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Take public transport from beach to Dodger Stadium

You won’t see the Expos when you arrive, but you can now take the new Expo Line from Santa Monica to Union Station, and then catch the Dodger Stadium Express to the game. For more information, watch the video above or visit

— Jon Weisman

Video: Bench coach Bob Geren rides his bike to work

Dodger bench coach Bob Geren rides his bike from Pasadena to Dodger Stadium (and then in Dodger Stadium) before almost every home game. SportsNet LA has a fun time telling the story in the video above.

It’s also a good reminder that, if you can handle the final uphill climb, cycling is one of the alternate means of transportation to the ballpark.

— Jon Weisman

Times and tips for Dodger Stadium Opening Day

Dodgers Home Opening Day 2014

By Yvonne Carrasco

Who’s ready for a sold-out Opening Day at Dodger Stadium? Ready or not, here comes some helpful information …


Gateway to Dodger Stadium: Vin Scully Avenue?

Matthew Mesa/Los Angeles Dodgers

Matthew Mesa/Los Angeles Dodgers

By Jon Weisman

Who’s ready for Vin Scully Avenue?

That could soon be the name for the stretch of road leading from Sunset Boulevard to Dodger Stadium.

Los Angeles city councilman Gil Cedillo is scheduled to make a motion for a vote during the Friday City Council meeting at City Hall to change the name of Elysian Park Avenue to Vin Scully Avenue, in honor of the Dodgers’ Hall of Fame broadcaster.

“There’s no better way to recognize such an iconic Dodger as Hall of Famer Vin Scully than naming a street after him,” Dodger president and CEO Stan Kasten said. “We appreciate Gil Cedillo and city officials bringing this to the forefront, and we look forward to the day when everyone can drive on Vin Scully Avenue when they enter Dodger Stadium.”

Many members of the Dodger organization will be present Friday at City Hall, as part of the Dodgers Love L.A. Tour (presented by Bank of America). Scheduled to attend are Dave Roberts, Clayton Kershaw, Yasiel Puig, Austin Barnes, Jharel Cotton, Carlos Frias, Yimi Garcia, Chris Hatcher, Pedro Baez, Yasmani Grandal, Micah Johnson, Zach Lee, Adam Liberatore, Frankie Montas, Josh Ravin, Scott Van Slyke, Trayce Thompson and Ross Stripling, along with Dodger alumni Tommy Lasorda, Orel Hershiser, Ron Cey, Steve Garvey, Eric Karros, Maury Wills and SportsNet LA broadcaster Alanna Rizzo.

Arrive early Thursday for NLDS Game 5

Juan Ocampo/Los Angeles Dodgers

Juan Ocampo/Los Angeles Dodgers

You know the drill, folks. National League Division Series Game 5 starts at 5 p.m. Thursday, but you should aim to arrive at Dodger Stadium as early as possible.

  • Auto gates open at 2 p.m. (Purchase parking in advance at
  • Stadium gates open at 2:30 p.m. Batting practice will be underway.
  • Dodger Stadium Express service from Union Station begins at 2:30 p.m.

For more information — including alternate transportation —

Arrive early for NLDS games — Friday and Saturday


By Jon Weisman

You’re probably expecting rush-hour traffic to be challenging for Friday’s 6:45 p.m. National League Division Series opener. But don’t get lulled into thinking you can waltz to Dodger Stadium at the last minute for Saturday’s 6:07 p.m. game, either.

Because the CONCACAF Cup at the Rose Bowl between Mexico and the U.S. has the same starting time as NLDS Game 2, Los Angeles freeways figure to be jammed. That’s why the Dodgers once again urge fans to arrive as early as possible for both games — and also embrace carpooling and alternate transportation.

To that end, the Dodger Stadium Express, free for everyone with a game ticket, will begin service from Union Station at 4:15 p.m. Friday and 3:37 p.m. Saturday, two hours and 30 minutes before first pitch for each game. 

South Bay Dodger Stadium Express service will also begin earlier, two hours before each game.

Remember, the Dodger Stadium Express takes a dedicated lane along Sunset Boulevard up Elysian Park Avenue to the ballpark, with stops behind the outfield pavilions and at the top of the park.

If you are driving, be sure to purchase your parking in advance to save time and money. Auto gates open three hours before first pitch: 3:45 p.m. Friday and 3:07 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, check out our earlier blog post this week or visit

NLDS game times and parking information

More than 100,000 fans took the Dodger Stadium Express to games this year. (Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers)

More than 100,000 fans have taken the Dodger Stadium Express to games this year. (Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers)

By Jon Weisman

Game times for the first two games of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium have been set.

Game 1 will begin at 6:45 p.m. Friday, and Game 2 will begin at 6:07 p.m. Saturday. TBS is televising the games.

Auto gates are scheduled to open three hours before the first pitch, with stadium entry gates to open 2 1/2 hours before first pitch.

What follows is more information about parking and alternative transportation for the NLDS …


Dodger Stadium parking and transportation, 2015

Parking Map

By Jon Weisman

Here are your tips and reminders for coming to Dodger Stadium in 2015


Advanced parking
Remember: Purchase your parking in advance

To save money and speed your journey into Dodger Stadium, prepay your parking online. This plan is intended to help accelerate traffic flow into the ballpark. Those with prepaid parking will move through dedicated autogates into Dodger Stadium parking.

  • Visit to purchase parking in advance — including on day of game.
  • To encourage prepaid parking and the use of prepaid parking lanes, general parking is $10 online — same as last year, and available to all ticketholders — and $20 when purchased at the gate.
  • Preferred parking is $35 in advance and $50 at the gate.
  • Please have parking permit (printed, or on smartphone), credit card or cash ready when you reach the autogate.


Prepare for delays at Glendale Freeway exit on Saturday

By Cary Osborne

Drivers coming to Dodger Stadium for Saturday’s 6:10 p.m. game are warned that there could be delays exiting the southbound 2 (Glendale Freeway) at its endpoint.

CalTrans has scheduled utility work between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday where the freeway ends and lets out to Glendale Boulevard. The exit’s No. 2 lane will be closed, allowing only one lane to flow onto surface streets, according to CalTrans.

One alternative is to transition onto the southbound 5 (Golden State Freeway) and exit at Stadium Way.

Dodgers offer $5 parking in Lots 13, 14 next homestand

By Jon Weisman

For the upcoming May 8-14 homestand featuring games against the Giants and Marlins, fans can park in Lots 13 and 14 along Stadium Way near Elysian Park Avenue for $5 per game.

The $5 fee is available in advanceLAD _ParkingMap_14.3.26 and the day of the game on a first-come, first-served basis. The special offer is being made on a trial basis.

Lots 13 and 14 are located across the street from each other on Stadium Way, adjacent to the Los Angeles Fire Department training center, a short walk east of the main Elysian Park Avenue-Gate A entrance to Dodger Stadium. (Click map at right to enlarge.) The lots will open to the public at the same time as the other Dodger Stadium parking lots. A free shuttle will be available for disabled fans.

“We have added this parking availability to provide our fans with another savings option that offers easy in and out access and is a 10-to-15 minute walk to the stadium,” said Dodger president and CEO Stan Kasten. “By parking in lots 13 and 14, fans can avoid some of the traffic entering and exiting the stadium lots before and after games.

“We continue to experiment with ways to improve access to Dodger Stadium. The more drivers that park in lots 13 and 14, the fewer the cars that will enter the Dodger Stadium lots through the auto gates and it will help in our ongoing efforts to ease traffic congestion.”