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Attention Dodger Fans: The LAPD Is Cracking Down On Tailgating On Opening Day

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It's time for another season with the Boys in Blue, but residents in the neighborhood surrounding the stadium are getting pretty tired of the pregame parties and tailgates.On Opening Day, this Monday the 6th, the LAPD will be posting restricted parking signs in the streets surrounding the stadium in an effort to curb tailgating and picnic parties in Elysian Park. "No Parking" signs will be posted on Avenue of the Palms, which has typically been the epicenter of the gatherings before first pitch. Signs with two-hour limits will be posted on side streets as a further deterrent. According to The Eastsider, the streets that will be restricted are:

  • Scott Avenue between Echo Park Avenue and Elysian Park
  • Morton Avenue between Echo Park Avenue and Academy Road
  • Academy Road between Morton Avenue and Elysian Park
  • Portia Street between Sunset Boulevard and Scott Avenue

"There's going to be zero tolerance for tailgating on Opening Day," said Council District 1 Field Deputy Melinda Alatorre at a council meeting last week. She also added that last year's tailgating had gotten "uncontrollable" and residents complained about loud music, people drinking in public, and even a few tailgaters urinating in their front yards.
Although there'll be at least 80 more home games in the rest of the season for residents in Elysian Park to complain about Dodger fans, these parking restrictions will only be enforced on Opening Day.