Originally published by DodgerBlue.com
The Los Angeles Dodgers are hosting their annual FanFest once again on Saturday, February 3, although it is now under a new name called DodgerFest.
DodgerFest begins at 11 a.m. and runs until 3:30 p.m., making it an hour and a half shorter than last year. Parking gates still open at 10 a.m. and parking will be free to all fans attending the event.
Among their changes, the Dodgers are now charging for tickets for the first time in the event’s history with a cost of $10 per ticket to get in. DodgerFest tickets went on sale at Dodgers.com earlier this month and more were recently released.
While the event has a new name, the team is still putting on numerous VIP experiences, however, autograph sessions are no longer available and instead fans are required to purchase the more expensive meet and greet package to receive autographs.
Last year, the Dodgers had 21 players available for autographs, including Chris Taylor, Max Muncy, James Outman, Brusdar Graterol, Gavin Lux and Evan Phillips.
Tickets for VIP experiences, meet and greets, tours, and other special packages for exclusive opportunities are available on their website.
Season ticket holders received first access to purchase any of the experiences, and many of them sold out quickly. Some experiences still remain, including a lunch with Andre Ethier, a clubhouse tour and locker photo, meet and greets with select players, a run the bases and dugout photo session, and multiple tours.
DodgerFest is the official kickoff celebration for the upcoming season and features live entertainment, ballpark food and drinks, behind-the-scenes experiences, and an introduction to the club’s newest additions.
The 2024 DodgerFest event is expected to feature a 90-minute stage presentation beginning at 2 p.m. with interviews of new additions Shohei Ohtani and Tyler Glasnow, as well as visits from Freddie Freeman, Mookie Betts, Joe Kelly, Dave Roberts and more.
As part of the stage presentation, there will be player interviews, fan Q&A, exclusive insights into the upcoming season, and much more.
Team merchandise will be available fur purchase, and the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) will have their annual Yard Sale with one-of-a-kind Dodger items, including jerseys, t-shirts, and more. LADF will also be selling Mystery Bags containing autographed baseballs, jerseys and photos.
Proceeds will benefit LADF, the team’s official charity, which has a mission to improve education, health care, homelessness and social justice for all Angelenos.
DodgerFest VIP experiences
DodgerFest 2024 All Access Pass
Customize your own day full of VIP experiences, including but not limited to a tour, meet and greet sessions, and VIP access to The Stage Show. Your personal concierge will help you plan your day of activities and escort you to each experience at DodgerFest.
King of Clutch Lunch with Andre Ethier
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Join Andre Ethier for a lunch inside the Dodger Dugout Club. The Dodger Alumnus, All-Star, Silver Slugger and Glove Award-winning outfielder will share stories about his playing career and post-playing career, answer questions from fans and take a photo with you.
All fans in attendance will also receive an Andre Ethier autographed photo. One boxed lunch (gourmet sandwich, sides, and dessert) and non-alcoholic beverage per person and will be provided.
Clubhouse Tour & Locker Photo
11:20 a.m.-12:05 p.m.
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (Spanish)
11:40 a.m.-12:25 p.m.
11:50 a.m.-12:35 p.m. (Japanese)
This DodgerFest experience gives fans the opportunity to peek behind-the-scenes into areas most people never get to see. On this guided tour, fans will hear the iconic history of the Dodgers and Dodger Stadium from our expert tour guides while visiting one of the most secure areas of the stadium, the Dodger clubhouse. A photo op in the visitor’s clubhouse will let guests capture the moment with game day ready lockers.
Meet & Greet
Session 1: 11:00-11:45 a.m.
Session 2: 11:00-11:45 a.m.
Session 3: 12:00-12:45 p.m.
Session 4: 12:00-12:45 p.m.
Session 5: 1:00-1:45 p.m.
Hands-on History Experience
Session 1: 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Session 2: 12:30-1:15 p.m.
Ever wonder how heavy that bat really is? Want to get your hands on some authentic game-used gear? Handle items from your favorite Dodgers and feel what it’s like to be in the big leagues. Fans will have the opportunity to touch and take photos with game-used jerseys, bats, helmets, and more from fan-favorite players including Clayton Kershaw, Max Muncy, and more.
Jackie Robinson Tour
Session 1: 12:40-1:25 p.m.
This experience highlights the life and career of the one and only Jackie Robinson. Come celebrate his influence on the world of baseball while exploring the iconic Dodger Stadium. You will hear new stories revolving around Robinson and those that helped him along the way.
Fernando Valenzuela Tour
Session 1: 12:50-1:35 p.m.
From his small-town beginnings in Sonora, Mexico to the bright lights of Dodger Stadium, Fernando Valenzuela’s incredible story has made a global impact that has spanned generations. Celebrate the legacy of ‘El Toro’ with a specially focused tour of Dodger Stadium.
Vin Scully Press Box Experience
Session 1 with Pepe Yniguez: 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m.
Session 2 with José Mota: 12:15-1:00 p.m.
See the field from a seat you can’t buy a ticket for, the Vin Scully Press Box. Renamed in 2000, the press box has been home to our award-winning team of broadcasters since the stadium opened in 1962.
In this DodgerFest exclusive experience, fans will have the opportunity for a Q & A with a Broadcaster and radio producer. Fans can also take a photo with Jaime Jarrin’s Golden Mic and an Emmy won by the one-and-only Hall of Famer, Vin Scully. The experience ends with fans getting to hear the stories behind some of the historic memorabilia on Club Level.
Run the Bases + Dugout Photo
Time: 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Kids ages 5 -14 will have the chance to run the bases and receive a professional printed photo in the dugout. VIP ticket required for every fan regardless.
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