Dodger Stadium

Dodger Stadium and L.A. Towndown

When Did Dodger Stadium Open?

Dodger Stadium opened on April 10, 1962. The venue is currently the third oldest ballpark in the game today which may surprise people. Being the third oldest MLB Stadium, Dodger Stadium may be outdated from new venues, but it’s still a fan favorite.


Where is Dodger Stadium Located?

Dodger Stadium Press Box

The location of the venue is in Los Angeles, California in the United States. Dodger Stadium sits on top of a giant parking a bit outside of downtown Los Angeles. Fans will get an incredible view of the Hollywood sign when they look out to the outfield wall during the game. Check out the Dodgers parking guide if you plan to drive to the game for baseball.


In addition to baseball games, LA is also home the basketball, football, and hockey teams. The Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers play basketball out at Staples Center. The Los Angles Kings also play hockey out at Staples Center. For football games, the Los Angeles Rams currently play out at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum while the LA Chargers play at Dignity Health Sports Park. If you are looking for Arena Parking, Los Angles Memorial Coliseum Parking, or Dignity Health Sports Park Parking, you can visit those links.


When do Dodger Stadium Gates Open?

It takes awhile to get to the park via driving, so you try and leave as early as you can to get to the park. Dodger Stadium opens up two hours before first pitch for regular season games.


Check out the Dodger Stadium Food guide before your next visit!


What Team Plays at Dodger Stadium?

Dodger Stadium Behind Home Plate

The Los Angeles Dodgers play baseball at Dodger Stadium. They are a Major League Baseball Team in the National League West Division. In the National League West, you have the San Francisco Giants, Colorado Rockies, Arizona Diamondbacks, and San Diego Padres.


What are the Dimensions at Dodger Stadium?

Dodger Stadium has symmetrical walls from left to the right, so there are no advantages for hitters. The dimensions going from left to right go from 330 feet, 375 feet, 395 feet in the center, 375 feet, and 330 feet in right field.


What is the Capacity of Dodger Stadium?

Dodger Stadium Up in the Upper Deck

A common question is how many seats are in Dodger Stadium? As of 2019, Dodger Stadium can hold 56,000 seats. With the World Series in 2018, Dodger Stadium expanded their capacity to add more standing room seats for the game. Dodger Stadium is the largest seating capacity out of all active 32 teams. The next closest ballpark would be the New Yankee Stadium with over 50,000 seats. Shea Stadium and the Old Yankee Stadium were in similar capacity size when both parks were around.


Los Angeles Dodgers Tickets

Aerial View of Dodger Stadium Twilight

The Dodgers are one of the most popular teams in baseball. In 2018, the Dodgers averaged over 47,000 people per game. Big matchups against the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, San Francisco Giants, Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis Cardinals, and more generally bring sell out crowds. Besides tickets for opening day, it’s best to use SeatGeek, TicketMaster, StubHub, and more to find tickets.


Nearby Parks

Many baseball parks are around Dodger Stadium to also visit. If you head south of Dodger Stadium, you will get to Angels Stadium which is where the Los Angeles Angels play. Heading south of Angels Stadium, you will get to Petco Park where the San Diego Padres play. If fans ventured east of Angels Stadium, you would get to Chase Field which is home to the Arizona Diamondbacks.


Notable Features

The Dodgers moved to LA in 1957 from Brooklyn New York. Many fans of the Brooklyn Dodgers felt betrayed when the team left Brooklyn, so it’s always a treat when LA comes back to New York for baseball. While Brooklyn lost baseball, the New York Mets continue to honor their history by keeping the Dodger’s blue as part of their current uniform.


In addition to their baseball history on the field, Vince Scully was the famous radio announcer for the team. Vince Scully for 67 seasons would call Dodger baseball game, but retired in 2016. When the team was out in Brooklyn, Vince was there calling games, so he is cemented into the history of the team forever.