The Los Angeles Dodgers Major League Baseball team will host drive-in viewing parties at Dodger Stadium for the National League Championship Series, which gets underway today (Monday) at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.
The Dodgers face the Atlanta Braves in the series, with the winner to progress to the World Series. The World Series will also be held at Globe Life Field, the new home of the Texas Rangers.
Dodgers fans will be able to watch the series on 60-foot screens in Dodger Stadium parking lots, with admission priced at $75 per car. Audio will be broadcast through an FM radio transmitter and tickets must be purchased in advance, with no on-site sales available.
Concessions will not be available and fans have been encouraged to bring their own food and beverages, although no alcohol will be allowed. In line with LA County’s reopening protocol for drive-in movie theatres, no outdoor seating will be permitted, with fans instead able to watch the game from their own vehicles.
Social distancing and mandatory face coverings will be enforced if fans need to use toilet facilities, which will be sanitised regularly.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said: “We have the best fans in baseball, and the support of Dodger fans has meant so much to us this year. We wish we could be playing in front of 56,000 fans at Dodger Stadium Monday, but we’re excited that the Dodgers have created a safe way for the community to come together and hopefully cheer us on to the World Series.”
Major League Baseball recently confirmed that a limited number of fans would be able to attend the National League Championship Series and World Series at Globe Life Field. Around 11,500 tickets have been made available for each game, with today’s clash between the Dodgers and the Braves to mark the first fixture of the 2020 season with fans in attendance.
The winners of the Dodgers-Braves series will play either the Tampa Bay Rays or the Houston Astros, whose best-of-seven series got underway yesterday at Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres. No fans will be in attendance for the Rays-Astros series.
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