Opening Day of the 2018 season for the Los Angeles Dodgers and all teams is set for Thursday, March 29, which marks the earliest start in MLB history. That is correlated to the new Collective Bargaining Agreement requiring more off days during the regular season.
Opening Day for the Dodgers is also the home opener at Dodger Stadium, as they face the San Francisco Giants for the start of a three-game series. The Dodgers are 5-6 against the Giants in season-openers since 1958, including a 5-3 mark at home.
They last met for an Opening Day game in 2013, which Los Angeles won. They have two 10-game homestands next season, along with two road trips that are equal length in number of games.
Interleague play next season has the National League West facing the American League West. The Dodgers’ first look at an AL opponent comes April 10, for the start of a two-game road series with the Oakland Athletics. The A’s will then visit Dodger Stadium for two games from Aug. 7-8.
The annual Freeway Series calls for the Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to play a three-game set in each team’s stadium.
The 2018 MLB All-Star Game is set for Tuesday, July 17 at Nationals Park, and the regular season concludes with all teams beginning play at 12 p.m. PT on Sept. 30. For the Dodgers, that’s the conclusion of a series with the Giants and overall six-game road trip.
A 2018 promotional schedule, which presumably will be complete with bobblehead giveaway games, special ticket packages and more at Dodger Stadium, has not yet been announced by the team.