It’s been a very long time since Dodgers fans packed every seat in the stadium to take in a game. In fact, the last time it happened was in Game 5 of the National League Division Series against the Nationals. We all know how unfortunately that ended for Los Angeles.
But Tuesday night will be very special for Dodgers fans. As California reopens and lifts the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dodger Stadium will also lift its restrictions. That means that by first pitch, the stands will be packed with blue for the first time in almost 2 years.
And the fans aren’t the only ones anxiously awaiting the chance to pack out Chavez Ravine. Dodgers players and coaches have talked about this day for the last few weeks, and they can’t wait to see you all there. Gavin Lux talked about it on Monday before the win against Philadelphia.
I remember 2019 looking straight up and thinking, ‘Wow, there’s a lot of people here. t’s going to be fun. When this place is packed like that, it’s definitely a special place to play. The fans get so loud and the stadium is massive. When it’s full, it’s special. I think everybody in our clubhouse is super excited to get back to that.
The Dodgers are officially calling it “Reopening Day” and have a full schedule of events to welcome fans back. For some players, it will be the first time that they get the chance to play in front of a full house a the Ravine. You can only imagine the thunderous applause that will rain down when Mookie Betts and Albert Pujols are introduced.
There are few places in the world better to be than at Dodger Stadium taking in a ballgame. In fact, I would argue that there is no better place on earth. Dodgers baseball has been back for a while, but WE are back, everyone. Welcome home, we missed you.