Take Me Out the the Ball Game - Dodgers start tonight

From the Echo Park Improvement Association


Dodger Stadium opening day on April 1

Our new community relations contact, Rafael Gonzales, attended the March EPIA town hall meeting to discuss the 2013 baseball season. He addressed many community concerns regarding traffic, opening day pre-gaming, street closures, and more. 

In addition to opening day, an Exhibition Game versus the Angels will take place on Friday, March 29 at 7:10 pm

Some important announcements for the community regarding opening day are: 
  • Opening day takes place on Monday, April 1 at 1:10 pm versus the Giants
  • Pregame ceremony starts at 12:10 pm and will include a one minute fireworks display at 1:00 pm
  • Parking gates and stadium gates will open at 10:00 am
  • Street closures are as follows: Scott Avenue between Stadium Way & North Boylston Street; North Boylston between Academy & Stadium Way; Lilac Terrace between Stadium Way & Lookout to Stadium
  • The a-frame signs ("Local Access Only") will be placed throughout the neighborhood
  • Early LADOT staffing at Sunset/Elysian Park & Academy/Golden State Gate C areas
  • Police officers will be monitoring all activity with a zero tolerance policy in mind
  • Scott Avenue gate will be open on opening day, but for exit traffic only
Report any non-emergency security concerns to our Neighborhood Focus line at (323) 224-2636.

For future games, all Friday night home games will include fireworks after the game. Service begins 90 minutes before the scheduled start of a game and will conclude approximately 45 minutes after the last out has been recorded.

Rafael Gonzalez can be reached at 323-224-1379 or RafaelG@ladodgers.com

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