(East Los Angeles, CA)[From The Editor’s Desk]: For openers, here is the story of the the longest homestand of the Dodgers season thus far, for your convenient bookmarking. It is the one that millions of Dodger and Fernando Valenzuela fans have been waiting for during all of these so many years that have passed us by. Check on ticket availability now to secure a place in our Dodgers history. It begins today, 8/11. Keep this handy so whenever you have the thought of making it out to a game and come home with a great game-day souvenir that was connected to the promotion of the particular game you had in mind, you’ll always have a very memorable thought of making your decision.
DODGERS GEAR UP TO HOST LONGEST HOMESTAND OF THE SEASON AGAINST THE ROCKIES, BREWERS, & MARLINS
Los Angeles will retire Fernando Valenzuela’s iconic No. 34 on Friday with special ceremony
LOS ANGELES – The Dodgers will open their longest homestand of the year tomorrow as the team takes on the Colorado Rockies (Aug. 10 – 13), Milwaukee Brewers (Aug. 15 – 17), and Miami Marlins (Aug. 18 – 20) for a 10-game slate. Highlighted with six promotional giveaways, three heritage celebrations, and a number retirement ceremony for Fernando Valenzuela, there is something for all fans to enjoy. Tickets remain available for all games at Dodgers.com/Tickets.
The Colorado Rockies will face Los Angeles for the second time this season at Dodger Stadium starting on Thursday, as fans will receive a bobblehead of the 2022 Heisman Trophy winner, Caleb Williams. The four-game series will also include “Fernandomania” weekend, a three-day long celebration for the club’s iconic left-handed Cy Young Award winner, World Series champion, and current Spanish radio broadcaster, Fernando Valenzuela, presented by Yaamava’ Resort and Casino at San Manuel. His No. 34 will be retired with a special ceremony on Friday night, a Valenzuela bobblehead will be passed out on Saturday night, and a Valenzuela 1981 World Series Ring will be given out on Sunday, all presented by Yaamava’ Resort and Casino at San Manuel.
Mexican Heritage Night, presented by Advance Auto Parts, will off the three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers, and those who purchased a special ticket pack will receive a one-of-a-kind light blue and pink jersey as the Dodgers host Taco Tuesday around the park, sponsored by Delta Air Lines. Fans will receive a J.D. Martinez bobblehead, presented by Chef Merito, on Wednesday before the series wraps up on Thursday with Korean Heritage Night. Fans will take home a unique jersey with a special ticket pack purchase.
The final matchup of the homestand will feature a three-game weekend series against the Miami Marlins. Women’s Night returns for its second installment on Friday and fans who bought a ticket pack will receive a sherpa blanket as Friday Night Fireworks, by Blue Beetle, lights up the night sky after the game. The Dodgers will recognize another Los Angeles icon on Saturday night with a LeBron James bobblehead giveaway before concluding the 10-game homestand on Sunday by celebrating Native American Heritage Day, presented by San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. All fans in attendance will receive a Dodger cap as Kids Run the Bases will be held after the game’s conclusion.
As part of “Fernandomania” weekend, presented by Yaamava’ Resort and Casino at San Manuel, the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) will have special pricing for its 50/50 raffle to commemorate No. 34. Fans will have their normal pricing options of five tickets for $10, 20 for $20 and 300 for $100, but for this weekend only, fans will also have a 34 for $81 option. LADF has partnered with the Dodger spouses once again for a “Favorite Things Auction.” From August 15 – 22, fans can visit Dodgers.com/Auction to bid on a Dodger player’s favorite things and memorabilia. Net proceeds will support Para Los Niños’ efforts in fostering pathways to success through excellence in education, powerful families, and strong communities for children and youth to thrive.
Fans are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy a host of activities and pregame ceremonies throughout the homestand. A schedule and full list of promotions can be found below:
*Thursday, August 10, 7:10 p.m. vs. Colorado Rockies
Promotion: Caleb Williams bobblehead
Pre-game ceremonies will include presenting the 2022 Warren Spahn Award to Julio Urías.
Ceremonial First Pitch: Dayne Price, Caleb’s mom
Anthem: Heather Youmans
Centerfield Plaza will host DJ Million.
Military Hero of the Game, presented by IBEW & Pipe Trades: Ridge R. Scovil
*Friday, August 11, 7:10 p.m. vs. Colorado Rockies
Pre-game ceremonies will honor Fernando Valenzuela with a jersey number retirement ceremony, presented by Yaamava’ Resort and Casino at San Manuel, and will feature special guests as part of Fernandomania Weekend.
Anthem: Lupita Infante
Ceremonial First Pitch: Fernando Valenzuela
It’s Time For Dodger Baseball: Valenzuela family
Centerfield Plaza will host DJ Ray.
Military Hero of the Game, presented by IBEW & Pipe Trades: Juan Flores
Postgame: Drone Show presented by Yaamava’ Resort and Casino at San Manuel
*Saturday, August 12, 6:10 p.m. vs. Colorado Rockies
Promotion: Fernando Valenzuela bobblehead presented by Yaamava’ Resort and Casino at San Manuel
Pre-game ceremonies will recognize the Budweiser Folds of Honor.
Anthem: Madison Baez
Ceremonial First Pitch: Fernando Valenzuela’s grandkids
It’s Time For Dodger Baseball: Fernando Valenzuela’s grandkids
Top Deck: Backpack giveaway, presented by Jacoby & Meyers, for pre-selected Los Angeles Unified School District students during private event
Centerfield Plaza will host DJ Hects for a pre-game and post-game performance.
Military Hero of the Game, presented by IBEW & Pipe Trades: Stephanie Torres
*Sunday, August 13, 1:10 p.m. vs. Colorado Rockies
Promotion: Fernando Valenzuela 1981 World Series Ring, presented by Yaamava’ Resort and Casino at San Manuel
Anthem: Nam Jonez
It’s Time For Dodger Baseball: Deyra Barrera Y Mariachi Corazon
Centerfield Plaza will host the Viva Los Dodgers festival and hold an interview with Fernando Valenzuela. Deyra Barrera Y Mariachi Corazon will also be featured.
Military Hero of the Game, presented by IBEW & Pipe Trades: Daniel Rochin
Postgame: Kids Run the Bases, and kids who participate will receive a back-to-school backpack, courtesy of Jacoby & Meyers, on a first-come-first-served basis
*Tuesday, August 15, 7:10 p.m. vs. Milwaukee Brewers
Special ticket pack: Light blue and pink jersey for Mexican Heritage Night, presented by Advance Auto Parts
Pre-game ceremonies will host a performance by Esperanza Flores Folklorico Dance Group.
Ceremonial First Pitch: Eslabon Armado
Centerfield Plaza will host Taco Tuesday, sponsored by Delta Air Lines, and Flaco El Jandro.
*Wednesday, August 16, 7:10 p.m. vs. Milwaukee Brewers.Promotion: J.D. Martinez bobblehead, presented by Chef Merito
Pre-game ceremonies will include a recognition for LADF LA Reads and UCLA Health PAC
Anthem: Jeanette Jurado
Ceremonial First Pitch: Martinez family
It’s Time For Dodger Baseball: Martinez family
Centerfield Plaza will host DJ Gusto Funk.
*Thursday, August 17, 7:10 p.m. vs. Milwaukee BrewersSpecial Ticket Pack: Jersey for Korean Heritage NightPre-game ceremonies will include a performance by Jung Im Lee Korean Dance Academy.
Anthem: Justin Park
Ceremonial First Pitch: Anderson Paak
Military Hero of the Game, presented by IBEW & Pipe Trades: Seulki Noh
*Friday, August 18, 7:10 p.m. vs. Miami Marlins.Special Ticket Pack: Sherpa blanket for Women’s Night
Pre-game ceremonies will include a recognition for a women’s breast cancer survivor group and honor the Women’s Opportunity Network, the Dodgers’ business resource group
It’s Time For Dodger Baseball: Dodgers Front Office members
Centerfield Plaza will host DJ Kara.
Postgame: Friday Night Fireworks, sponsored by Blue Beetle
*Saturday, August 19, 6:10 p.m. vs. Miami Marlins
Promotion: LeBron James bobblehead
Pre-game ceremonies will recognize the Budweiser Folds of Honor.
Centerfield Plaza will host DJ Drewkinz for a pre-game and post-game performance.
*Sunday, August 20, 1:10 p.m. vs. Miami Marlins
Promotion: Dodger cap for Native American Heritage Day, presented by San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
Pre-game ceremonies will recognize the Budweiser Folds of Honor and include a drum and dance performance by the United American Indian Involvement Inc.Ceremonial First Pitch: March of Dimes and San Manuel Bands of Indians
Centerfield Plaza will host DJ Cutz.
Postgame: Kids Run the Bases