|Above, a good crowd was on hand at Dodger Stadium tonight|
for the 7th inning stretch. Photo by Armand Vaquer.
For the first time since 1994, I attended a Los Angeles Dodgers game at Dodger Stadium.
It was interesting to see the changes in the old stadium (it first opened in 1962).
I liked the new scoreboards and the giant video screens. But, I didn't like all the advertising signs. It seemed like every square foot was taken up with lighted signage. I think it distracts from the game and makes the stadium too busy in appearance.
|Above, a view of center and right fields. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
We had seats in the blue (reserved) level. Back in the old days (up to the 1990s), tickets cost $6.00 per seat. Today, those same seats cost $48.00. Dodger Dogs cost around $5.00 now. There's no more Carnation frozen malts. They have some other brand (and smaller) now for $5.25. I guess they have to pay for those multi-million-dollar players somehow!
How are families able to take in a baseball game without having to get a second mortgage? It now costs $240.00 for a family of five. It is sad to see this.
Still, it was fun going (the Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 2 to 1).