Fight in Dodger Stadium parking lot after six-hour game sends man to hospital

Los Angeles police are investigating a fight that took place in the Dodger Stadium parking lot early Sunday.
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

A 47-year-old man ended up in the hospital after a fight in the Dodger Stadium parking lot following Friday night’s marathon six-hour game, police said.

The man apparently got into a verbal dispute with another man that turned physical sometime after midnight Saturday, following the Dodgers game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, said Officer Rosario Cervantes of the Los Angeles Police Department. The Dodgers lost 5-4 in what was the longest regular-season game in the stadium’s history.

The man was seriously injured when he fell to the ground after being punched once, authorities said. The injured man was transported to a local hospital in stable condition.


No arrests have been made and the cause of the fight remains under investigation, Cervantes said. It was not known if the game was a factor in the fight.

The suspect is described as a Latino man in his 20s. Police said he may have driven off in a white SUV, possibly a Toyota 4Runner.

Meanwhile, a video was posted on social media that showed several fans engaged in a brawl inside the stadium during the game. Several people can be seen yelling and hitting each other before the fighting stopped moments later. It was not clear what prompted the brawl.

Dodgers fans expressed wariness about the violence.

“You bring your family here,” Kimberly Johnson, who was with her two young daughters, told ABC7 before Saturday night’s game. “Obviously, we have two little ones. You just don’t want to bring any danger to them and stuff like that.”