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Vin Scully Appreciation Day set for September 23

Vin Scully on Opening Day at San Diego on April 4. (Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers)

Vin Scully on Opening Day at San Diego on April 4. (Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers)

The final Friday home game of the regular season, September 23 against Colorado, will be Vin Scully Appreciation Day, the team announced today, honoring the legendary broadcaster in his final season.

Individual seats for the game that night are not yet on sale, though you can get tickets for it now via a special 11-game mini plan at Any game after Opening Day is eligible for the 11-game plan.

— Jon Weisman

Youth baseball and softball parade days coming to Dodger Stadium


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Hispanic Heritage Night on September 24 features Valenzuela T-shirt


With Fernando Valenzuela throwing out the first pitch at today’s World Baseball Classic qualifier game in Mexicali, here’s another Valenzuela-related item to share.

September 24 at Dodger Stadium will be Hispanic Heritage Night, when the Dodgers celebrate the legacy of Latino Dodgers past and present as part of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Visit to get a package* that includes your ticket to the game and an exclusive Los Dodgers/Valenzuela Hispanic Heritage Night t-shirt. Arrive early to enjoy La Gran Fiesta, the culmination of the season-long series of family-friendly events celebrating Latino culture in Los Angeles.

To purchase group tickets of 20 or more, please contact group sales at (866) DODGERS or

*This special event package must be purchased from this link to obtain item. Third-party purchases will not be eligible for the t-shirt. This is not a stadium-wide giveaway.

Retired Number Pin Series ready to roll for Dodger fans



The Retired Number Pin Series (presented by 76) runs through 10 games at Dodger Stadium this year, beginning May 9 with No. 1, Pee Wee Reese.

A 21-game Dodger mini plan guarantees you tickets for all 10 Retired Number dates and 10 bobblehead dates — plus Opening Day. Visit for more information.

— Jon Weisman

Get tickets for Replica Stadium, Fleece Blanket games with a Mini Plan

5.14.16 Replica Stadium presented by Farmer John

4.27.16 Fleece Blanket presented by LGThe Dodgers have unveiled two more 2016 promotions: the Fleece Blanket (presented by LG) for April 27 against the Marlins, and the Replica Stadium (presented by Farmer John) for May 14 against the Cardinals.

The best way to guarantee your seats to these games is through a 30-game flex plan. Alternatively, the 21-game Collectors Plan includes Opening Day, 10 bobblehead games and 10 Retired Number pins.

Visit for more information.

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Chia whiz: An early look at 2016 Dodger promotions

Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

By Jon Weisman

If a Justin Turner Chia Pet and a Vin Scully T-shirt don’t sound like two of the greatest promotions ever, I might be speaking to the wrong crowd.

But for the right-thinking people among you, this April 30 giveaway is one of many highlights of the Dodgers’ 2016 preliminary promotion schedule.

New giveaways for next year also include a neck pillow, license plate frame, Father’s Day Dodger boxers, kids’ locker nameplate and socks.

New manager Dave Roberts, Don Newcombe, Dusty Baker and Clayton Kershaw will be among 2016’s 10 bobbleheads, along with one saluting 1981 World Series tri-Most Valuable Players Ron Cey, Pedro Guerrero and Steve Yeager.

In addition, the 10-date Collectors Pin Series will spotlight on the Dodgers’ 10 retired numbers, and Magic Johnson takes over for Tommy Lasorda as this year’s giveaway gnome.

The Dodgers are also announcing two new mini-plan options for 2016 with tickets starting at $19 per game. A preset 21-game Collectors Plan offers Opening Day, all 10 bobblehead giveaways, all 10 retired number collectible pins and Jackie Robinson Day. A 30-game Flex Plan allows for any 2016 home game, including Opening Day. All mini plans are on sale now at

Below, you can see an informal list of planned 2016 promotions. Please note that:

  • Giveaways are limited to 40,000 units per game, unless otherwise noted.
  • Kids giveaways are for the first 15,000 ticketed kids 14 & under in attendance.
  • Only one giveaway item per person will be given to the bearer of the ticket upon entering the stadium.
  • Schedule is subject to change without notice.

Promotions part 1

Promotions part 2

In case you missed it: Vin Scully’s bobblehead says hi

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By Jon Weisman

My wife has been perpetually perplexed that to her ears, I pronounce the word “ketchup” as if it were “catchup.” So with that in mind, let’s ketchup on some Dodger news …

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Dodgers open Kosher food stand tonight, Jewish Community Night coming August 30

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Beginning tonight, the Dodgers are opening a Kosher stand that will begin service by offering three types of Kosher hot dogs.

Located at the grill adjacent to Tommy Lasorda’s Trattoria in the right-field plaza, the stand will offer a Kosher Dog and a Jalapeno Kosher Dog for $9 each and a Kosher Italian Sausage for $10.

The stand will be open at Dodger home games except Friday and Saturdays and Jewish holidays. Additional food items will be added in the future.

In addition, the Dodgers will celebrate their 16th annual Jewish Community Night on August 30 when they host the Chicago Cubs at 5:08 p.m.

The Dodgers are offering a special ticket package, which includes a voucher for a Dodgers-in-Hebrew T-shirt and a ticket to the game in the Reserve MVP or Preferred Reserve sections. An additional Kosher food stand will be available in the Left Field Reserve section. In addition, the first 40,000 fans in attendance August 30 will also receive Dodger headphones.

A limited number of tickets for Jewish Community Day are still available and can be purchased at In order to receive the commemorative item, fans must purchase the ticket package through the website. The commemorative item is available while supplies last. Anyone interested in groups of 20 or more should call (323) 224-2642.

August 2 game offer: $15 off selected seats, thanks to Joc Pederson

By advancing to the Home Run Derby final, Joc Pederson gave Dodger fans a $15 discount on selected seats for the Dodgers’ August 2 game against the Angels.

The August 2 game is also Cap Day, when the first 40,000 fans in attendance will receive a cap presented by Security Benefit.

The sale will run through 5 p.m. Wednesday or while supplies last. Visit for more information.

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Home Run Derbier Joc Pederson brings ticket discount for August 2 game against Angels


To celebrate Joc Pederson in the Home Run Derby, the Dodgers are offering $5 — and maybe more — off select seats for the Dodgers-Angels game on August 2.

For every round that Pederson advances in Monday’s Home Run Derby, fans can claim an additional $5 off, for a maximum of $20 off on selected tickets in the right-field pavilion, infield reserve, reserve MVP and executive club level.

The August 2 game is also Cap Day, when the first 40,000 fans in attendance will receive a cap presented by Security Benefit.

The sale goes live at 8 p.m. Monday, following the Derby, and will run through 5 p.m. Wednesday or while supplies last.

Visit for more information.

— Jon Weisman

HRD bracket

Jewish Community Day at Dodger Stadium: August 30


Among the many special events and theme games this season at Dodger Stadium is Jewish Community Day on August 30, when the Dodgers play the Cubs. In addition to the Dodger headphones giveaway that day for the first 40,000 fans in attendance, those who purchase special tickets for Jewish Community Day will also receive a commemorative Dodgers in Hebrew T-shirt.

Visit for details. You must purchase through this link to receive the T-shirt.

— Jon Weisman

Fireworks upon fireworks July 3-4 at Dodger Stadium

Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

Dodgers at Diamondbacks, 6:40 p.m.
Joc Pederson, CF
Howie Kendrick, 2B
Justin Turner, 3B
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
Yasiel Puig, RF
Andre Ethier, RF
Yasmani Grandal, C
Jimmy Rollins, SS
Carlos Frias, P

By Jon Weisman

In addition to the usual Friday Night Fireworks that will kick off the Dodgers’ next homestand, Dodger Stadium will host a special 4th of July Fireworks show Saturday.

So as if you needed another reason to attend, with Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke taking the mound for those two games, there you go.

Saturday’s fireworks show will begin at approximately 8:45 p.m. and is presented by Cirque du Solieil (which will bring its upcoming touring show, “KURIOS — Cabinet of Curiosities” to Dodger Stadium on December 10).

With the Dodgers’ game against the Mets on Saturday beginning at 4:15 p.m., there will be a musical program featuring the USO Show Troupe between the end of the game and the start of the fireworks.

The series with the Mets concludes Sunday with a double dose of pregame activity: Photo Day, when fans can take photos of their favorite Dodgers on the field prior to the game, and Viva Los Dodgers (presented by State Farm and Time Warner Cable), located at the historic 76 station. Viva begins at 11 a.m. and will feature photos with Dodger broadcaster Fernando Valenzuela.

Clippers, Lakers and Kings ticket packages at Dodger Stadium — special ticket required

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kings_tshirt275x272The Dodgers have partnered with the Clippers, Lakers and Kings for three special nights at Dodger Stadium this summer.

Fans who purchase special tickets for Clippers Night (July 28, when the Dodgers host Oakland at 7:10 p.m.), Lakers Night (August 11 vs. Washington) and Kings Night (August 12 vs. Washington) will receive limited-edition, co-branded T-shirts.

The Dodgers-Clippers co-branded shirts includes the Clippers’ new logo unveiled this week.

Players from each teams will be in attendance for pregame ceremonies, along with the Laker Girls on Lakers Night. In addition, the Lakers’ 1988 NBA Larry O’Brien championship trophy will be on site, commemorating the year both the Lakers and Dodgers brought championships to L.A.

To receive the shirts, you must purchase special tickets for the respective nights at, and These are not stadium-wide giveaways.

The Dodgers offer special ticket packages throughout the season, all of which can be accessed by visiting

Video: Beach Bag giveaway June 17 (doing the wave is optional)

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From the team that put the Sand in Sandy Koufax and the Beach in Brandon Beachy: Dodgers Beach Bag Night opens the next homestand at Dodger Stadium on June 17.

— Jon Weisman

Juan Uribe Bobblehead Night still set for July 11

LAD 2015 Juan Uribe BobbleheadBy Jon Weisman

Though Juan Uribe has officially been traded by the Dodgers, his bobblehead lives on.

“We are proceeding with our Juan Uribe Bobblehead promotion on July 11,” Dodger executive vice president and chief marketing officer Lon Rosen said.

“The Dodgers have a long tradition of recognizing players who have made great contributions to the organization. Juan Uribe will hold a special place in Dodgers history for always being a fan favorite and a consummate professional.  There was no better teammate to have than Juan Uribe.”

The Dodgers host the Brewers on July 11, while Uribe’s Atlanta Braves will be at Colorado. The bobblehead is presented by Farmer John.

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