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Dodger Stadium – Impressive Even to Our Private Tour Guests Who Aren’t Baseball Fans
Those of us who do appreciate America’s National Pastime think of Dodger Stadium as the home of Vin Scully and lots of incredible baseball history. There are Dodgers games and players we were fortunate enough to see in person and those we read about or saw for the first time in a documentary film. Everyone knows that the team began back in New York, in Brooklyn, as the Trolley Dodgers way back in the earliest days of professional baseball. We are talking the late 1800s. But as the nation grew and the baseball market expanded there was an opportunity for the team to move to the west coast in 1958 and the Los Angeles Dodgers were born. This gorgeous stadium was built in Chavez Ravine, just north of downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) and right off the Pasadena Freeway. Cozily nestled in this verdant valley, the freeway and the Arroyo Seco on one side and Elysium Fields and the Los Angeles Police Department Academy on the other, the view afforded to the comfortable crowd is quite special. We can fly over the field before the crowds arrive so that our Los Angeles private tour guests can look down from our hovering helicopter into the perfect field of play and imagine the dulcet tones of Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully making the game in front of him an integral part of the entire history of baseball.
Private Helicopter Tour of Los Angeles
Features Our Ballpark
No matter where in the U.S. you are from sports lovers have strong feelings about the Los Angeles Dodgers, both good and bad, but they always want to include a look at Dodger Stadium when sightseeing in the city. This storied baseball franchise has been in Los Angeles (originally from Brooklyn, New York) since 1958 and were soon joined in California by the San Francisco Giants (formerly the New York Giants). The Oakland A’s (from Philadelphia to Kansas City before coming to the Pacific coast), the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (originally a minor league team) and the San Diego Padres (also a minor league team when started) rounded out the Major League Baseball teams of California. Now one of the oldest baseball stadiums in the country you only have to see it from the air on a private Los Angeles tour to see why there is no real reason to update or renovate the great stadium. It is still great! Located in a beautiful park (Elysian Park above Chavez Ravine) just north of downtown L.A. our guests see how perfect the location and design of the field and stands really are. And the team is good, too. And Vin Scully is the best sports broadcaster in the world (in our esteemed opinion). We have every hope that the Dodgers will not only get into the post-season but also that we can expect World Series games in October to be played in sunny Los Angeles and the sonorous voice of Vin Scully to narrate those very important games to determine the world champion.
Baseball Fans Love to Tour Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Dodgers‘ season is not over. There is still time to hear the mellifluous descriptions of the game by Vin Scully, the Dodgers’ broadcast announcer, a national treasure and this year’s Tournament of Roses Parade Grand Marshall. There is still a chance to enjoy a Dodger dog and a cold brew while looking out at the blue skies over Chavez Ravine. There will surely be more loud hits to cheer along with all the Hollywood stars rooting for the local big league baseball team. The boys in blue still can beat the guys in red and then we will see Dodger Stadium on national television hosting the middle games of the World Series. “It ain’t over ’til it’s over,” as Yogi Berra said (Dodgers coach Don Mattingly probably knows Mr. Berra well being a former Yankee himself) and the Dodgers batters awakened in their last game in a big way. Our private luxury tour guests frequently ask us about the local teams and during the summer we can tell which of our guests love baseball. If we are flying over the city on a helicopter tour then we spend some time hovering around the ballpark near downtown. On the ground we have ways to get near the ballpark for our guests who love and respect great baseball teams. So pull on your blue baseball cap and get as enthusiastic and crazy as Yasiel Puig, the Dodgers ebullient right fielder. GO DODGERS!
Dodger Baseball Means Summer in Los Angeles
The solstice and the Supermoon just passed so it is now officially summer. Summer means baseball and in Los Angeles that requires a trip to Chavez Ravine and to Dodger Stadium. Since we cannot fly over the stadium on game days on our private Los Angeles helicopter tour we have to encourage our guests to have us get them Dodger tickets to see the stadium and experience a game at the third oldest baseball park (after Fenway and Wrigley for you baseball trivia buffs) in the U.S. and one of the best (certainly the best weather). The Dodgers moved to Los Angeles in 1958 from Brooklyn (more trivia: the 1883 Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers) and have remained among baseball’s superstar teams all this time. Now in town for a short series are their northern California archrivals, the World Champion San Francisco Giants. Plan a custom luxury tour of Los Angeles with us and have us drop you off after the tour at the stadium for a delightful evening of baseball action. Even if you cannot make it to a game on this visit be sure to tune into the Dodger broadcast to hear the great Vin Scully call the action.