The Dynamic Dodger Duo of BJ & Scott Killeen have struck again. Here's their take on "A Whole New Blue" Dodger Stadium (except where noted, pictures and captions by Scott, grades by BJ):
(BJ sent us this bobblehead picture as a teaser.)
I did a report card from last night's experience. Here's our results:
They opened the gates on time and guided us to parking spots with lots of people, just like at Disneyland. Efficient and well done.
Men: lots of urinals, but only 4 or 5 sinks, and they were at the back of the bathroom, so they were lined up at the sinks waiting to wash hands. How about a bunch of hand sanitizer stations??
Women: New and nice, but again, only 4 sinks, no mirrors over the sinks, but one full-length mirror: not enough for women to share. Also the sinks were on one side but paper towels on other side, so water was dripped and the floor was getting dirty and slippery. Hand sanitizer stations would work here as well. Plus have them around the stadium throughout on the concourses.
They also pump sound in the bathroom but it's so loud it would make you pee in your pants...if you weren't already peeing.
New Decorations: A
Big Bobbleheads are only on the Reserve level (that we saw). Two are outside the gate, so be sure you see them before you come in (cuz you can't go in and out), and two were inside at the play area. Play area was nice, but a concrete area. Also new signs at entrance to bathrooms for anniversaries of things.
Eating areas: A
They removed some seats under the overhang on the Field level, and replaced them with tables to stand and eat and watch the field. Much easier than sitting at your seat. Some tables and umbrellas to sit at when entering at the field level.
Police Presence: A
I think there were more cops than fans. Tons of regular security as well, with patrol cars in the parking lot.
Still incredibly slow and old.
Thanks, Killeens! More to come!