From Chavez Ravine to You: The Unstoppable Spirit of Dodgers Fans

Dodgers Nation, the fanbase of MLB’s Los Angeles Dodgers, is composed of some of the most true blue baseball followers around, and not just because of the team colors. From Opening Day to October, Dodgers fans have Vin Scully’s “It’s Time for Dodger Baseball” call ringing in their ears as the Blue Crew look to improve their all-time seven World Series titles and 21 National League West Division titles.

Below, learn about the biggest Los Angeles Dodgers baseball fans, their home game traditions, history and more.

What it Means to be a Los Angeles Dodgers Super Fan

In 1958, Los Angeles acquired and relocated one of MLB’s most noteworthy baseball clubs and former home team of Jackie Robinson, the Brooklyn Dodgers. The introduction of professional baseball to Los Angeles was nothing short of transformational as the city completely embraced the team and the Dodgers won the World Series in their second season in L.A. The Dodgers have continued to reward Dodgers Nation with perennially great play and five more championships, between 1963 and 2020.

The fanbase has also grown far beyond the boundaries of Los Angeles County. Dodgers Nation is one of MLB’s largest global fanbases and have earned a reputation for bringing big numbers to games outside of their city. Meanwhile, fans have confirmed their dedication on the homefront with 10 consecutive seasons as the league leader in home game attendance.

Locally, fans can stay connected to the team and the community through the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation. Founded in 1995, the official Dodgers charity organization hosts events like the annual Sunset Run and the 50/50 Raffle at every home game, which benefit local youth development programs, health care and homelessness.

Los Angeles Dodgers Fans on Game Day

Located in Chavez Ravine, Dodger Stadium has been home to the Los Angeles Dodgers since 1962 and is the third-oldest active ballpark in baseball. History surrounds Dodgers Nation on game day not only because of its classic design, but with tributes across the stadium including the retired numbers of legends like Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale and Don Sutton and bronze statues of Koufax and Jackie Robinson.

On game days, Dodger Stadium is covered in the team’s Dodger blue. The Dodgers are firmly MLB’s best-attended team, netting their 10th straight season atop home field attendance in 2023 with an average of 47,371 spectators per game. In 2008, the team also helped set the all-time record for the highest attendance in a baseball game at 115,301 spectators during a preseason matchup against the Boston Red Sox at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Fans attending home games should be prepared to leave room for a famous Dodger Dog or two, and don’t be surprised if you see some fireworks or a drone show after a Friday win. Also, get the lyrics down beforehand to “We Love L.A.,” the victory song based on Randy Newman’s “I Love L.A.”

Dodgers Nation will have an even stronger energy against team rivals like the San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Angels and San Diego Padres. Guests can also grab special giveaways and take part in fan appreciation activities by attending select home games on the Los Angeles Dodgers promotion schedule.

Memorable Moments in Los Angeles Dodgers Fandom

Dodger Stadium has hosted a number of legendary moments in its over-six decade existence. After moving to Los Angeles, the Dodgers endeared themselves to the city nearly immediately, winning three World Series titles in seven years. The team’s 1963 championship was won in a sweep of the New York Yankees and remains their only series-clinching victory at home. Ahead of the team’s 1965 championship run, Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax pitched the franchise’s only perfect game against the Chicago Cubs.

Throughout the subsequent decades, Dodgers Nation hit peaks with “Fernandomania” behind Cy Young Award-winning pitcher Fernando Valenzuela and championships in 1981 and 1988. The latter World Series featured one of the single most memorable moments in World Series history as an injured Kirk Gibson hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning with two outs and the Dodgers trailing the Oakland Athletics 4–3. More recently, Dodgers fans have seen the team post four consecutive 100-win seasons through 2023.

Famous Los Angeles Dodgers Fans

There is sure to be no shortage of star power at a Los Angeles Dodgers home game. Among actors alone, the Dodgers’ celebrity fans include Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Bridges, Will Ferrell, Rob Lowe, Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, Jason Bateman, Bryan Cranston, Kate Walsh, George Lopez and former talk show host Mary Hart. Rappers Kendrick Lamar and Snoop Dogg are two of the Dodgers’ biggest fans, while fellow Los Angeles sports legend Magic Johnson is a frequent guest at home games.

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