(East Los Angeles, CA) [From The Editor’s Desk]: For all Dodgers fans and Major League Baseball (MLB) fans, this story features a huge announcement regarding the off-season changes to Dodger Stadium that will start on opening day, March 30th. Get ready for a ton of new information from the new lighting to the new menu and much, much more for the best fans in all of baseball. The Dodgers organization, first and foremost, always has its fans in mind when it comes to offering them the best experience in the game today. Be a recipient of what is about to happen very soon.
Please bookmark this link for quick referencing to several key games and series that will occur throughout the season. It’s a long, but very good read and one that will serve as a constant refresher when you’re at a ball game.
DODGER STADIUM UNVEILS NEW ADDITIONS TO
STADIUM FOR 2023 SEASON INCLUDING NEW LIGHTS TO ENHANCE FAN EXPERIENCE
LOS ANGELES, CA—The Los Angeles Dodgers recently announced the new additions to Dodger Stadium that will debut next week during Opening Day presented by Bank of America on Thursday, March 30.
Dodger Stadium, the third oldest park in Major League Baseball, having opened in 1962, continues to sparkle and shine in appearance as well as in new amenities and experiences for the greatest and most loyal fans in baseball. The 2023 season will feature many exciting additions, most notably the addition of new state-of-the-art lights. Additionally, there will be another uniform retirement as legendary left-handed pitcher and Dodger Spanish broadcaster Fernando Valenzuela will have his number 34 retired in August.
This offseason, the Dodgers replaced all Field Lights with LED Lights. Not only are the LED lights more energy efficient, but they also have color-changing abilities, enhancing the fan experience by utilizing the lights more creatively for on-field celebrations, concerts, etc.
The system’s 600 fixtures are part of a unique complete system design, which delivers superior performance and reliability along with a number of key benefits:
*Better Visibility for Players and Fans: Light levels in the infield and outfield maintained to create a better visibility experience for players and fans.
*Reduced Energy Consumption and Environmental Impact: Energy consumption is reduced by 50 percent compared to the prior HID lighting.
*Improved Broadcast Quality: Superior light quality meets MLB standards and enhances HD broadcasts.
*Enhanced Stadium Entertainment Experience: Advanced special effects and color-changing technology for custom-designed light shows.
*Minimized Glare and Spill Light: Patented fixture visoring minimizes glare and spill from affecting anyone in or around the stadium. The new lighting was installed over the course of two months, with the previous HID fixtures — which were installed in 2008 — removed and parts recycled. Dodger Stadium now joins more than a dozen MLB stadiums that feature customized LED technology, including other similarly iconic venues such as Wrigley Field and Fenway Park.
The Centerfield Plaza, Dodger Stadium’s “front door” continues to be the hub to added circulation around Dodger Stadium for all fans.
Some of the new area’s fans will be able to enjoy in 2023 include:
*New furniture and seating in the Stadium Club and a new 19 ½’ Stadium Club LED Board and sound system have been installed in the Stadium Club. Larger TVs, including a 100” TV, have also been added to the Stadium Club for enhanced game viewing experiences. Displays have also been added in parts of the Stadium Club, giving the Club a refreshed look and feel to go along with the new technology.
*Vin Scully Ring Display – The newest addition to the hallway behind the Vin Scully Press Box is a display case featuring a collection of some of Vin Scully’s most significant awards. The collection includes:
*1955 World Series Ring
*1963 World Series Ring
*1980 All-Star Game Ring
*1981 World Series Ring
*1988 World Series Ring
*2020 World Series Ring (on loan from the Scully family)
*(2) Emmy Awards (on loan from the Scully family)
*2016 Medal of Freedom (on loan from the Scully family)
*Gil Hodges’ Retired Number has been added to the Bank of America Retired Numbers Plaza at the Top of the Park
Chef Ryan Evans has added several new culinary delights to his lengthy menu for fans this season as well as some new signage to the stands. The list of new items includes:
*LA Cheesesteak (Stand 208-field)
-Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich/Amoroso roll, Cheese Whiz, sautéed beef
-Wild Mushroom Philly Sandwich/Amoroso roll, mushroom blend, provolone cheese
-Philly Chicken Sandwich/Amoroso roll, sautéed chicken, Kraft mayo, provolone cheese
*Dunkin (Stand 246-field) & Trolley Treats (Stand 702-reserved)
-Fried Cheesecake on a stick/NY Style Cheesecake hand dipped in tempura batter, topped with powdered sugar raspberry sauce
*Flamin’ Hot Corner (Stand 247-field)
-Hot link Corn Dog/Chipotle sausage hand dipped in corn batter, cheese sauce, hot Cheeto dust
*LA Grille (Stand 245-field)
-Mediterranean Chicken Bowl/Marinated chicken, basmati rice, diced tomatoes, cucumber salad, hummus, tzatziki, shredded red cabbage salad
-Mediterranean Falafel Bowl/Falafel, basmati rice, diced tomatoes, cucumber salad, hummus, tzatziki, shredded red cabbage salad
-Greek Fries/Crinkle cut fries, gyro meat, feta cream sauce, tomatoes, Kalamata olives, sliced red onions, pepperoncini, feta cheese
*Think Blue BBQ (Stand 251-field)
-New BBQ platter/½ rack smoked pork ribs, smoked half chicken, smoked brisket, mac and cheese cornbread, fresh corn, baked beans
*Taqueria (Stand 360-centerfield)
Potato taquitos/6” tortilla, mashed potatoes, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, charred jalapeño aioli, queso fresco
*Dodger Deli (Stand 437-loge)
Chicken Pesto Panini/Sourdough bread, sliced marinated chicken, herb aioli, sliced tomatoes, Swiss cheese
*Fan Fare (Stand 731-reserved)
Chicken Sandwich/Grilled chicken, leaf lettuce, sliced tomatoes, Swiss cheese, garlic aioli, potato bun
Dodger fans have always been loyal to the team as the Dodgers have led MLB in home attendance the last nine seasons. The Dodgers will be introducing Dodger Rewards presented by Mastercard, the official fan loyalty program of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
By signing up for Dodger Rewards, fans can earn points for the actions you are already doing, get access to Dodger Pay, and Dodger Rewards exclusive sweepstakes including the chance to win tickets, memorabilia and much more! For details, visit the Dodger page of the MLB Ballpark App and select Dodger Rewards! www.dodgers.com/rewards
Opening Day at Chavez Ravine will see a further expansion of our merchandising collaborations. In recent years we have collaborated with; Undefeated, Union Los Angeles, Born X Raised and Bricks and Wood to name a few. This time out, it is a collaboration with the legendary Los Angeles-based tattoo artist and creative Mister Cartoon. Together we will release the exciting, reimagined Los Angeles Dodgers player T-shirt series. The series will begin on Opening Day, featuring three players — Mookie Betts, Julio Urías and Freddie Freeman.
The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) is excited to continue the 50/50 Raffle at every home game with increased buying opportunities, new kiosks and added sellers. The 50/50 Raffle will also feature dynamic pricing for Opening Day and premiere matchups. Additionally, LADF’s Homebase in Centerfield Plaza will have “Buy It Now” autographed memorabilia and will debut new LADF branded merchandise including jackets, sweaters, and bobbleheads.