After a 13-12 loss Sunday night, the Dodgers are moving on to the sixth game in the championship series against the Astros. The Astros are currently leading the series 3-2.
It’s been almost three decades since the Dodgers last reached the World Series and tickets to the home games at Dodger Stadium are costing people more than $1,000 on resale sites like StubHub.
So if you’re one of the lucky few that gets to go to Game 6 Wednesday night, what do you need to know? We’ve got you covered.When they're playing | Where they're playing | How to get there | What to bring (and not to bring) | Food and drink | Getting back in
When are the Dodgers playing in L.A.?
The team will play on their home field at Dodger Stadium on:
- Tuesday, Oct. 31* at 5:20 p.m.
- Wednesday, Nov. 1* at 5:20 p.m.
The starred games will only be played if necessary. Their first two hometown games were on Oct. 24 and 25. The other games — On Oct. 27, 28 and 29 — were held at Minute Maid Park in Houston.
Where is Dodger Stadium?
The stadium is located at 1000 Vin Scully Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
How can I get there?
If you’re planning to drive, general admission parking for the World Series is $30 and preferred parking is $70. You can buy parking online here or pay at the gate (though it may be sold out day-of). See a map of all parking areas here.
You can also park at Union Station for $8 and take the Dodger Stadium Express bus from Union station. More on that below.
By Metro or bus
Fans coming by Metro can take the Gold Line to the Chinatown stop and walk ¾-mile to the stadium, or get off at Union Station and take the Dodger Stadium Express bus.
The Express bus is free for ticket holders and runs every ten minutes, beginning 90 minutes before game time. Dave Sotero, a spokesman for Metro, told KPCC Tuesday that larger buses will be added to the express route during the World Series to accommodate more passengers. Board the bus near the taxi area at Union Station West. Return service begins 45 minutes after the final out.
There is also an Express bus that leaves from South Bay stations Slauson, Manchester, Harbor Freeway, Rosecrans and Harbor Gateway Transit Center. This bus runs every 20 minutes beginning two hours before game time. Return service begins after the end of the 7th inning and ends 45 minutes after the final out.
The closest MTA buses to Dodger Stadium are the No. 2 and the No. 4. You can catch these buses from Santa Monica, the Pacific Coast Highway and downtown LA, or from the Red Line station in Hollywood. Get off near Vin Scully Avenue and Sunset Boulevard for the closest walk to the stadium. Sotero said there will be a dedicated bus lane on Sunset to help speed up fans' trip to the game.
Those taking Uber to the game are allowed to enter through any gate, and other car services are allowed to enter at Sunset Gate A for drop off in Lot 11. There is also a taxi loading and unloading zone at the outer edge of Lot G.
Seven bike racks are also available. You can locate them using this map.
What can I bring into the stadium? What can’t I bring?
What you can bring
- Backpacks, bags and purses, but they must be smaller than 16 in. x 16 in. x 8 in. That includes diaper bags and other kinds of totes
- Outside food, as long as it’s not in bottles, cans, coolers or thermoses
- One factory-sealed plastic non-alcoholic bottle per person that is one liter or less in size
- Cameras for personal use only with lenses less than or equal to 6 in.
- Soft-sided coolers under 16 in. x 16 in. x 8 in.
- Cell phones, tablets, hand-held radios and televisions
What you can't
- Banners, signs or flags
- Professional photo equipment, including tripods, telephoto lenses and more
- Hard-sided coolers, coolers over 16 in. x 16 in. x 8 in. and coolers containing ice
- Noisemakers such as air horns, whistles, bells
- Glass bottles and cans
- Beach balls and inflatables
- Laser pointers
- Fireworks and firecrackers
- Boom boxes
- Musical instruments
What will there be to eat and drink?
Food and drinks, including alcohol, will be available to buy from the time stadium gates open through the 7th inning.
The stadium offers a wide variety of food options, from classic ballpark fare to poke bowls and everything in between.
Dodgers Executive Chef Ryan Evans told KPCC's Take Two that a special World Series menu will be served up at the stadium beginning on Tuesday. Al pastor fries and a blue-hued doughnut sundae are just a few of the new items on offer.
If I leave the stadium, can I go back in?
Nope, re-entry is not allowed at Dodger Stadium.
This story has been updated to reflect the start time of each game: The games begin at 5 p.m. local time.