If you reside in sunny Los Angeles or happen to be a die-hard LA Dodgers fan, there are a few facts you are required to know such as Jackie Robinson’s jersey number, the stadium address, and of course, the history of Chavez Ravine. There are also a few facts about Dodger Stadium that are not well known. Test your LA Dodger knowledge by looking through the facts listed below. Who knows? You might learn a new fact that can help you when the next sports trivia night!

Third-oldest ballpark in the U.S.
Built in 1962, Dodger Stadium is ranking behind Wrigley Field in Chicago (1961) and Fenway Park in Boston (1912).   

Zip Code
Built in 1962, Dodger Stadium is ranking behind Wrigley Field in Chicago (1961) and Fenway Park in Boston (1912).   

Symmetrical Outfield
Dodger Stadium is one of only four stadiums in the MLB and the only stadium in the National league that has a symmetrical field.

Field Measurements:  

  • Left field and right field -330 feet
  • Medium left-center and medium right-center-360 feet
  • Medium right-center- 360 feet
  • True left-center and true right-center – 375 feet, Center field- 400 feet

Visited by the Pope
In 1987, Pope John Paul II held mass at Dodger Stadium.

Home Run Weather
The weather plays a key factor in the number of home runs a team might score during different times of the day. Many of the hits that would most certainly be home runs during the day are less likely to be home runs in the evening.  This is due to the nearby ocean. The air becomes extremely dense at night as a result of the chilled air and in turn leads to evening hits falling short.  

First Team to Three Million
The Dodgers were the first team in the league to get over three million fans to attend their games in a single season.

This was not a one-time occurrence for the team. The Dodgers managed to have over three million fans at their games six times before any other team in the league managed to do it once.

Most Hot Dogs Sold
Since 2005, the stadium has been selling 1,674, 400 Dodger dogs every year.
This means Dodger Stadium is outselling other stadiums, even Coors Field, by more hundreds of thousands of hot dogs.