best place, bad seat, love dodger stadium, worst experience, nice view, good food, famous game
Well, I never ever thought I would make this decision nor write a review expressing my view. I just got back from the Dodger/Reds game last night. It was my first game of the season (and last for my life!).
I have been going to Dodger games for 50 years. I shared season tickets for 12 years. I have noticed a steady deterioration of the overall experience the last few years but I love the game and the Dodgers have been my team. After last night I will never go to a home game again! The experience was terrible starting from the entrance and got worse. Yes, the fan base rivals that of a Raider game! Yes, the stadium is aged and unappealing. Yes, the prices are outrageous and the lines are unacceptable slow. But, what drove me over the edge was the obvious lack of concern to provide any sense of giving the paying customers any value what so ever for their money! The crowd was small and they cared less about providing service. Having to stand in line for two innings (this after missing almost two innings while parking!) to get something to eat. If this was a sellout I could understand, but they did not even have all their food stands open! Really! How about paying the players a million or so less per year and hire a couple more employees to provide service to the paying fan! Let's see........ make the average fan miss 20-40% of the game that they paid to see so we (The Dodgers) can save an extra $1,000.00!
The whole experience for me was disappointing to the point where I will never return! I will see if I can catch an away game some time. As mad as I am I feel very sorry for Mr. Scully. It must crush him to see the destruction of the organization from all points.
danger zone. I love the Dodgers, I have for over 25 years. But, the owners have let this stadium turn into one of L.A.s worst places to go. Unless you're looking to get involved in a gang war - stay away.
Dodger Stadium; Enter At Your Own Risk!. Most of the people who have written positive reviews are living in the O'Malley past when the Dodger organization was the class of the Majors! Under the recent owners Dodger Stadium on game night is one of the most dangerous places to be in the city, as civiilzed people have their first encounter with uncivilized gang members from the time they are in the parking lot to the time they sit down! Nothing but loud, obnoxious drunks, swearing , assaulting, and harrassing every one they see! Dont bring your wife or children!! This should be the number one stop on the Gangland Tour Bus!
dodger stadium yea not. Has to be the most unsafe ballpark in America. I sat next to a girl with a SF hat and heard the worst slurs ever. Then 3 gentleman were jumped at the end of the game. I can watch on tv at home. I know get over it or thats what you get wearing SF hat to game. I hope no one from los feliz wears those stupid clothes to Hollywood or else watch your back
The heart and soul of Los Angeles. Dodger Stadium is hands down one of the greatest Baseball Stadiums in the history of baseball. It is the home of the Dodger Dog, Nancy Bea the great organ player, Vin Scully the greatest broadcaster in all of sports. You may complain about fans being to rowdy, but go to any stadium in this country and you'll see the same thing there too. Don't let a few fans who may of had to much to drink make you think all Dodger fans are like that. You complain about parking, it's like that in other places too. The prices are more or less the same as well. If you think it's a little pricy, then you shouldn't be going to the games every week. If you think parking is tough to get out of, then relax and hang out with some of the other Dodger fans enjoying the results of the game. If you are on a friday or weekend game, where can you possibly being going to the point where you become frustrated due to bad traffic. This is Los Angeles!!!! There is traffic everywhere!!!! Dodger Stadium is the heart and soul of Los Angeles, just because you had a bad day at the ballpark, doesn't give you the right to say such things in a negative and ignorant tone. If you can't appreciate greatness don't go, the Dodgers don't need you. You should just move to San Francisco and become a Giants fan, if you aren't one already. However if you're mind can't be changed then I suggest that you come back in about three or maybe four years when, the upgrades to the stadium and parking lot will be more modernized and a more convenient to those who are not regulars to the game. Until then, the fans, the organization and the city would be very grateful if you kept your opinions to yourself.
HORRIBLE, TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE. This was the worst experience I have ever had - it was so bad I don't even know where to begin. First, it took about 90 minutes to get into the stadium and find parking. Then we had to wait the concession stand for over 20 minutes (there were only 5-6 people in front of us). The crowd were full of ignorant, rude and foul-mouthed boors (I WOULD NEVER TAKE MY CHILD HERE), not to mention we saw numerous fights and almost fights break out. We then had a mini-altercation in the parking lot where we waited another 60 minutes to exit. Finally, when we got home, we saw that someone had keyed the trunk of my brand new 3-week old car - which will cost $500+ dollars to fix. I NEVER GOING TO ANOTHER DODGERS GAME EVER - STAY HOME AND ENJOY THE GAME - IT IS MUCH BETTER, CHEAPER AND SAFER. DODGER STADIUM IS NOT SAFE!!!!
Games okay BUT DONT THINK ABOUT GOING TO A CONCERT HERE. There is not a good seat in the house. At least not one very affrodable for big name concerts. Furthermore traffic is so bad getting in for special events at 7 730 pm that the effort you will spend getting there will already guarantee you a stressfull time. I mean to comment only on special events like concerts. One list swipe at Los Angeles City Parking and traffic control people "surely if you are really doing your job you can move traffic better into doger statium instead of walking about at intersections without a plan and completely useless"
Good and not so good.
I've been here like 50 times over the last 20+ years, so I feel I'm pretty qualified to review this place.
Pros: Great sight lines, a great atmosphere at night - the way it glows under the lights is second to none in MLB. There's no blasting music at every break - they still have an organ. They made some excellent improvements on the main level this season - nice bathrooms, food choices and outdoor terraces with tables and chairs. Great Jumbovision screen.
Cons: Almost no public transportation choices- parking is $15 bucks and a real pain. The wait to get out can be over an hour at times. There is nothing around the Stadium in the way of restaurants or bars. Dodger fans can and will be abusive to other teams fans and security is awful. Refreshments are more expensive that at other parks. Cheap beer is $8 a cup. Day games can be really hot and dry. Getting to your seat from the parking lot can involve lots of hill climbing and stairs. The entire PA system is on a pole in center field and if you sit in the outfield you will get either your right or left ear blown out Waves and beachballs are annoying during the game
Think Blue.... If you live in LA and have never been to Dodger Stadium, you're missing out on your own city. Dodger Stadium is a baseball treasure in an age of climate-controlled, artificial field stadiums. The Home of the Dodgers is real LA history, and though it is sprawling and maybe even dirty, it's as classic a place to see a game as Fenway or the soon-to-be-imploded Yankees Stadium, and the good news is Dodgers Stadium is sticking around. Go see a game, the truth is there's not a bad seat in the house, and as obnoxious as Dodger fans might be. It's American baseball at it's finest.
All you can eat ticket is worth the $22.50!. I went to the Dodger Game yesterday (they won-yay!!) and my friend got us tickets in the all-you-can-eat bleachers, a feature I had never heard of (unfortunately) before! The seats are decent, but the best part is you have access to unlimited dodger dogs, peanuts, popcorn, nachos, water bottles, and soft drinks- it is a great deal that anyone going to a game should try- because really who doesn't end up buying a dog or some peanuts!!
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