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We love our Los Angeles Dodgers around here and wish them the best in the 2018 season! We think seeing a baseball game at Dodger Stadium is such a fun thing to do with the entire family. As opening day approaches for our hometown baseball team, we wanted to make sure you knew these 10 Awesome Things About Dodger Stadium.

 

1. Dodger Stadium Turns 56 This Year

The Stadium was built in 1962, making it the third oldest field in Major League Baseball. (Just for the record, Fenway Park is the oldest, built in 1911, and Wrigley Field is the second oldest, built in 1914.)

2. We’re Number One (At This)!

Dodger Stadium may be the third oldest, but since its capacity is 56,000 fans, that makes it the Biggest in Major League Baseball. (Yeah!)

new blue seats at Dodger Stadium

3. New Blue Seats Behind Home Plate

Dodger Stadium, being 55 years old, has needed some renovation over the years of course, and the new owners have done quite a bit since taking control. One of the most noticeable to die-hard fans will be these brand new blue seats in the Lexus Dugout Club area. Expect great shots of the Dodgers at bat, with this blue in the background!

Dodger Food collage

4. New Food Items To Try

Don’t worry, the famous Dodger Dog isn’t going away, it’s just being joined by so many new things to eat, you’ll have to attend multiple games just to sample them all. You can thank Executive Chef Ryan Evans for coming up with a new menu every season. He’s got one big goal: for Dodger Stadium to have the best food in all of Major League Baseball. Personally? I think he’s well on the way. There are so many delicious things to eat this year, seriously – you will need to buy lots of tickets. Check out Yvonne’s post about all the great food at Dodger Stadium!

5. Or You Don’t Have To Buy Any of That

Did you know? You can bring in your own food to any seats in Dodger stadium, except in the Luxury Suites.

6. So You’re Saying It’s Far Away?

There have only ever been five balls hit out of Dodger Stadium in 55 years, and only by four players. Willie Stargell hit two of them, in 1969 and 1973. The others were Mike Piazza in 1997, Mark McGwire in 1999, and Giancarlo Stanton in 2015.

7. Trust Me, You Would Do It, Too

If most teams in baseball have their home dugout on the first base side, why have the Dodgers set theirs on the third base side? Blame on it the LA sun and the orientation of Dodger Stadium. Being on the third base side, the Dodgers don’t have the sun shining in their eyes, leaving all the squinting to the visiting team.

Dodger Tour Guide

Awesome Dodger Stadium Tour Guide

8. There is So Much To See

Tours are offered at Dodger Stadium three times a day, pretty much every day of the year, except on holidays and daytime home games. You’ll get to see behind the scenes (and on the field) and learn tidbits about the team’s history – some of which you just read in this list. Tour guides really know their stuff and they make the experience fun for super fans (and medium fans) alike.

9. Because Chuck E. Cheese Is So Done

There are only 81 home games per season, but there are 365 days in a year. What’s that leave the rest of us? Plenty of opportunity to party like a Dodger! You can rent out the Luxury Suites at Dodger Stadium for private events, like birthday parties, weddings, or special holiday parties for websites. Go crazy!

10. Every Day at Dodger Stadium Is Special

That may be true, but there are literally dozens of special events in the 2017 season, each with their own themed swag. Check the Dodgers’ website to get the exact dates for USC Night, UCLA Night, Military Appreciation Night, Mexican Heritage Night, Yoga Day, Hello Kitty Night, Game of Thrones Night, Girl Scouts Day, Star Wars Night, Jewish Community Day, Dog Lovers Night, and so many more.

Hello Kitty Dodger shirt

Hello Kitty Dodger shirt

Cody Bellinger bobble head

Cody Bellinger bobble head

Dodgers clock

Dodgers clock

We hope the Dodgers have a terrific season in 2018 and we hope you all get a chance to get out to Dodger Stadium to enjoy a game or take a tour.

Yvonne Condes and Sarah Auerswald of MomsLA on the field at Dodger Stadium

Yvonne Condes and Sarah Auerswald of MomsLA on the field at Dodger Stadium

Dodger Stadum

 

10 things about Dodger Stadium

Dodgers in shiny chromeSarah Auerswald is the co-Founder of MomsLA.com. She was treated to a tour of the Dodger Stadium and got to try all the new food for this post.

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Sarah Auerswald (621 Posts)

Sarah Auerswald is the CEO and Co-Founder of MomsLA. She writes about life in LA while raising her 2 sons and is the founder of MarVistaMom.com. She was an English Major at Brown University, and yet nowadays feels free to ignore grammar rules anytime she wants. Like Now. She's married, uses a Mac, and grew up in Hawaii.


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