Dodger Stadium Tour

I was  a part of a group that did a tour of Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. What great fun. We started at the top of the upper deck behind home plate. The tour was organized by our local OES and Lodge group. Cost was $15 per person ($12 for seniors.). Need less to say, I left my Red Sox at home.

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One thing you can see in this picture is that the dimensions of the stadium are symmetric (ie. the distances to right and left field are the same). Not true for many major league  parks. What a beautiful ball park. The stadium uses a cantilevered design. Which means there are no poles that could block someone’s view.

Then we took the elevator down to the 1st tier where we visited the press boxes and one of the luxury suites. Luxury boxes go for between $5000-$15000 depending on the team that is being played. Seats about 20 people in very comfortable seats.

Next, we went down to the ground level and headed over to the dugouts. We were told, “Don’t walk on the grass”. I learned something new. The home dugout is on the third base side. The primary reason is because during an afternoon game, the sun would be coming over the third base side, thus having the sun shining in the eyes of the visitors.

There are many awards and other memorabilia lining the walls of the corridors. Here are a few examples:

And finally, here’s a picture of our entire group. A fun time was had by all.

Dodger Tour Group

 

 

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One Comment on “Dodger Stadium Tour”

  1. Roberta P. Roy Says:

    So cool. I haven’t been to Dodger Stadium in years. I used to go fairly often before heading off to college. Sadly, there’s a sad story behind the building of this stadium: the destruction of the Mexican-American community in Chavez Ravine. At the time, the team owners attempted to portray the area as inhabited by “bad Mexicans,” but this wasn’t true.
    There’s a short documentary about this on PBS. Story was uncovered by a young reporter for the LA Times at the time the ballpark was proposed.
    The Dodgers finally apologized not so long ago, but for many former residents, they will never forgive the Dodger ownership for the destruction of their community (which had been in existence for years, with churches, schools, homes, etc.)


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