About Dodger Stadium
Nestled in the Chavez Ravine neighborhood of Los Angeles is Dodger Stadium, home of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The stadium has been home to the Dodgers since it opened in 1962, making it the third-oldest ballpark in the majors, behind only Wrigley Field and Fenway Park. It also happens to be the largest baseball stadium in the world in terms of seating capacity.
Best Places to Sit at Dodger Stadium
Part of the beauty of watching a Dodger Stadium sports event is that there are no obstructed views, so all 56,000+ seats offer a clear view of the field. The best views are found from the Dugout Club and Baseline Club seats. Meanwhile, the Right Field Pavilion provides fans with the best chance to catch a home run ball, while also being conveniently close to all the hot dogs and nachos they can eat. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with the more budget-conscious upper deck, as you’ll have a great view of the entire stadium, not to mention the San Gabriel Mountains and downtown Los Angeles in the distance.
Tips for Visiting Dodger Stadium
If you’re attending a Dodger Stadium sport event, you should know that day games can get hot and the stadium provides little shading. Aside from the very back rows of certain sections underneath an overhang, you could be fighting the sun all game long. So, come prepared with sunscreen and a hat!
Another interesting fact about Dodger Stadium events is that fans are allowed to bring in outside food, which is a rarity in sports stadiums. To be clear, this doesn’t mean you can bring in a giant cooler filled with snacks, but it does give you the freedom to cook at home or order takeout and bring it into the stadium.
Food to Try at Dodger Stadium
If you’re craving stadium food, there are plenty of good options once you get into the game. For starters, you can’t go wrong with the famous Dodger Dog. There’s also the Dodger Burger, Doyer Dog, and the Brooklyn Dog, which is a throwback to the team’s former home in Brooklyn prior to moving to Los Angeles. Fans can also snack on elotes, a grilled Mexican corn dish that’s become a popular street food in L.A.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Dodger Stadium located?
Dodger Stadium is built on top of the historic neighborhood of Chavez Ravine in Solano Canyon, Los Angeles. The stadium offers views of downtown LA, the tree-lined hills of Elysian Park, and the San Gabriel Mountains beyond the pavilions.
What kind of events does Dodger Stadium host?
Dodger Stadium currently hosts Major League Baseball and Softball events. Other Dodger Stadium events have included boxing, cricket, and many concerts.
Which team is playing at Dodger Stadium?
Dodger Stadium is home to the LA Dodgers, the city's National League franchise of Major League Baseball.
Where can I park for free at Dodger Stadium?
While there are an astounding 16,000 parking spaces in the official lots ready to host fans at any Dodger Stadium sports event, none of them come for free. However, the general parking is extremely affordable and can be purchased for as little as $5. Other parking passes can be bought for $10. The closer and more convenient “preferred parking” is offered first to season ticket holders and is more expensive.
What is the seating capacity of Dodger Stadium?
The stadium accommodates 56,000 fans, making it the world's largest Major League stadium by seat capacity.
Who owns Dodger Stadium?
In March 2012, the LA Dodgers and Dodger Stadium were acquired by Guggenheim Baseball Management. They currently own and manage the stadium.
How do I get to Dodger Stadium using public transport?
Anyone who has ever sat in LA traffic knows to avoid driving to the stadium at all costs. Even during the most packed Dodger Stadium events, the venue is extremely accessible and can be reached with most public transportation. You can take the Metro Dodger Stadium Express route, union station shuttle bus, or even the south bay route.