Located on the edge of downtown, Dodger Stadium is the third oldest stadium in Major League Baseball, opening in 1962. That was 4 years after the team moved into Los Angeles from Brooklyn.
There is a bus called the Dodger Express that takes fans from Union Station to the stadium. The reviews of this bus have been mixed, as some say that it gets stuck in traffic for more than an hour, and they get off and have to walk to the stadium. But when I rode it, it took only 30 minutes. The fare is included with your game ticket.
There is really not much in terms of attractions. Outside of the stadium, there are some posters on the wall, which showcases moments in Dodger history. And inside, there are pictures of Dodgers on the columns, like Sandy Koufax, Tommy Lorsada, and even Vin Scully. But no statues or anything else like that. I guess the main attraction is the ballgame itself. Also, you can see the mountains in the distance, which is nice to see.
The big problem with this place, is the accessibility between sections. For example, if your ticket is for the Reserve section at the upper level, then you have to go through the entrance to that section. That means going up a flight of stairs to get to that entrance. There is no switching between sections. So if you want a closer look at field and take pictures, forget it! The ushers will not allow you to.
Another problem is how people are not allowed to watch from directly behind the seats under the overhang, which is a problem on a very hot day, and very unbearable to sit in the sun to watch the game. Security will tell you to stand behind a white line, which makes it hard to see the field. That is just lame!
Also, it is advised not to wear gear of other teams, since there are people at the game, who only there to stir up trouble. Some call it the "gangster element". Those fans will be cursed at or having things thrown at. It could even get violent, as in the case of Bryan Stow. Some say, it rivals that of Raiders football fans.
I did try a Dodger dog, and did not think it was anything special. It was just a foot long hot dog. And "I Love LA"by Randy Newman, plays after each Dodger victory, with the lyrics on the scoreboard.
Overall, watching the game at this ballpark was not bad. But the restrictions just made this place memorable, but not in a good way.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.