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Dodger Home Opener: Residents prepare for Dodger fans and traffic jams

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The first Dodger home game of the season is one of Echo Park’s biggest events of the year. Pre-game picnics and parties will jam Elysian Park and neighborhood watering holes will be filled with fans. The downside, of course, is the traffic, trash and occasional misbehaving fan. Officials at Council Districts 1 and 13, which represent the Echo Park area, have been working with city departments to make sure that tomorrow’s season opener, Tuesday, April 12 at 1:10 pm (Dodgers vs Diamondbacks), is enjoyable and safe for fans and locals:

  • LAPD reminds visiting fans that no parking will be allowed on Stadium Way (Avenue of the Palms) near Scott Avenue from 5 am to 5 pm
  • Street parking will be restricted to two hours between 8 am and 2 pm at the following locations: Portia Street; 1300-1500 block of Sutherland; 1300-1500 block of Quintero and 1400 block of MacBeth, according to Council District 13. The 2-hour limit is designed to keep early arriving fans from monopolizing street parking but does mean residents will have to move their vehicles as well.
  • The Department of Transportation will impose one-way access on Academy Road at Morton Avenue.
  • Council District 13 has asked for the LAPD to increase patrols on Sunset Boulevard.
  • The CD 13 Clean Team and volunteers with Trash Free Earth will help remove garbage and debris before and after the game in Elysian Park and surrounding residential areas.
  • Council District 1 is working with the Dodgers and city agencies to clean the area around the stadium and impose game-day parking restrictions.
  • Portable toilets and extra trash bins will be set up near Scott Avenue and Academy Road for the fans that party in the park before the game.

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26 comments

  1. Dodger Stadium Express is the best. Can’t beat a free rider to the stadium.

  2. Oh great, we are about to be invaded by all of those drunken idiots again! Ever since the city let Dodger Stadium reopen the Scott Street Gate, getting in an out of the neighborhood during games has been a nightmare. The other problem is the huge increase in graffiti and garbage that our neighborhood has to deal with after every game. The Dodgers should be forced to pay for all of the city services that are needed to clean up after these assholes.

    • Couldn’t agree more.

      • You moved by a stadium that was already there . What part of “maybe I shouldn’t move by a stadium that holds 56,000 people” don’t you understand .
        Every year it is the same argument , and every year there will be events , concerts , games etc.
        To live in such a great spot like Echo Park for over 40 years , I will take the “inconvenience” .
        Littering sucks though .

        • What part of “I respect other people and places and expect others will do the same?”

          • What part of “I respect other people and places and expect others will do the same” don’t you understand?

        • My complaint is with people’s actions, not the ball park. You people with your, “You moved near the ballpark…” nonsense are really getting boring.

          • Indenualimovednextyoastadium

            Annoying ? Um , it’s a FACT…… You moved in close proximity to a baseball stadium ! -FACT not fiction …duh !

    • And to aid the drunken idiots, local bars are having specials on alcoholic drinks. Wonderful, just what we need…encouragement for people to get drunk earlier, longer, and for less money, and then take their drunken selves through nearby neighborhoods and into the park or get in their cars and drive…freeway-close, how convenient.

    • Don’t blame the Dodgers! You can solely lay the blame on California politicians and Los Angeles politicians….. They have all allowed this state and city to go to hell….

      Vote Clinton and it will continue to spiral out of control

  3. Guess you shouldn’t have moved in right next to a stadium Hillster. Kinda didn’t see that coming when you moved in?

    Go GIANTS!!

  4. F the Giants, go back to the bay! Go Dodgers!!

    And yes, if you don’t like stadium traffic you probably shouldn’t live near a stadium.

  5. At least you guys won ONE game against up there. At least Puig didn’t strike out or get the final out in EVERY game.

    Go Giants.

  6. The Scott gate cannot possibly be to blame since almost no one uses it. People still think it’s closed. The real issue is police presence in the neighborhood and common human courtesy.

    • Thank you. I hope you are saying “more” police presence is needed in the neighborhoods. The other issue is Lack of common human courtesy which then requires the increased police presence.

    • The Scott Avenue entrance is great. I just pass all the cars lined up to get in at Academy Road and drive right in. Traffic in the neighborhood before and after games has always been bad. The opening of that extra gate merely relieved some of that pressure.

  7. Giants have Mullets

    You know your site has made it when Giant fan starts trolling your site.

  8. The city should just place port-o-potties in front of those million dollar homes up near the park. There, piss problem solved:)

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