On Tuesday, the trucks will start rolling in with hundreds of tons of dirt to cover the usually green baseball field for a couple of events new to the Stadium – Motocross and Monster Trucks.
On Saturday, January 22, Dodger Stadium will host the first of two off-road shows, starting with the Monster Energy Supercross.
A total of 550 truckloads of dirt will replace the baseball greens. Eric Hansen, Assistant Director of Turf and Grounds at Dodger Stadium said in a press release, “All we have to worry about is replacing the actual grass once the dirt is removed and from what I’ve been told, (Feld) is the best in the world at what they do so my anxiety level is extremely low.”
Saturday’s event will start at 12:30 pm and end around 10:00 pm. They expect the event to sell out, and all parking gates will open for inbound and outbound traffic. Dodger Community Relations manager Noel Pallais released the following information:
As such, will be handled like all other major games/events at the Stadium, therefore, to minimize the impact on the community a complete complement of LAPD/LADOT officers will be deployed in the community
Finally, as has been our standing offer, we have a limited number of tickets available for members of the Echo/Elysian Park and Solano Canyon residents who are interested in attending the event. Therefore, if you are a resident of either community and are interested in attending as our guest, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with interest, your address and telephone number (additionally, since these tickets will be left under your name they are not-transferrable). Note that tickets will be available for pick-up from our front desk starting from noon on Wednesday to noon on Friday (the day before the event). Will-Call will not be available on the day of the event. Our Club-Level offices are located in parking lot D. Additionally, your request must be received by 9:00AM on Wednesday, January 19th. Please understand that these tickets are on a first-come, first served basis.
Should you have any questions, require additional information on this event, you may contact our Neighborhood Focus line at 323.224.2636.
While our local Community Advisory Board (made up of residents surrounding Dodger Stadium) flat-out rejected the proposal to bring these events to Dodger Stadium earlier in 2010, it doesn’t seem like anyone is expecting an issue. Because noone knows for sure what to expect in terms of noise and traffic, we’ll play it by ear for now and hope for the best.
The Monster Energy Supercross at Dodger Stadium will take place on January 22, 2011, and prices range from $40 all the way to $230.
The Monster Jam event takes place on February 19, 2011, prices range from $32-75.