Besides the normal heavy traffic in the area, the stadium is basically all enclosed, which means the only place you can park is in the stadium itself. Most other stadiums you can park in other places and walk, but here you only have one option and the line to get in is only three lanes and is so packed, once you pay, it automatically widens to like six lanes and then you have total pandemonium. Once you find a parking spot—and it seemed like it took hours to find an empty one—it can only be described as the worst parking lot set-up I have ever seem.
Then when you begin to head to your seats, you better go directly to your seat. The way the stadium is set up, you can only get on the level that your seats are for. The stadium is not set up to walk around and see different parts of the park. If you are a huge baseball fan and enjoy visiting stadiums, this is a major disadvantage. My husband likes to walk around and see what all the stadium has to offer, and check out other views from a different seat. Here you pretty much just have to stay where your tickets are. This stadium was very difficult to get around and it was a very unpleasant park. The seats were very close together; you could hardly move or breath without hitting the person next to you. The walk to the stadium was long, probably since you have to park miles and miles away and you have to climb several staircases to get to the level that your seats are on (especially if they are up high).
The staff was also very unfriendly. They were not willing to work with you on anything. One guy was going to let my husband bring in his camera bag because it was not too big and then another guy would not. They offered him a plastic bag to put it in and keep it in a locker. My husband has some very expensive camera equipment, and if you can guess, putting it in a plastic bag in a locker is not really an option. After talking to a few security guys, they let him through and sent us to our seats. My husband and I travel to many ballparks every year, and this has ranked the worst so far.
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January 23, 2006
From journal Dodgers Baseball
by Emily Marie
Bronx, New York
July 13, 2004
In each pavilion, there was one counter at which people could buy publications and t-shirts. There was also two food stands, each was fairly speedy, as they were large. They both had mostly the same stuff: 'Dogs, nachos and non-alcoholic beverages. Each had its specialty, with one having Subways and salads and the other featuring pizza, but these items were poorly advertised.
The pavilions are non-alcoholic sections, in hopes that this will calm any possible rowdy fans. It seemed to work, as there were no real incidents, but one can also question if that was due to the sobriety of the fans.
I wish I could report on the main seating areas, as I'm sure there's much more to discuss. Here there is little to report on. However, this stadium focused more on the sport than on other events in the park than the nearby Angels Stadium. As a fan, this place was a better destination, although if you are looking for bang for your buck, Angels Stadium offers more to patrons, as bleacher patrons can go throughout the whole stadium.
From journal Los Angeles Metro Region