Tour LA's Championship Stadiums
Historic landmarks to new state-of-the-art venues
Los Angeles has more than its share of major stadiums, from historic landmarks to new state-of-the-art venues, many of which offer public and private tours. Linger in the very locker rooms where top athletes balance anxiety with adrenaline before the big game, then walk the hallways and tunnels where rock stars await their adoring fans. Retrace the steps of legendary political and religious figures who’ve addressed their faithful throngs, or just stand awe-struck at these stadiums’ astonishing architecture. Here are the Los Angeles stadium tours that belong on your bucket list.
The swooping SoFi Stadium is the single most significant catalyst of Inglewood’s recent rebirth as a world-class sports and entertainment mecca. Rising from the ashes of the old Hollywood Park Racetrack in 2020, the state-of-the-art 70,000-seat indoor-outdoor stadium has brought two NFL teams and a Super Bowl to L.A. for the first time in a generation, In 2023, SoFi Stadium will host the College Football Playoff National Championship, and in 2028 will co-host the Olympic Games opening ceremony with L.A. Memorial Coliseum. SoFi Stadium forms the centerpiece of the 300-acre Hollywood Park multi-use mega-development that is the heartbeat of Inglewood’s vibrant renewal.
Available in three price tiers, SoFi Stadium Tours let you experience what it’s like to be a fan, broadcaster, or even a player on game days, with special access to some of the facility’s exclusive spaces. Run through the 60-foot tunnel room and out onto the turf where you can test your kicking, throwing, and high jump skills (closed-toe athletic-type shoes are highly recommended). Have your photo taken right on the field, then pose with the players in a super-fun augmented reality photo experience.
SoFi Stadium also hosts Rally Days the day prior to Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers home games, plus Group Tours for parties of 20 or more. And a tour of SoFi Stadium can be the centerpiece of a day at Hollywood Park, which also comprises a beautifully landscaped 25-acre community park, the adjacent 6,000-seat YouTube Theater, a lake, plus pristine dining and (scheduled to open in March 2023) retail options – and all just three miles from LAX.
Few buildings scream “LA” like the iconic Dodger Stadium. Seamlessly embedded into Elysian Park’s natural contours, the ballpark is home to the beloved Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team and has hosted some of the city's most memorable concerts, from The Cure and KISS to David Bowie, Sir Paul McCartney, and Sir Elton John (as recreated in the Oscar-winning Rocketman).
Tours of the historic 56,000-capacity facility are a business unto themselves, with Dodger Stadium Tours happening hourly from 10am to 1pm on game days, and to 3pm on non-game days. Highlights of these 90-minute visits (which are also available in Spanish) typically include a trip down to the field itself, a taste of the newly renovated centerfield plaza and pavilions, a walk through the Vin Scully Press Box, and an exclusive look at the 2020 World Series Trophy and the team’s Trophy Gallery.
Dodger Stadium also offers Private and Group Tours - perfect for special occasions, from marriage proposals to company outings, which include a personal guide and photo ops with player-used items.
For a unique peek inside the Dodger Clubhouse, book the Clubhouse Tour (which includes all elements of the Dodger Stadium Tour), or opt for the 45-minute Pregame Tour complete with early admission to Dodger batting practice and/or warm-up exercises and the Dodgers Dugout AR Experience. There are even Botanic Garden Tours of the stadium’s impressive native plant collection.
Fans can also schedule a Photo Session for up to 10 people (including your photographer) at locations such as the Dodger Dugout, Centerfield Grass, and the Vin Scully Press Box.
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Located in Exposition Park, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum offers 75-minute guided walking tours on Mondays and Tuesdays at 10am. and 1pm. The stately stadium, which marks its centenary in 2023, is home of the USC Trojans football team and the former home of the Rams and Dodgers. The Coliseum has hosted the Olympics twice (and will again in 2028), the Super Bowl, and everything from NASCAR to the Billy Graham Crusade.
The 77,500-capacity Coliseum’s comprehensive tour is both educational and entertaining, including imbibing the elegant ambiance of its Founders Suite and stunning views from the 1923 Club rooftop deck. It really allows guests a sense of how it feels to play in a major game, from visiting the locker rooms to running through the Player’s Tunnel and out onto the field. You might not experience the roar of the crowd but, with photos and videos welcome, you’ll be all set for social media glory.
An LA Coliseum tour ends inside the classic seating bowl, where you can follow in the footsteps of some of the world’s greatest athletes and entertainers to the iconic Peristyle plaza entrance, walk beneath the Coliseum Torch, and take in the Coliseum Court of Honor. More than just revealing the inner workings of a marvel of architecture and engineering, the tour also lets guests soak up the storied aura of a venue so steeped in history. The Coliseum was substantially renovated in 2018-2019, so even if you’ve previously taken a tour, it merits a return visit.
Rose Bowl Stadium
Currently celebrating its 100th birthday, Pasadena’s famed Rose Bowl Stadium – the 16th largest stadium in the world – is a National Historic Landmark perhaps best known for hosting college football’s annual Rose Bowl Game. The 92,500-capacity stadium is the home of the UCLA Bruins and has also welcomed World Cup and Olympic soccer, plus massive concerts like this year’s Cruel World Fest, Beyoncé and Jay-Z On the Run and OTR II, and the 1988 Depeche Mode show captured on the British band’s 101 album.
Rose Bowl Stadium offers a choice of four tours. Held on the last Friday of every month at 10:30am and 12:30pm, the Rose Bowl’s Public Tours offer an afternoon up-close with the original 1922 Locker Room, Press Box, Luxury Suites, Court of Champions, the field where so many magic moments and plays have been made, and more.
Alternatively, VIP Tours provide flexible scheduling, a knowledgeable docent guide, and VIP perks including private access. VIP Tours can be booked on any day of the week and any time, with a personal experience catered to your areas of interest. And as VIP tours are charged at one flat rate and can accommodate up to 19 people, for larger parties they work out only slightly more spendy than the regular Public Tour.
“America’s Stadium” also offers very affordable Educational Tours for approved field trips of 20 people of more, with instruction according to STEAM guidelines; and tailored Private Group Tours that make a great team-building experience or something new for your club’s monthly field trip, including actually throwing a pass on the hallowed Rose Bowl field.
Dignity Health Sports Park
Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson is best known as the home of Major League Soccer’s LA Galaxy. Located on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills, and previously known as StubHub Center and Home Depot Center, the stadium has also hosted professional football and rugby, as well as concerts including the Vans Warped Tour, Green Day, and Tiesto. Tour reservations at Dignity Health Sports Park are closed temporarily, but Galaxy fans can check back for future updates or email Tours@LAGalaxy.com with questions.