Dodgers plan to have new Wi-Fi system up by Opening Day (honest)

Dodgers plan to have new Wi-Fi system up by Opening Day (honest)
Fireworks and a giant American flag are displayed at Dodger Stadium during the singing of the National Anthem before Game 3 of the National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals in October. The Dodgers say their new Wi-Fi system will be operational by opening day. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Don't stop me if you've heard this before, but the Dodgers really, really plan to have their new Wi-Fi system up and running for 2014.

New antennas are being installed throughout Dodger Stadium, some visible in the upper decks between handrails, some in overhangs and some under seats. The Dodgers expect the system to be operational by the home opener April 4 against the Giants.

Of course, the Dodgers promised the same thing last year and it never fully happened.

"For the second consecutive year, I have been promised it will be here on Opening Day," team president Stan Kasten said Monday night.


The Dodgers said theirs will be a state-of-the-art system, making it the best-wired stadium in the country, for now anyway.

"We expect it will give fans a new experience here," said team marketing vice president Lon Rosen. "They'll be able to use multiple mobile devices while still watching the game."

He said the system may take some initial tweaking once the ballpark is filled with crowds of 50,000, but the fine-tuning should be completed by the end of April.

If the system still struggles, you could always send the Dodgers a text. Once you get home.