: 2.86

  • Food & Beverage: 2
  • Atmosphere 4
  • Neighborhood: 2
  • Fans: 3
  • Access: 1
  • RoI: 3
  • Extras: 5

Nearing its 50th birthday now, Dodger Stadium remains one of the most iconic venues in all of baseball. A simple glance towards the outfield and you'll see some of the most memorable images of all of the MLB including the palm trees by the foul poles, the Dodgers twist of the Hollywood sign, Dodger dogs, and the wavy roof on the outfield pavilion.

Constructed from 1959 through 1962, it is one of the few stadiums that was privately financed during construction. Its cost of $23 million seems like a relative bargain considering the cost of modern venues today.

The Dodgers have not always called Dodger Stadium home. After moving from Brooklyn and awaiting construction to complete, the team played at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (1958-1961), which could seat over 80,000 fans.

The stadium is located in Chavez Ravine, which makes it extremely unique. So many stadiums are built in a flat downtown area or on a waterfront, but this stadium was built into a hillside. It offers amazing views of the surrounding area, including the 3,400 trees across 15 acres.

Though it's approaching 50 years of age, the stadium has somehow never changed its capacity of 56,000, currently the largest in all of baseball.

Dodger Stadium

Total Score: 3.86

  • Food & Beverage: 5
  • Atmosphere 5
  • Neighborhood: 1
  • Fans: 4
  • Access: 4
  • RoI: 4
  • Extras: 4

First opened in 1962, Dodger Stadium is the shining jewel just north of Downtown Los Angeles. Amazingly, Dodger Stadium is the third oldest major league stadium, trailing only Boston's Fenway Park and Chicago's Wrigley Field.

Current owners, the McCourt family, have made numerous upgrades and refurbishments to the stadium in the five years since purchasing the team. Club seating behind the plate has been remodeled to allow for more capacity. The dugouts have been remodeled and moved closer to home plate, with more club seating behind the dugouts as well as down the foul lines. Private clubs are open to fans with these premium seats. More remodeling is scheduled for the next few off-seasons.

Oldie but Goodie

Total Score: 3.00

  • Food & Beverage: 5
  • Atmosphere 3
  • Neighborhood: 2
  • Fans: 3
  • Access: 4
  • RoI: 4
  • Extras: 0

I wasn't sure what to expect going to Dodger Stadium. As one of baseball's oldest parks, I was expecting a strong feeling of nostalgia and old-time charm, a la Fenway Park or the old Yankee Stadium. Instead I found what felt like an oversized minor league park lacking in both. The physical park was very plain and sort of in the middle of nowhere and the crowd was extremely passive.

Redeeming quality - Dodger dogs are the best hot dogs in baseball. Maybe I just wasn't expecting much, but the folks at Dodger Stadium serve up a huge, juicy and flavorful frank that would outduel even the mighty Fenway Frank head-to-head.

Overall, I didn't have a bad Dodger Stadium experience - its easy to get to, there's plenty of parking, and its a relaxing place to catch a game. Bring your sunblock though. The bleacher seats bake in full SoCal afternoon sun.

Old Stadium, Great Experience!

Total Score: 4.14

  • Food & Beverage: 4
  • Atmosphere 5
  • Neighborhood: 3
  • Fans: 3
  • Access: 5
  • RoI: 5
  • Extras: 4

I'm a Mets fan and last year we got Citi Field, which I love but Shea was a dump as was just as old as Dodger Stadium. So I'm thinking that it's going to be like Shea and I was amazed how great it was! Nothing like Shea at all and now they're doing renovations to improve an already great stadium. Can't wait to see the renovations when I'm there next!

Oh, and there's lots of stars in the stands if you sit close enough!

I love Dodger Stadium

Total Score: 2.29

  • Food & Beverage: 3
  • Atmosphere 3
  • Neighborhood: 0
  • Fans: 2
  • Access: 1
  • RoI: 2
  • Extras: 5

It's a blind love. The fans here among the worst (with Phillie fans being a little worse) and the parking is a nightmare going in and coming out. I've been here at 20 times, and I'll keep going because of my love for it. If you are a baseball enthuiast, you must go here. If you wish to visit a game as a tourist, I would say that you would probably have a better time in the OC.

A time in LA

Total Score: 2.57

  • Food & Beverage: 4
  • Atmosphere 2
  • Neighborhood: 1
  • Fans: 2
  • Access: 3
  • RoI: 4
  • Extras: 2

The stadium is gigantic, and when the crowd got into it, it was quite loud. Of course after the home pitcher gave up two hits in a row, even though the team was winning, the crowd turned on the pitcher. It would have been exciting to see the stadium without people boycotting it because of the owners divorce affecting the team.

Progress In Blue Heaven

Total Score: 2.57

  • Food & Beverage: 2
  • Atmosphere 4
  • Neighborhood: 2
  • Fans: 3
  • Access: 1
  • RoI: 3
  • Extras: 3

In recent years, the Dodger Stadium experience had declined. The 50th anniversary of the stadium seemed to heading more towards a funeral rather than a celebration. Attendance was dropping, fans felt unsafe, and the product on the field was not indicative of the storied franchise.

Well, $2 billion will change a lot of things. The new ownership group, which includes former Los Angeles Laker Magic Johnson, resulted in fans no longer feeling blue. Attendance is up, security is enhanced, and the front office is making acquisitions to keep the team competitive. Now in its 50th year, Dodger Stadium remains one of the most iconic venues in all of baseball.

Constructed from 1959 through 1962, it is one of the few stadiums that was privately financed during construction. Its cost of $23 million seems like a relative bargain considering the cost of modern venues today.

The Dodgers have not always called Dodger Stadium home. After moving from Brooklyn and awaiting construction to complete, the team played at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (1958-1961), which could seat over 80,000 fans.

The stadium is located in Chavez Ravine, which makes it one of the more unique in baseball. So many stadiums are built in a flat downtown area or on a waterfront, but this stadium was built into a hillside. It offers amazing views of the surrounding area, including the 3,400 trees across the 15 acres.

Though it is now 50 years of age, the stadium has somehow never changed its capacity of 56,000, currently the largest in all of baseball.

The New Blue

Total Score: 4.14

  • Food & Beverage: 3
  • Atmosphere 5
  • Neighborhood: 5
  • Fans: 4
  • Access: 4
  • RoI: 4
  • Extras: 4

In recent years, the Dodger Stadium experience had declined. The 50th anniversary of the stadium seemed to be heading more towards a funeral rather than a celebration. Attendance was dropping, fans felt unsafe, and the product on the field was not indicative of the storied franchise.

Well, $2 billion will change a lot of things. The new ownership group, which includes former Los Angeles Laker Magic Johnson, resulted in fans no longer feeling blue. Attendance is up, security is enhanced, and the front office is making acquisitions to keep the team competitive.

Constructed from 1959 through 1962, it is one of the few stadiums that was privately financed during construction. Its cost of $23 million seems like a relative bargain considering the cost of modern venues today.

The Dodgers have not always called Dodger Stadium home. After moving from Brooklyn and awaiting construction to complete, the team played at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (1958-1961), which could seat over 80,000 fans.

The stadium is located in Chavez Ravine, which makes it one of the more unique in baseball. So many stadiums are built in a flat downtown area or on a waterfront, but this stadium was built into a hillside. It offers amazing views of the surrounding area, including the 3,400 trees across the 15 acres.

To continue with the positive direction that new ownership appears to be taking with the franchise, $100 million in renovations have recently been completed (2013). The enhancements include a wider concourse, expanded/remodeled restrooms, more concessions, a children’s play area, improved mobile phone service, and new high definition scoreboards.

Dodgers Stadium 2013

Total Score: 4.14

  • Food & Beverage: 3
  • Atmosphere 5
  • Neighborhood: 5
  • Fans: 4
  • Access: 3
  • RoI: 5
  • Extras: 4

Just the right touches and a tasty renovation of a classic ballpark.

Worth a Visit

Total Score: 3.86

  • Food & Beverage: 4
  • Atmosphere 5
  • Neighborhood: 3
  • Fans: 4
  • Access: 3
  • RoI: 4
  • Extras: 4

In my opinion Dodger Stadium is always worth a visit when I happen to be in LA. While the fortunes of the Dodgers have been a little up and down recently I always enjoy the experience. Some think the Dodger Dog is overrated but I’m a fan – each to their own. The fans are passionate although I find access not great. Looking forward to returning sometime soon.

Cool!

Total Score: 3.29

  • Food & Beverage: 3
  • Atmosphere 4
  • Neighborhood: 3
  • Fans: 2
  • Access: 4
  • RoI: 3
  • Extras: 4

Its a cool stadium. Dodger dogs are good. Pretty good team

Great Place for a Ballgame

Total Score: 3.57

  • Food & Beverage: 3
  • Atmosphere 5
  • Neighborhood: 3
  • Fans: 4
  • Access: 3
  • RoI: 4
  • Extras: 3

Had the chance to take in a game at Dodger Stadium on Sept. 11 while touring around California. Great views from all the areas we wandered around to, the crowd noise was excellent, and doing a little celebrity watching as a bonus was fun too. The parking around the facility is great in terms of capacity, but getting in and out of the parking areas was very unpleasant, so I have to take marks off for that. Overall, though, I really enjoyed the experience and would go back again without hesitation.

Dodger love!

Total Score: 4.00

  • Food & Beverage: 4
  • Atmosphere 5
  • Neighborhood: 4
  • Fans: 5
  • Access: 1
  • RoI: 4
  • Extras: 5

I am biased since it was my first time to Dodger Stadium and I have been a fan for a long time! The worst thing was getting into and out of the stadium, it was terrible, make sure you give yourself a lot of time before and after the game... Other than that it was worth seeing a game at this classic venue!

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