Dodgers Celebrate Heroes Week with Free Parking

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The Los Angeles Dodgers, the same organization which refused to help fund bus service to the stadium and even mocked the service the nearly-broke City of Los Angeles provided at no-cost to them last season, found a new way to kick dirt in the eyes of its transit riding fans.  Via press release:

As the school season closes and spring turns into summer, the Los
Angeles Dodgers will provide Free Parking in the general lots at Dodger
Stadium for the three-game series June 16-18 versus the Oakland
Athletics. Gates open at 5:10 p.m. and game times are 7:10 p.m…

…"This gesture is our latest initiative to help ensure that all of our
fans can enjoy our National Pastime at Dodger Stadium," said Dodger CEO
Jamie McCourt, who helped create the Commissioner’s Fan Initiative at
the beginning of this season. "With the conclusion of the school year,
we want to make it even easier for families to spend their summer
evenings with us."

Well, now it’s official.  The Dodgers don’t consider people that don’t own cars part of their fan base.   For the record, the Dodgers parking lot fits 16,000 cars.  At $15 a pop, they are losing more revenue with this three day promotion to "all their fans" then they would have spent funding the bus service from Union Station to Dodger Stadium for the entire season.

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