Dodger Stadium is one of the true cathedrals of baseball, home to some of the greatest moments in baseball history, unforgettable special events, and the iconic Dodger Dog. For local and visiting baseball fans alike, read on for a useful guide on how to do a Dodger game right, from getting to Dodger Stadium to promotions and special events.
Top 10 Greatest Moments in Dodger Stadium History
Since opening its gates in 1962, Dodger Stadium has hosted ten World Series and the Dodgers have won four World Championships. Through the decades, Dodger Stadium has seen Hall of Famers, World Champions, no-hitters, MVPs and Cy Young Award winners. The stadium is also one of the greatest entertainment venues in the country, hosting special events that range from the Beatles to the Pope, the NHL Stadium Series, and the Harlem Globetrotters. Read on for the Top 10 greatest baseball moments in Dodger Stadium history.
Advance Tickets Sales within Dodger Stadium on game days begin 1.5 hours prior to game time and will close 2 hours after the start of the game. Once ticket windows are closed, tickets may be purchased at the following kiosks:
- Left Field Pavilion and Right Field Pavilion team stores
- Loge sections 160 and 161
- Reserve level team store
- Top of the Park gift shop
Discounts for military personnel with ID and seniors. For more info, visit the Dodgers website.
Promotions & Special Nights
Throughout the season, Dodger games feature promotional giveaways such as jerseys, bobbleheads, and tote bags. Special nights include Teacher Appreciation Night (May 7), Pups at the Park (May 11), Military Appreciation Night (May 14), Firefighter Appreciation Night (May 30), Star Wars Night (July 2), and Hello Kitty Night (Sept. 3).
The Dodgers will celebrate L.A.'s diversity all season with Cultural Nights such as the 7th annual LBGT Night, the official LA Pride kickoff party (May 31); African American Heritage Night (June 19), Filipino Night (June 21), Japan Night (July 24), Korea Night (Aug. 1), Hawaiian Night (Aug. 2), and Dia de Los Dodgers (Sept. 20).
Kirk Gibson Home Run Seat
As part of the team's celebration of 60 seasons in Los Angeles, the Dodgers paid tribute to Kirk Gibson's legendary walk-off home run by permanently marking a commemorative seat in the area of the Right Field Pavilion where the ball landed. The "Kirk Gibson Home Run Seat" is the first seat at Dodger Stadium to be marked in tribute to a historic event. Seat 88, Row D in Section 302 of the Right Field Pavilion is painted blue and adorned with Gibson's painted signature, as well as a historical marker. Tickets for the Kirk Gibson seat and a companion seat must be purchased as a pair and are priced at $300. The purchase price includes two commemorative t-shirts and food and drink in the Coca-Cola All-Inclusive Right Field Pavilion. $200 of the $300 purchase price will be donated to the Kirk Gibson Foundation to raise money and awareness for Parkinson's Research.
Dining at Dodger Stadium
When it's time for Dodger baseball, it's also time for the iconic Dodger Dog and other Dodger Stadium fare, including several "rookies" debuting on Opening Day. Favorites returning from last year's NLCS and World Series:
- Going Yard - 16.5-inch jalapeno bacon cheddar sausage with roasted corn, avocado relish, grilled onions topped with crema. Available at LA On-Deck Circle stands on Field, Loge and Reserve levels.
- Esquite - street corn in a helmet bowl with mayo, cheese and spicy aioli. Available at Elysian Park Grille at Field and Top Deck levels and Loge level.
NEW FOR 2019:
California Roll Bowl - imitation crab, edamame, carrots and cucumbers on a bed of sushi rice with Sriracha aioli spread. Available at Base Bowls stands on the Field level.
Chicken Burrito Bowl - marinated chicken burrito minus the tortilla, served with black beans, pico de gallo and red salsa on a bed of warm rice. Available at Loge and Reserve levels.
Beyond Meat Burger - veggie-friendly burger made with a plant-based patty on a brioche bun, topped with herb mayo, lettuce, tomato and onions. Go vegan and hold the mayo. Available at Bud & Burgers stand on Field and Reserve levels.
Tacos - street style tacos with chicken or beef on corn tortillas topped with onion and cilantro. Available at Field, Loge and Reserve levels.
Dodger Sausage - al pastor-seasoned sausage stuffed with pineapple chunks and topped with pineapple salsa and cilantro-lime crema. Available at Field, Loge and Reserve levels.
Summer Green Salad - made with chopped romaine lettuce, baby spinach, diced cucumbers, radishes, feta crumble and choice of pecans or walnuts, in a creamy mint dressing. Available at Field, Loge and Reserve levels.
Friday Night Fireworks
Following all Friday night home games, the Dodgers present Friday Night Fireworks for fans in attendance. Fans are welcome to visit the field once the game has ended to enjoy the show from the outfield grass. Space is limited on the field. All shows are subject to change without notice.
Please note, there will be no fireworks after the game if the game goes past 10:59 p.m. and fans will not be allowed on the field if the game goes past 10:45 p.m.
Kids Run the Bases
After most Sunday day games, kids ages 14 and under have the opportunity to run the bases of Dodger Stadium! Head to centerfield at the end of the game and your children can have their turn running around the same base path as their favorite Dodger.
- $17: General
- $40: Lots F,K,N,B
- $45: Lot H
Preferred Parking is $40 in advance and $50 at the gate. Preferred Parking Lots: B, D, F, G, H, J, K, L, M, N, P. Lots F and K provide access to seats on any level of Dodger Stadium. Lot H provides the best access to Field and Pavilion. NOTE: not all preferred parking lots are available to purchase on an individual basis.
Parking for large vehicles including buses, RVs, limousines and other oversized vehicles is $40 in advance and $50 at the gate.
For $5 (in advance or upon arrival), purchase parking for Lot 13. This first-come, first-served lot is located offsite on Stadium Way - between Elysian Park Avenue and the 110 - and allows for easy entrance and exit. Note that there is an uphill walk to the stadium from this lot. A free shuttle is available for fans with disabilities, call Fan Services at (323) 224-2611.
Dodger Stadium Express: The Dodger Stadium Express is free for all ticketholders. Fans can easily catch the bus from Union Station or the South Bay to the game and avoid the hassle of parking spots & fees. The shuttle is free for all ticketholders - without a ticket, a one-way fare from Union Station is $1.75; from the South Bay, the fee is $2.50. For more information, visit the Dodger Stadium Express page.
Go Metro: The Metro Gold Line stop at the intersection of Alameda Street and College Street is a ¾-mile walk to Dodger Stadium, or a ½-mile walk to the Broadway stop to get on the Union Station shuttle.
Metro Bike Share: There are dozens of Metro Bike Share stations throughout Downtown L.A., offering convenient car-free access to Union Station and the Dodger Stadium Express.
Uber is the preferred rideshare of the Dodgers, and drop-offs are permitted at any of Dodger Stadium's five entry gates. When the game is over, head to the Uber Zone in Lot 11. Your driver will meet you in the designated Uber Zone for a seamless pickup.
Top of the Park Store + Retired Numbers Plaza
True Blue Dodger fans can shop year-round for authentic on-field gear, extensive women's and kids' lines, one of the largest cap walls in the nation, and a variety of exclusive items available ONLY at Dodger Stadium. The Official Team Store is located at the Top of the Park (Top Deck) and is open daily from 10am-5pm and during all games. (closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day) The Top of the Park store has been remodeled for fans to enjoy a modern shopping experience!
Also at the Top of the Park, fans will notice two new additions to the Retired Numbers Plaza: five-foot microphones dedicated to legendary sportscasters Vin Scully and Jaime Jarrín.
Dodger Stadium Tours
Dodger Stadium Tours give fans an opportunity to discover Dodger Stadium in a unique way with behind-the-scenes access to restricted areas. Stadium Tours are available at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. excluding daytime home games, select holidays, and special events.
The 90-minute Jackie Robinson Tour highlights the life and career of the legendary Number 42. During the season-long MLB celebration of the Jackie Robinson Centennial, fans will learn about his legacy while exploring Dodger Stadium. You'll see most of what you see on the Stadium Tour, but will hear new stories revolving around Robinson and those that helped him along the way.
The exclusive Clubhouse Tour allows fans a one-of-a-kind peek inside the Dodger Clubhouse. The Clubhouse Tour features everything from the Dodger Stadium Tour PLUS:
- Visit the Dodger Bullpen
- Look at the Dodger Weight Room and Batting Cage
- Peek inside the Dodger Clubhouse
- Stop in the Dodger Interview Room
Clubhouse Tours run on select Saturdays and Sundays and run for approximately 2 hours. Space is limited. Pregame, Private and Group Tours, VIP Game Day Experience are also available. For more info, visit the Dodgers website.