White Sox Interactive Forums
Talking Baseball

Welcome
Go Back   White Sox Interactive Forums > Baseball Discussions > Talking Baseball
Home Chat Stats Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-04-2013, 01:14 AM
Milw Milw is offline
WSI Personality
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Naperville
Posts: 946
Default Dodger Stadium?

I'm planning a trip to Dodger Stadium in a few weeks. Anyone offer a suggestion on best place to sit, in terms of best value and being able to get the whole Chavez Ravine experience?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-04-2013, 07:29 AM
LITTLE NELL LITTLE NELL is offline
WSI High Priest
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Sebring Florida
Posts: 7,905
Default

Went to a game there a few years ago, there is not a bad seat in the place except maybe in the 4th deck which might be a bit too high and steep. All depends on how much you want to pay. The setting of the park is beautiful as its set in Chavez Ravine. The main sections of the grandstand are built into part of the mountain of the ravine and when you are in the parking lot right behind home plate you are actually on level with the 4th deck. The parking lot has levels and decline on either way from home plate so if you are sitting in the 3rd level you would park in the corresponding level. same with level 2 and level 1 which is on ground level. There is also parking on ground level behind the outfield stands.

This photo shows the levels of the parking lots. We parked in the level 3 parking lot between home plate and 3rd base as our seats were in the first row of the 3rd deck just to the left of home plate.
One other thing, Dodger Stadium opened its doors 51 years ago and has been so well maintained that it looks like it was built last year.
__________________
Coming up to bat for our White Sox is the Mighty Mite, Nelson Fox.

Last edited by LITTLE NELL; 07-04-2013 at 07:56 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-04-2013, 08:37 AM
WLL1855 WLL1855 is offline
WSI Personality
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Peoria, IL
Posts: 606
Default

According to my friend who lives out there, if you want the true Dodger experience you should arrive at the game about the third inning and leave by the end of the seventh.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-04-2013, 09:41 AM
SI1020 SI1020 is offline
WSI Church Elder
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Deep in the heart of Dixie
Posts: 4,420
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WLL1855 View Post
According to my friend who lives out there, if you want the true Dodger experience you should arrive at the game about the third inning and leave by the end of the seventh.
I found that to be more myth than anything. Traffic in LA is legendary but most people seem to arrive on time and stay for the whole game. That was my experience anyway.

Last edited by SI1020; 07-04-2013 at 12:58 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-04-2013, 09:57 AM
LITTLE NELL LITTLE NELL is offline
WSI High Priest
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Sebring Florida
Posts: 7,905
Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by SI1020 View Post
I found that to be more myth than anything. Traffic in LA in legendary but most people seem to arrive on time and stay for the whole game. That was my experience anyway.
When I was there people did come late but it was an 11 inning game and most stayed to the end. (Andre Ethier had a walk off HR)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-05-2013, 10:08 PM
Railsplitter Railsplitter is offline
WSI High Priest
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Streamwood, IL
Posts: 6,329
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WLL1855 View Post
According to my friend who lives out there, if you want the true Dodger experience you should arrive at the game about the third inning and leave by the end of the seventh.
Quote:
Originally Posted by SI1020 View Post
I found that to be more myth than anything. Traffic in LA is legendary but most people seem to arrive on time and stay for the whole game. That was my experience anyway.
The brake lights seen coming on during the flight of Kirk Gibson's 1988 World Series homer don't help Dodgers fans' image, though.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-08-2013, 03:56 PM
eriqjaffe eriqjaffe is offline
WSI Church Elder
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Arlington Heights, IL
Posts: 2,980
Default

One time I went to a July 4 game at Dodger Stadium, the place was sold out (or nearly so) and had post-game fireworks. Very few people left early, and it took us close to 3 hours to get out of the parking lot. I can certainly understand the temptation to leave Chavez Ravine early.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-24-2013, 01:22 PM
AZChiSoxFan AZChiSoxFan is offline
WSI Church Elder
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 3,272
Post

hmmm....I can't attach a link and get it to work. Go to the Dodgers website, then click on "Dodger Stadium". From there, scroll down a bit and click on a link labeled "Parking and Directions". Finally, go to a section labeled "Directions & Maps." This will show you a map of the different gates and ways to enter the stadium. I've been there numerous times and have found that the best (quickest) way to enter is to use the Downtown gate. Avoid the Golden State gate at all costs, unless you're a fan of taking 2-3 hours to get out of the parking lot.

I agree with Little Nell. There's not a bad seat in the place. Heck, I've even sat in the top deck before and that's not all that bad. Dodger Stadium is one of my favorites. Love that place.

Last edited by AZChiSoxFan; 07-24-2013 at 01:28 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-24-2013, 03:51 PM
eriqjaffe eriqjaffe is offline
WSI Church Elder
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Arlington Heights, IL
Posts: 2,980
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AZChiSoxFan View Post
I've been there numerous times and have found that the best (quickest) way to enter is to use the Downtown gate. Avoid the Golden State gate at all costs, unless you're a fan of taking 2-3 hours to get out of the parking lot.
This.

I've had good luck with the Academy Gate, as well.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-25-2013, 10:04 AM
Standing Ovation Standing Ovation is offline
WSI Regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Banished to Geneva IL
Posts: 292
Default

On a culinary note, the Dodger Dog is the most overrated item I've ever eaten. I even tried a 2nd one (stupid me), thinking I had a bad first one. Same thing. Garbage.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



Forum Jump




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:57 PM.




Design by: Michelle

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Site-specific editorial/photos Copyright ©2001 - 2008 White Sox Interactive. All rights reserved.