We've already had a cavalcade of wrap-ups from this game, thanks to six Sons being in attendance, joined by the prolific as well as photojournalistic Killeens. But I was the only Son to walk away with the Loge Party Box Seating Flyer!
So here's the skinny on pricing:
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The Dodgers also have Loge Party Boxes at Sections 157 and 158, with 17 seats each (a row of 10, and a row of 7). These can only be purchased on an individual seat basis. They are priced at $75/$50/$43/$40, depending on the star value of the game.
You can go here for Dodgers tickets, or get more information at dodgers.com/loge.
Special thanks again to Dodgers PR guru Steve Brener for setting us up with the gig, as well as Dodgers VP of Ticket Sales David Siegel who received us at the game. Siegel also gave a shoutout to former Dodgers PR head Josh Rawitch. We miss you, Josh!
Anyway, about that game. Well...
- The Loge Party Boxes aren't exactly box suites, as was written earlier. They take the space of a couple of rows of seats removed from the back of the loge area, to make the loge concourses wider. Think Hollywood Bowl boxes: it's a little seating area, with tables, but not exactly private or secure. In box 103, where we congregated, they were partially protected by a concrete wall at the back of some of the box. However you could gain entry to the box from either aisle as well as a doorway in the middle of the concrete wall.
- The best part of being in a box area like this is the freedom to walk around and not feel stuck in a seat for the whole game, constraining conversations to the two people to the right and left of you. We Sons are gabby folk, so it was nice for me to get a chance to chat with the five other Sons as well as both Killeens during the course of the game.
- Attendant-driven food service was a little spotty in its frequency; they're servicing these boxes using overflow support from the suites upstairs, and it appears that they're still trying to work out some kinks in this system. To be fair, the attendants don't come all that often within the suites, either, but at least in those situations there's a phone to call for service. During our Loge Party Box experience, the eight of us got our own food and beer from the concession stands.
- One thing I really liked was the fact that the loge level aisle attendants were helpful keeping other people from coming into the box. Since there are no doors, and the tables and seating looks very much like any other back-of-section area on the loge level (save the small "seat number" on the backs of the chairs), it was up to attendants to help keep order, and they did a great job.
- One thing I didn't really like was the security guard near our box, who was a total robot during the Dodgers' four-run fifth inning (in which the Dodgers took the lead, propelled by an improbable Ryu triple). The fans were going crazy, and the aisle attendants participated in the revelry. Mr. Stoic Security Guard Man only glared when I offered up a high-five. Dude, loosen up a bit.
- And of course, the game is always the backdrop at Dodger Stadium, when you're surrounded by great company like my fellow Sons and the Killeens. (That "All Hail Vin" picture alone is priceless.) Angelenos are interesting and social people by nature, and it was great to catch up with folks, especially during an extra-inning game (which ultimately ended in a loss, sadly; I confess that I left as soon as the D'backs took the lead in the 12th (saving me from seeing Brandon League's second ceded game in the three-game series)). All of us Sons are going through changes or stresses or work issues or something, which makes it a wonder that we can publish blogposts at a regular and unyielding cadence in the first place.
Sometimes, there's so much going on in life that it's hard to stop and enjoy the conversation. At the Loge Party Boxes, that isn't an issue. Especially when you're seated with the Sons of Steve Garvey.
Now, the pictures.
Great evening at the ballpark, except for the game's outcome. Thanks again, Dodgers!