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Dodgers Honor Veterans with Batting Practice and Discounts
Tommy Lasorda giving a veteran some coaching during the Dodgers' batting practice event for Veterans at Dodger Stadium on Nov. 11. (LA Dodgers/Jon SooHoo, used with permission)
The Dodgers honored our troops on Veterans Day by inviting dozens of military members to take batting practice and bullpen sessions under the eyes of Tommy Lasorda, Don Newcombe, Kenny Landreaux, Steve Yeager, Bobby Castillo, Roy Gleason and General Manager Ned Colletti.
The Dodgers also announced that they will make discounted tickets available to active duty and retired armed forces personnel, including their Reserve and National Guard, for all Dodger home games in 2011. A member of the military can purchase Infield Box tickets normally priced at $110 on the field level for $25. Military spouses and kids will also be included in the discount.
So with a valid military ID, members can also get:
- Preferred Box Seats for $20 (originally $60)
- Left Field Pavilion for $10 (originally $20)
- Top Deck for $7 (originally $15)
Also much like the Los Angeles Kings currently do during home games, the Dodgers will also honor a veteran at every home game treating them and their family to Field level tickets, a batting practice experience and recognizing them on the field during pregame ceremonies.
After the batting practice event on Thursday, the festivities were concluded with a home run hitting contest with the winner being announced as the first Veteran of the Game when the Dodgers open the season against World Series winners San Francisco Giants on Apr. 1, 2011.
Veterans posing for a group shot at Dodger Stadium on Nov. 11 for the Dodgers' batting practice event. (LA Dodgers/Jon SooHoo, used with permission)