Dodger Stadium experienced a couple unusual things; first a fire, then a blackout causing a delay

A couple fans use their flashlights on their phone during a temporary power outage at the end of the first inning at the Dodgers game against the Brewers at Dodger Stadium.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Dodgers fans who are blacked out from watching the games on television missed … a blackout.

At the end of the first inning the power went out at Dodger Stadium causing a delay in the game. After about a 20-minute delay play resumed.

A Dodgers official told the Associated Press that the official cause of the outage was “a disruption in the city’s power feed to the facility.”

A promotional video narrated by famed broadcaster Vin Scully was playing on the video board before it halted abruptly.


The Dodgers were trailing the Milwaukee Brewers 1-0 when the power went out. Kenta Maeda took to the mound to begin the second inning.

Elsewhere, the Arizona Diamondbacks and Texas Rangers experienced a power outage in Phoenix that caused a delay in the sixth inning. The cause of the power outage is due to strong thunderstorms outside of the domed stadium.

A fire broke out near Dodger Stadium before the game.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

There also was an incident before the game. A fire started behind left field in Elysian Park but was under control before play began. It took 64 firefighters and 39 minutes to extinguish the fire.

There has been no reports of damaged structures. Cause of the fire is under investigation.