There will be plenty of live entertainment, several new stadium food options and a special ceremonial first pitch honoring Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, who is in his 67th and final season in the booth for the Dodgers, before the team's home opener on Tuesday.
There will also be a little baseball played in Chavez Ravine, with the Dodgers and Japanese right-hander Kenta Maeda facing the Arizona Diamondbacks and left-hander Patrick Corbin, with first pitch scheduled for 1:10 p.m.
Fans arriving early can enjoy two hours (from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) of entertainment throughout the stadium. The Angel City Dixie Band will play in the left-field reserve level, and four DJs will be performing, in the right-field reserve level, the right-field plaza, the left-field plaza and the top deck.
The Budweiser Clydesdales will make an appearance beginning at 10:30 a.m., making stops around the inner parking circle throughout the pregame.
Sam Harris, lead singer of X Ambassadors, will perform the national anthem, with representatives from the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force presenting our nation's colors. A giant flag will be unfurled in center field.
The pregame ceremony will celebrate many of the great moments in Scully's iconic career. The beloved broadcaster had a street named after him on Monday.
The opening-day military hero of the game will be retired U.S. Army/Coast Guard Sgt. Eddie Arambula of Torrance. Arambula joined the Army in 2002 and in March 2004 was deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II. Arambula later joined the Coast Guard as Maritime Enforcement Specialist.
Among the new dishes being offered in Dodger Stadium this season are a Gouda Kobe Burger, available at Elysian Park Grill, a Dodger Dog topped with pulled pork, a Kings Hawaiian Dog (quarter-pound hot dog topped with pineapple salsa), a pastrami burger, and a spicy-pork bratwurst link infused with Shock Top beer, served on a buttered-grilled lobster roll with caramelized onions and spicy brown mustard.
The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation will also hold a silent auction of items including a Clayton Kershaw-autographed jersey, a Corey Seager-autographed baseball and an Adrian Gonzalez-autographed photo. The auction will take place in front of the Vin Scully press box on the club level until 2:45 p.m.
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