The L.A. Flea Market is coming to Dodger Stadium on July 18, 2010, and will take place every third Sunday of the month when there’s not a Dodger game.
A few community members had expressed concern over yet more street traffic throughout the neighborhood. Noel Pallais sent out a community-wide notification at the end of April, and wrote about how the flea market is to be handled:
At last week’s Community Advisory Committee meeting (which is comprised of community representatives) we discussed that the Dodger organization was approached by an antique and collectibles promoter about the possibility of the parking lot handling a flea market. Our staff conducted a thorough and extensive review and we were pleased to discover that his events have been well received in other communities
We have decided to move forward with a once a month flea market. The markets are scheduled for the third Sunday of every month (as long as there isn’t a game scheduled) commencing on July 18th and going through February, 2011.
We cannot stress enough that we made it abundantly clear to the promoter that the event must be first rate and in good taste. All vendors interested in participating must be cleared and approved by the promoter through an extensive vetting process.
In an effort to minimize any impact on our neighbors, the set-up for the event will take place on Saturday during the day with the starting times on Sunday scheduled for 7:00 AM for VIP’s and at 9:00 AM for the general public. Also, to adequately address any community traffic concerns, all incoming traffic will be directed to enter the Stadium through EITHER the Sunset Gate (Stadium Way/Elysian Park Avenue) or the Downtown Gate (adjacent to the 110 south exit/Stadium Way). Additionally, all event announcements will make specific notation that these will be the only two gates that will be open. To that end, there will be an appropriate number of Dodger security and transportation personnel on hand to help manage the event.
Finally, should you have any questions you may contact me at 323.224.2636.
As mentioned above, traffic will be directed only through the gate at Stadium Way/Elysian Park Avenue, or the Downtown Gate.
There will be a grand opening on the first day, July 18, 2010, featuring radio personality Rick Dees. The event will feature live entertainment and celebrity appearances. Dealers will start arriving at 5:30 am, VIP guests at 7:00 am, and the general public at 9:00 am.
VIP admission is $25.00 (for access to VIP area, restrooms, valet parking, and carrying service)
Dealer’s admission is $15.00, early bird admission $10.00, and general admission is $5.00. Kids under 12 are free.