Feel like going to a baseball game in Los Angeles this season? Maybe you’re having a tough time deciding which team to go see: the famous Dodgers or the often forgotten yet star-studded Angels just nearby? Like we did with New York and Chicago, we’re going to break down what you can expect from each MLB game experience here, from the teams to the stadiums to the food and even prices. If you don’t already have a go-to baseball team in Los Angeles, we’ll compare your MLB options and help you decide! Then of course, we’ve got tickets for sale.
There’s no doubt about it. The Angels have the talent. Albert Pujols. Mike Trout. Shohei Ohtani. The team has a winning record in the AL West, but they’re still a few games away from snagging a Wild Card spot in the playoffs. If they manage to make the postseason, however, expect Trout to be the American League MVP. Either way, expect them to be fun to watch.
Angel Stadium in Anaheim. Okay, okay, so the Angels actually play Anaheim and not LA, but it’s close enough if you’re in the area. Also known as the “Big A,” this stadium underwent some major renovations when they acquired star first baseman Pujols.
To be honest, Angel Stadium isn’t renowned for their food. But since you’re in SoCal, order something they’re good at: Mexican food! From burritos and taco bowls at Chronic Taco to carne asada fries to an extra large pile of nachos served in a baseball helmet, you can find ’em in this stadium! Other options? Hot wings, brisket, grilled cheese sandwiches, soft serve ice cream, veggie dogs, burgers, Italian ice, garlic fries, pretzels, Chinese food, pizza, or the always popular yet unadorned Angel dogs. This season, the Change Up Kitchen is doing player-inspired menus that rotate throughout the season based on where the player is from!
Wow! $4.50 on average for a domestic draft beer?! That’s definitely at the cheaper end of the MLB price range. And if you’re in the mood for something crafty, check out Saint Archer Brewing Co. and Shock Top Brew Pub (where you can also get a great burger).
Angels games are pretty middle of the road – $30.26 – when it comes to average ticket price. But never fear, Razorgator’s got a great selection of Angels tickets that start at $6. Yeah, crazy cheap! And they’re pretty easy to get last minute too!
You can easily avoid traffic and parking by getting to games using the MetroLink. From Union Stadium in LA, you can be there in just 37 minutes. They offer $7 trains for all weeknight home games that take you straight to the stadium parking lot.
Fresh off a World Series appearance, the Dodgers are a trendy team to watch! Last year’s heartbreaking Game 7 loss still brought a lot of fans onto the team bandwagon. They’re just trailing the Diamondbacks in the NL West this season, but they’ve overcome a lot of injuries to make a season out of it. After a tough, they’ve surged from last in home runs to first in the National League. And pitcher Clayton Kershaw is amazing.
Dodger Stadium in Chavez Ravine is surrounded by views of palm trees, mountains, and skyscrapers. Looking beautiful since 1962, this LA institution is especially brilliant at night when the sun sets and the sky turns cotton candy colors.
Again, this isn’t the biggest foodie destination in the MLB. But you gotta try the elote covered in mayo, cheese, and Flamin’ Hot Cheeto dust – it’s called the “Cheeto-Lote.” Do it for us. Garlic fries and a Dodger dog are the classic option. But you can also try brisket sandwiches, carne asada or pulled chicken tortas, wings, funnel cakes, churros, a chicken and waffle sandwich, and a lobster roll. There’s even a $33 all-you-can-eat option where you can get endless peanuts, nachos, popcorn, and soda.
Not the cheapest in the MLB – hey, it’s LA, right? – a domestic draft here will cost you about $6.25 on average. They’ve also got higher end, craftier options by Ballast Point Brewing Co, Green Flash Brewing Co, Lagunitas, Goose Island, and Stone Brewing Co.
At $41.13 on average, they’re at the higher end, but we’ve got Dodgers tickets on Razorgator for as cheap as $8! The stadium was designed without supporting posts or pillars, so there are literally no bad seats here. (So don’t be afraid to opt for the inexpensive ones if you’re looking to save money.) Bring sunscreen and a hat though – it gets realll sunny.
Everybody knows about the nightmare that is LA traffic (and parking), so take the Dodger Stadium Express Shuttle from Union Station to the game to arrive stress-free.