Los Angeles Dodgers FanFest at Dodger Stadium is returning on Saturday, February 4, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. PT. Additional details, including ticket information and autograph vouchers, will be made available at a later date.
The 2023 Dodgers FanFest event marks the first time it is being held since January 2020. It was canceled in recent years due restrictions on large gatherings that were brought about by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The day figures to again feature a wide array of entertainment, games and autograph sessions. However, unlike previous years, 2023 FanFest may expand to take place in the renovated center field plaza area.
In 2020, construction in the pavilions and parking lots beyond the outfield walls moved FanFest from the field to Dodger Stadium parking lots P and N (outside of top deck and right field reserve).
FanFest serves as the de facto beginning of a new season, as Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman, manager Dave Roberts and players make themselves available for interviews. Organist Dieter Ruehle and DJ Severe have regularly been on hand as well.
With the date of 2023 Dodgers FanFest pushed into February, the marquee event comes roughly two weeks before pitchers and catchers report to Camelback Ranch for the start of Spring Training.
The offseason has been somewhat unique for the Dodgers in that they have largely exercised financial restraint while other clubs lavishly spent. Included in that was the San Diego Padres signing Xander Bogaerts after falling short for Trea Turner and Aaron Judge.
As the likes of Cody Bellinger and Justin Turner have moved on, the Dodgers did re-sign Clayton Kershaw to a one-year contract for 2023. L.A. also added Shelby Miller and Noah Syndergaard to one-year deals, along with a slew of others to Minor League contracts.
When does Dodgers FanFest 2023 start?
Dodgers FanFest is again due to start at 10 a.m., with Dodger Stadium auto gates likely opening to fans at 9:30 a.m.
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