Los Angeles Dodgers Stadium Dodger Stadium is the home field of the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball. It is located in the Elysian Park district of Los Angeles, California. The stadium was built in 1960 by owner Walter O'Malley as the first major league ball park designed specifically for night games. It has been expanded three times since then, most recently in 2007 when a new left-field pavilion was added.
The stadium is known for its distinctive design, which includes large transparent walls on both sides of the playing field, allowing natural light into the venue during daytime hours while providing views of surrounding neighborhoods at night. The design was created by William F. Kees and Associates, who also designed Chicago's Wrigley Field. The team plays in the National League West division. Its closest competitors are the San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres.
Dodger Stadium is the largest baseball stadium in California and the fourth-largest in the United States. The site selection for the stadium was controversial at the time it was built because it was situated in an affluent neighborhood within walking distance of two public schools. However, this location provided the team with better access to players from outside of Los Angeles than any other city team at that time.
Dodger Stadium has been listed on various lists of the best sports venues in America.
Los Angeles Dodgers Stadium Los Angeles (California) Dodgers/Arenas/Stadiums/Locations Park hours vary by game status and time of year. The ballpark is open from early April until late October, but there are some dates during this period where games are not played due to weather or other issues. Game times range from 1 hour and 15 minutes to 3 hours and 45 minutes, depending on the matchup.
With 545 parking spots available in the Dodgertown Garage, it's the team's first choice for fans. Price varies based on how long you want to stay at the stadium and when you arrive and depart. A full season ticket package costs $255 per person. There are also a number of alternative parking options nearby if the price of garage parking becomes too expensive for your budget. These include the City of Angels Memorial Parks & Rec. Department parking structures at Jefferson and Hollywood along Hollywood Boulevard and the Westwood Village Parking Structure at Western Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard.
Dodgers Stadium is located just east of the city center of Los Angeles. It is easily accessible from the west side of town via the Century Freeway (I-110), northbound Santa Monica Boulevard or southbound La Cienega Boulevard.
Los Angeles Dodgers Stadium is known as PETCO Park after its corporate sponsor, Petco Inc.
It is located in San Diego, California. The stadium opened on April 15, 2004 and has been nominated for the World's Best Sports Facility by the International Olympic Committee.
The stadium cost $600 million to build and at the time of its opening it was the most expensive sports facility in U.S. history. It features a transparent roof that allows sunlight into the stadium during day games and artificial lights for night games.
The stadium is owned by the Los Angeles Dodgers MLB team who moved from Brooklyn after the 1957 season. The team has won five National League Championships and three World Series titles since their move west.
During baseball seasons, Dodger home games are played before crowds of 40,000-50,000 fans. The stadium has sold out every game it has played since it opened with one exception - Game 4 of the 2005 World Series which had 50,537 people attend.
In 2007, the Dodgers announced they had signed a contract extension with the city of San Diego through 2016.