I went to a dodger game, alone. Turns out it was the BEST experience of my life.
Back in April, against the rivals the San Francisco Giants, I went to my first game of the season solo. Given the stigma around dodger fans, and adding the rivalry between the two teams, it’s safe to say I was nervous. As a 24 year old woman, I was worried to go with no one else.
Turns out my fears were DEAD WRONG. I had the best time of my life. I originally had seats in reserve 47 (the cheapest that night) and chose to roam around field level. So glad I made the decision to stay in field level. As the season has gone on, I have begun to make friends with the employees at dodger stadium. (If you frequent enough, this can easily happen to you). They knew I was alone this time, and told me to talk to fan services if I needed anything.
I sat in my seat all game, getting up once or twice to use the restroom. I planned ahead and brought my own food/drinks, it saved me from possibly losing my seat. It was nice to just be off my phone, not talking to anyone and just enjoy watching my boys play. I truly got a good baseball experience with no distractions.
The dodgers went on to lose that night 2-4 but I ended up winning in accomplishing a night at the Ravine by myself. Since then, I have gone to 7 other dodger games solo and have created friendships with the people I have met at every single game.
Going to a game by yourself may not be for everyone, but if you are willing to try. . I say do it. If no one can go with you just Go. By. Yourself. You will not regret it.
Even though I sometimes go alone, I’m never truly alone. I’ve made connections and friendships through the dodgers fandom. All of them just make the experience of going to a game greater than I could’ve imagined.