The March 29th exhibition game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox at the LA Coliseum went on sale on Saturday at 10am. By 11am, the game was sold out. All 90,505 of them.
See the seating chart for the March 29th exhibition game here
The game, part of the Dodgers’ year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of their arrival in Los Angeles, highlights the Dodgers beginnings in Los Angeles. As reported by the LA Times:
For the Dodgers, who are celebrating their 50th season in Los Angeles, the game will mark a return to the venue they called home from 1958 to '61. The team moved into Dodger Stadium in 1962.
Charles Steinberg, the Dodgers' executive vice president of marketing and public relations, estimated that two-thirds of the tickets were purchased by season-tickets holders, to whom they were released Wednesday.
What remained of the inventory went on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday and was available at the Coliseum and Dodger Stadium tickets offices, Ticketmaster outlets, dodgers.com, and by phone.
Tickets were priced at $25, $15 and $2.
The Dodgers played the 1959 World Series in the Coliseum. Attendance exceeded 92,000 for each World Series game, and the attendance of 92,706 for Game Five is an MLB record for non-exhibition game. Topping that, an exhibition game between the Dodgers and Yankees on May, 7 1959, drew 93,103, MLB’s all-time attendance record. That game was played in honor of catcher Roy Campanella, who in 1958 became permanently disabled in an automobile accident, and was left quadriplegic due to spinal cord damage.
Given the Coliseum was never designed as a ballpark, the field dimensions will be unique. The left field fence may redefine “short porch” at approx. 200ft.