UPDATE 8/19: So we're just days from the outing, and since the post below on 8/5, a few things have changed.
#1, the ballpark mask policy. PLEASE READ THIS and show up prepared.
#2, the bag policy. PLEASE READ THIS
#3, we tried tirelessly to figure out a post-game party, and due to the rising Covid rates in LA County, a lot of restrictions are back in place. We simply couldn't lock up a spot that could either hold our groups size, or was close enough to the ballpark/hotel to make sense.
So what are we going to do after? Unfortunately, that'll have to be up to you. Since we have hundreds of rooms at the Sheraton, we think the best idea would be to head back that way. Freshen up, and hit some of the local spots. If you Google it, there are a few in the general walking distance of the Sheraton, but none large enough to fit all of us. To be honest, it might even just be fun to hold it down at the hotel bar.
This will for sure be nothing like any of our other outings, but let's make the best of it.
POST FROM 8/5: We got word last night of an important change with our outing on August 21st in LA. The game was originally scheduled as a 7:10 local time start, but it was flexed to be nationally broadcasted and will now be a 1:05 first pitch.
We could be wrong, but this might now be the first ever road 1pm start (besides DC, but that's a day trip) for The 7 Line Army. Since Dodger Stadium is the last NL ballpark to check off our list, it's surely going to be a unique one.
So what does this mean for the pre-game? Well, unfortunately there isn't going to be one. To he honest, we were having a tremendously hard time locking up anything great anyway. Definitely wouldn't have been anything close to what we're used to. There is ZERO to do within walking distance of the ball park, and the Dodgers don't allow tailgating. We did have a few spots interested in having us, but we would have had to coordinate hundreds of us to hop in ubers, cabs, trains, or public buses at the same time when we were ready leave. With LA traffic and the distance to the park, we'd be scrambling hard just to get to the game in time.
Since we have hundreds of rooms booked at the Sheraton Downtown, the best plan now would be to have breakfast, and then make your way to the ballpark. Get in early for a change, check the place out, and grab food/drinks to be to our seats in time for the National Anthem and first pitch.
Another first for us, the tickets will be digital to this game. The e-mail address that you purchased your package with will have access to the tickets. If that's the e-mail connected to your ballpark app, the tickets will go in there. The t-shirt and game patch will ship in the next few days. Keep an eye out for your tracking number to be e-mailed to you once it goes out.
If you can't make the game, or you missed out on buying tickets, we'd direct you to our FREE FORUM. Try posting here.
Any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out. LGM!