Dodger fans began arriving early this morning to claim prime picnic spots in Elysian Park hours before the 1:10 pm start of this season’s home opener between the Dodgers and Diamondbacks. Compared to years past, the scene was relatively mellow and the fans smaller in number along the Avenue of the Palms, a stretch of Stadium Way near Scott Avenue that has traditionally been ground-zero for the pre-game parties and picnics.
In fact, when reader Kevin Kuzma drove by early this morning, he was surprised to see more cops than fans in the area. Not surprisingly, the city has imposed parking restrictions, making access more difficult for fans, especially those lugging coolers, barbecues and chairs.
The park began filling up later in the morning with more fans and bands. We will be adding more photos during the day.
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