Posts Tagged ‘stadium’
Another Eye-Catching Sight on a Los Angeles Helicopter Tour
Soon after circling the Los Angeles Coliseum we find ourselves above the StubHub Center, another major sports venue for L.A. fans. The StubHub Center is home to the L.A. Galaxy, our professional soccer team (part of the MLS – Major League Soccer). This is the second largest soccer specific stadium in the league and seats 27,000 cheering soccer lovers. The stadium is a centerpiece of an entire sports facility that also includes a velodrome and tennis stadium as well as other track & field locations. But soccer is the major draw to this campus between downtown Los Angeles and downtown Long Beach and right off the San Diego Freeway (and two other local freeways). We have a large number of guests on a private tour of Los Angeles, in one of our helicopters, luxury SUVs or both, who consider soccer to be the world’s pastime and are much more interested in seeing this “football” stadium over any other of the beautiful stadiums and ballparks in the Los Angeles area. While this is our football season (NFL and college) we accept that their football is a beautiful sport, too, and admit that we watch the games from time to time during the Olympics and World Cup competitions. Sports connects all of us no matter where we come from and we are very pleased to be able to take our guests to a world class soccer stadium when they visit.
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.