By Jon Weisman
Here are some tips and reminders for coming to Dodger Stadium in 2014 …
Remember: If you’re coming to Dodger Stadium on Friday or any game this season, you want to purchase your parking in advance. This plan was implemented to accelerate traffic flow into the ballpark.
- The Dodger Stadium transportation and parking web page can be found here.
- General parking is $10 online — same as last year, and available to all ticketholders — and $15 at the gate.
- Preferred parking is $35 in advance and $50 at the gate.
- To purchase parking in advance, find the game on the Dodger schedule by clicking this link.
- Then click on the T symbol for your game.
- You will then see the various parking options to choose.
- New for 2014: Purchase parking in advance for Lots 13 and 14 and pay only $8. Lots 13 and 14 are offsite on Stadium Way (between Elysian Park Avenue and the 110) and allow for easy entrance and exit. Note that there is an uphill walk to the stadium from these lots.
Arrival and departure
- Depending on which gate you enter, you will be directed to park in a specific parking lot and specific parking space.
- If you would like to park in a specific area of the Dodger Stadium parking lot (i.e. first-base side), it is suggested you plan ahead and enter via the appropriate gate.
- Sunset Gate A: Lots 1 and 2
- Stadium Way Gate B (general parking only): Lot 2
- Golden State Gate C: Lots 3 and 4
- Academy Gate D: Lots 5, 6, and 7
- Downtown Gate E: Lots 8, 10 and 11
- When leaving the game, you will be required to exit out of the same parking gate that you entered.
- You can get to all freeways from all parking gate exits.
Also: There is an ample amount of disabled parking spaces located in parking lots B, G, N, & P. Parking cashiers and attendants will direct those with a valid state-issued disabled parking permit and/or license plate to these areas. Locations are first-come, first-served. Once ADA stalls are filled, you will be directed to alternate locations. The Dodgers offer shuttle services to disabled fans; you’ll be assisted based on the call queue on a first-come, first-served basis.
Stadium Way Gate B
Stadium Way Gate B (formerly the Scott Avenue Gate) will be open in 2014.
- Access to the gate is only from Stadium Way and will not be permitted from directly through the Echo Park neighborhood from Scott Avenue, west of Stadium Way.
- The Dodgers will have two left turn lanes from Elysian Park Avenue, which will be directed to take a right turn onto Scott Avenue.
- This will assist in alleviating traffic along Sunset Blvd., which has backed up in the past.
- Neighborhood protection along Scott Avenue from Stadium Way to Glendale Blvd. will continue in addition to adding DOT officers.
Dodger Stadium Express
The Dodger Stadium Express, the shuttle service from Union Station in downtown Los Angeles to Dodger Stadium and back, returns for the fifth consecutive year. Fans are encouraged to use the many transportation alternatives that serve Union Station and that will connect them to the Dodger Stadium Express. For specific route and schedule information, fans can visit www.metro.net or call (323) GO METRO.
- The Dodger Stadium Express is free for ticketholders. Those without a ticket will pay regular one-way fare of $1.50.
- It uses a dedicated bus lane on Sunset Boulevard from Union Station to Elysian Park Avenue.
- Board the Dodger Express shuttle at the Patsaouras Bus Plaza adjacent to the east portal of Union Station.
- Service begins at 10 a.m. Opening Day and 90 minutes before typical games, and runs for 45 minutes after the game.
- Service will be provided every 10 minutes prior to the start of the game and run approximately every 30 minutes throughout the game.
- The Dodger Stadium Express will have two stops in 2014—behind the pavilions and a new stop at the Top Deck, Lot P.
- Parking at Union Station is $6.
- The Dodgers encourage use of MTA buses on Sunset Blvd. as well as using the Gold Line in Chinatown.
- The Dodgers also will have the No. 2 and No. 4 buses available from the Red Line station in Hollywood that will operate to the Dodger Stadium entrance.
- The Dodgers’ main entrance, Sunset Blvd. Gate A along Elysian Park Avenue, features a dedicated pedestrian entrance with new lighting in an effort to encourage fans to utilize parking lots 13 and 14 along Stadium Way and the No. 2 and 4 buses along Sunset Blvd.
- The Dodgers also will have dedicated pedestrian walkways and bicycle lanes (and additional bicycle racks) leading into the entrances formerly designed for autos only.