Home of the Los Angeles Dodgers
I gave up on Dodger Stadium. Been going there since I was a little kid. Used to be a great stadium. Unfortunately it's not what it used to be. Cholo gangbangers took over the stadium, and ownership doesn't care. A rough, uncomfortable atmosphere pervades the place. The food's overpriced and bland, like the team.
One of the oldest stadiums in the country now, I really did not enjoy the game as much as I would have liked to. It was a last minute idea and we got tickets in the Upper Deck. Obviously, visiting all the stadiums and it's ammenities is our goal so we really just wanted to get in, walk around, see the game from a few different areas and enjoy a good Dodger Dog. Problem was they only allow you to move down one tier depending on your ticket location. So yea, we had nosebleeds but we didnt expect to get shut down from going to the field level. The Dodger Dog? Not that impressed. I mean, it was good but to me it was a hot dog. Beer was good, many options to choose from and I love the 24 oz. options. And you are very close to the heart of LA which is a plus. We drove to Hollywood Blvd and had a blast! Overall, one of the weak stadiums in the country that I have visited!
I had the VIP treatment when I went, dinner in the club, seats behind home plate, so it is difficult for me to really assess this park fairly. It is a beautiful scene (both people and landscape). A kind of milque-toast quality runs through the team, organization and stadium though. Life is not supposed to be so perfect. I like my teams and stadiums to have a little more dirt under the finger-nails.
Great place to watch a game and the Dodgers are usually pretty good. Went there a couple of summers ago and a buddy who works there gave us a behind-the-scenes tour; met Tommy Lasorda and he couldn't have been nicer. Surrounded by parking lots but no tailgating allowed, which isn't right. Instead, hit the Short Stop bar nearby.