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10 Awesome Things About Dodger Stadium

We love our Los Angeles Dodgers around here and wish them the best in the 2020 season! We think seeing a baseball game at Dodger Stadium is such a fun thing to do with the entire family.

Opening Day is July 23rd for our hometown baseball team, and we wanted to make sure you knew these 10 Awesome Things About Dodger Stadium. But since the 2020 season will be played without Fans in the Stands, we are sharing these ways you can still enjoy the games and cheer on the team.

How to Cheer on the Dodgers in the 2020 Baseball Season

  1. Get a cardboard cutout of yourself sitting in the stands. And is your dog a fan? Fido can have a cutout of his own!
  2. Add your voice to the mix. The MLB Gameday app lets you add cheers and jeers to make it sound like we’re really sitting in the stands!
  3. Meet Mookie Betts, playing in his first season with the team.
  4. Watch the games on MLB.TV or SportsNet LA, which can now be found on Charter Spectrum, AT&T TV, DIRECTV, U-verse TV, and AT&T TV NOW systems.
  5. Listen to the Dodgers play on AM 570 radio.
  6. Grab some Farmer John Dodger Dogs from Smart & Final and pretend you’re eating at the ballpark. Overcharge yourself for authenticity.
  7. Wear some Blue to support the team – and you can purchase Dodgers Gear via our Amazon affiliate link.
  8. Follow the team on Social @Dodgers.
  9. Keep your fingers crossed for a great 2020 season and a return to Dodger Stadium in 2021!

10 Awesome Things About Dodger Stadium

1. Dodger Stadium Turns 58 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 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! Super comfy, too.

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? We 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 our other 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 57 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 2020 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 2020 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 chrome

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Sarah 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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Marc

Friday 14th of February 2020

Any tips for first timers (more or less)? Been once 18 years ago, bring my wife and son for their first time opening day 2020. Seen the Dodgers at Candlestick a million times and in Seattle (in PDX now). Just looking for some pro tips!

Sarah Auerswald

Monday 17th of February 2020

Hey Marc, it sounds like fun! I would say: plan to get there a little early and walk around the stadium. There's a lot to see (besides the game), so it's worth it. Plus there are so many great food options, you need to walk around the stadium to check them out. Oh and for sure check out the Jackie Robinson statue! If you have time for a tour - and if they're offering it on the day you're attending - that's pretty amazing. Enjoy!!

Kyle

Sunday 19th of May 2019

I would like to have my daughter's Sweet-16 at the stadium next year. Do you know who I should contact? Should I contact guest services directly? Thanks so much and awesome blog!

Sarah Auerswald

Sunday 19th of May 2019

Sounds so fun! It looks like you'd contact their sales team - here's their number: Premium Sales and Services: 866-DODGERS X4 And I'm sure they can connect you to the right people. Enjoy! And send us photos!!!