You can watch a Dodgers playoff game at Dodger Stadium next week! Well, not exactly what I mean, but as close as you can possibly get.
On Friday, the Dodgers announced that they will host drive-in viewing parties for the National League Championship Series. The series begins Monday versus the Atlanta Braves at 5 p.m. PT in Arlington, Texas.
Tickets will be available at Dodgers.com/DriveIn. The cost for one car is $75. Tickets must be purchased in advance, as there will be no on-site sales available.
“We have the best fans in baseball, and the support of Dodger fans has meant so much to us this year,” said Dodger manager Dave Roberts. “We wish we could be playing in front of 56,000 fans at Dodger Stadium Monday, but we’re excited that the Dodgers have created a safe way for the community to come together and hopefully cheer us on to the World Series.”
Viewing will take place on 60-foot screens in Dodger Stadium Parking Lots 2/3, with audio broadcast through an FM transmitter (radio). Concessions will not be available, and fans are encouraged to bring their own food and beverages, though alcohol is strictly prohibited. Parking gates will open for the Dodger Stadium Drive-In one hour prior to game time each day.
The Dodgers Postseason Drive-In will be operated in accordance with LA County’s Reopening Protocol for Drive-In Movie Theaters. No outdoor seating is permitted, as fans can enjoy the game from the comfort and safety of their vehicles. Social distancing and mandatory face coverings will be enforced should fans need to access restrooms, which will be sanitized regularly. Dodger Stadium will not be accessible. A full list of safety measures and security protocols can be found at Dodgers.com/DriveIn.
- Dodgers heavy favorites against Braves and updated World Series odds, per SportsBetting.com.
Atlanta Braves +160 (8-5)
Los Angeles Dodgers -200 (1-2)
- Dodgers President Andrew Friedman was a guest on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Sports Radio channel with host Patrick Meagher. He was asked about the potential chance of playing them and how they’ve handled themselves this season. Here was his response.
“Yeah, I mean, I think our focus obviously is on our own business and what we’re doing, and we’ll kind of hopefully get to a point where we get to worry about who the American League opponent is. Um, you know, it’s something, from my standpoint that obviously I’m very, you know, personally vested in what happened. And, you know, I’ve tried hard to just kind of put it out of my head in that there’s zero upside in focusing on it. If there was something I could do that would change it or have some kind of positive outcome, I would. I can’t. And so I won’t do that. But I think them playing the victim’s complex card is a little interesting to me. Like, I get that, you know, it’s been a difficult year for them, but to play the victim card, I think has been, you know, a curious strategy.”