This past baseball season I went to two Dodgers games with friends - one in May and one in September. I’ll be honest that I don’t know that much about sports but I have always loved going to sporting events! From the overall exhilaration of the game, the high energy of the loyal, cheering fans, and the mouth-watering Dodger dogs and nachos…it’s no surprise to me at all that baseball games are considered “America’s favorite pastime.” The Los Angeles Dodgers are definitely LA’s most popular baseball team (Sorry Angel fans…) and since they moved here from Brooklyn in 1958, the Dodgers have been one of the most successful teams in the entire Major League.
Seating a whopping 56,000 fans, Dodger Stadium is the third-oldest baseball stadium in the country and has been called home to some of the most iconic baseball players in history. From attending the two games this past season, I knew that Dodger stadium was massive and that the architecture/design was one-of-a-kind. Out tour guide even shared that Dodger stadium is known as one of baseball’s most beautiful and most historic venues, and according to the LA Conservancy, “Dodger Stadium’s Mid-Century Modern lines are as enchanting now as they were upon construction, when Los Angeles was positioning itself as the city of the future, full of modern dreams and pragmatic plans for making them come true.” So wonderfully stated.
When my boyfriend told me that he scheduled a Dodger stadium tour for us during my birthday weekend, I was excited. I knew the behind the scenes tour would be a way to experience Dodger stadium in a whole new perspective and in a unique way. As we entered the stadium a few minutes before our tour began, I was in awe of how beautiful and gigantic the stadium looked without the 50,000 fans filling the seats…it almost looked fake/like a backdrop! It was pretty cool to walk around and explore the top deck without fighting off swarms of people, but at the same time, I missed the smell of the delicious dodger dogs and buzzing energy of the fans. Our tour guide was a die-hard Dodgers fan and excitedly shared with us the history of the Dodgers move to Brooklyn, how the Dodgers got their team name, and a lot of fun and interesting facts throughout the tour.
I’d say there was about 15 other people on the tour with us and some of the highlights for me included seeing the stadium completely empty (this was SO weird and made the stadium seem so much bigger than it did packed with fans), being able to walk ON THE FIELD!, visiting the dugout, the Vin Scully press box, and the World Series trophy and award case.
Tour prices are as follows: $20 for adults, $15 for kids under 14, $15 for seniors 55+, $15 for military personnel, and children ages 3 and under are free.
Click HERE for tour times, tour options, and to purchase your tickets today. Dodger Stadium is located at 1000 Elysian Park Ave. Fans should park in Lot P and meet outside the Top of the Park Store on the Top Deck level adjacent to Lot P.
If you love supporting the boys in blue, this is a unique L.A. experience that you definitely don’t want to miss out on!
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