The Ultimate Guide to Los Angeles Dodgers Game Day

It's time for Dodger baseball!

Right Field Pavilion at Dodger Stadium | Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Dodgers
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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 local eats.

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Tickets

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

Hello Kitty Tote Bag at Dodger Stadium
Hello Kitty Tote Bag | Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Dodgers, Facebook

Throughout the season, Dodger games feature promotional items such as jerseys, bobbleheads, baseball cards, and special event giveaways like a Hello Kitty tote bag (August 21) and exclusive Game of Thrones t-shirt (September 4).

KIRK GIBSON HOME RUN SEAT

Kirk Gibson and his commemorative Home Run Seat at Dodger Stadium
Kirk Gibson and his commemorative Home Run Seat at Dodger Stadium | Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Dodgers, Facebook

DINING

Dodger Dog at Dodger Stadium
Dodger Dog at Dodger Stadium | Photo courtesy of EileenRose, Flickr

When it's time for Dodger baseball, it's also time for the iconic Dodger Dog and other Dodger Stadium fare like Base Bowls and elotes. There's also the Coca-Cola Right Field Pavilion, an all-inclusive section which serves hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, peanuts, soda and water. Food and beverages are served until the final out of the 7th inning.

FIREWORKS

Fireworks at Dodger Stadium
Fireworks at Dodger Stadium | Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Dodgers, Facebook

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 10:59pm and fans will not be allowed on the field if the games goes past 10:45pm.

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.

PARKING

Parking for automobiles and motorcycles is $15 in advance and $25 at the gate. Preferred parking is $40 in advance and $50 at the gate. Parking for large vehicles including buses, motorhomes, limousines and other oversized vehicles is $40 in advance and $50 at the gate.

For $5 (in advance or upon arrival), purchase parking for Lots 13 and 14. These first-come, first-serve lots are located offsite on Stadium Way - between Elysian Park Avenue and the 110 - and allow for easy entrance and exit. Note that there is an uphill walk to the stadium from these lots, of approximately 10 to 15 minutes. A free shuttle is available for fans with disabilities, call Fan Services (323) 224-2611. To purchase parking in advance, visit the Dodgers website.

Transportation

Metro Bike Share at the Gold Line Chinatown station
Metro Bike Share at the Gold Line Chinatown station | Photo courtesy of vtpoly, Flickr

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 and from the South Bay, the fee is $2.50. For more information, visit the Dodger Stadum Express page.

Go Metro: For those who take the Metro Gold Line to Chinatown, they can choose to depart and enjoy a scenic walk along Yale Avenue to the ballpark, which is a popular route for Dodger fans entering the stadium on foot. The walk is about 30-40 minutes, so plan ahead and enjoy the car-free, hassle-free and cost-free way of getting to the stadium.

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 will be allowed to enter any autogate to drop off. Uber dropoffs are permitted at any of Dodger Stadium's five entry gates. When the game is over, head to Lot 11 and look for the Uber flags. Your driver will meet you in the designated Uber Zone for a seamless pickup.

TOURS

Clubhouse Tour at Dodger Stadium
Clubhouse Tour | Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Dodgers

Stadium Tours give fans an opportunity to view 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 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 to 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 are also available. For more info, visit the Dodgers website.