Sunday, March 30, 2008

The Dodgers Play at the Coliseum

A lot of people drove, we didn't. We took the 754 down Vermont and were hassle free and we didn't have to pay $50 for parking. So we saved that money for outrageously priced food and drink, but it still was worth it.

Overall, it was just remarkable to be in such a historic venue celebrating a team and a city that has changed so much in 50 years. The last time I was at a sporting event in the Coliseum was the 1984 Olympics. Before that, Rams football...

This event, if nothing else, proves to the country that the Coliseum is still a viable venue for professional sports and that a football team can easily play here. Sure there aren't enough or any luxury boxes, but the Coliseum is the people's arena and people will come. Moreover, for those who bitch about lack of parking, the expo line is coming soon and will be able to drop you off right in front of the majesty of the Coliseum, instantly making it one of the most accessible arenas in the country.

An awesome experience...Let's hope they do this every year.

More pics here.


Militant Angeleno said...

The Militant sat directly across the Coliseum from you, behind the 3rd base side. Crazy event, huh? The Coliseum was cool though a little archaic compared to the Stadium.

Miles said...

I loved every moment of it. My family has had season tickets since the team came 50 years ago. On Friday, my father shared what it was like to see games at the Coliseum in the '50s. From his stories, it doesn't sound like much has changed.

And, MA, it is thanks to your posts that I got off my ass and got tickets. I had almost forgotten about the game and got them last weekend.

Militant Angeleno said...

Miles: No prob. Anything to help out a fellow militant Dodger fan!

And to think, James Loney is the only post-1961 Dodger to have ever hit a Moon Shot at the Coliseum...makes for a great trivia question.