Are you a sports fan or have a future major league sports player in your family? Then take them on a tour of your local ballpark where home runs are “splash hits!”
During a behind the scenes tour of a sports arena, children learn about the history of a sports team that is deeply ingrained in the fabric of American culture, the construction of a stadium, and how a sports team is operated on a daily basis.
In Southern California, we are lucky to have 4 major sports stadiums that offer both public and private tours for community groups, schools and scout troops.
4 Sports Stadium Tours in Southern California
Angel Stadium Ballpark Tours – Anaheim
Angel Stadium is baseball’s fourth-oldest active Major League Baseball stadium, behind Fenway Park, Wrigley Field, and Dodger Stadium. It has been the home of the Angels since their move from Los Angeles following the 1965 season. The stadium is often referred to by its unofficial nickname The Big A and has hosted the 1967, 1989, and 2010 Major League Baseball All-Star Games.
Join the Halos for a “behind the scenes” tour of their ballpark – Home of the 2002 World Champion Los Angeles Angels. The stadium tour is both an enjoyable and educational experience! You will be invited to view areas that are normally restricted to the public. The walking tour lasts approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Highlights of this 75 minute tour may include:
- A trip down to the field at Angel Stadium
- A visit into the Angels Dugout
- Walk through the Visitors’ Clubhouse
- A close up look at the Mike Scioscia interview room
- An exclusive look at the Gene Autry Suite, Broadcasting booth, the Press Conference room, as well as a Dugout Suite
Angel Stadium Public Tour Information
The Angel Stadium Tour are given at 10:30am, 12:30pm, and 2:30pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays when the Angels are on the road. Prepare to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour. Pricing for public tours are $8 for adults / $6 for children / FREE for children 4 and under.
Angel Stadium Private Tour Information
Field Trips are offered for groups of 20 or more and are available by request only based on scheduling and stadium availability. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance. Please call 714-940-2230 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The stadium requires 1 chaperone per 10 children. Pricing for private tours are $10 for adults / $8 for children / FREE for children 4 and under. The maximum number for tours is 40 people.
LA Galaxy (StubHub Center) – Los Angeles
Want a closer look at StubHub Center? The LA Galaxy is proud to offer stadium and facilities tours of their landmark soccer stadium. Tours are offered Tuesday through Friday and start at 2 pm, but not on game days.
Highlights of this 60 minute tour may include:
- Walk in the players’ footsteps through the tunnel onto field level
- Experience the Champions Lounge and see the LA Galaxy trophy case
- See the TV studio
- View the weight room
- See the LA Galaxy team lounge
- Receive a discount at Team LA Store for authentic LA Galaxy merchandise
LA Galaxy Tour Information
Pricing for tours for Groups 1-35: $12 adult, $7 child under 18 OR Groups 35-up: $10 adult, $5 child under 18.
Los Angeles Dodgers Stadium – Los Angeles
Since 1962, Dodger Stadium has welcomed fans from all corners of the globe and enchanted them with its breathtaking views and its storied past. This 56,000-seat icon of American sports history has been home to some of the greatest players in the game and is home to the best fans in all of baseball.
The Dodger Stadium Tour provides fans the opportunity to see the ballpark in a very unique fashion. This behind-the-scenes tour lets fans visit some of the most restricted and non-public areas and view the Stadium from a whole new perspective. As baseball’s third-oldest stadium, Dodger Stadium remains one of the game’s most beautiful and most historic venues. This is a walking tour of the ballpark which includes climbing stairs and ramps.
Highlights of this 80-90 minute tour may include:
- A trip down to the field at Dodger Stadium
- A visit into the Dodger Dugout
- An exclusive look at the Lexus Dugout Club, our VIP restaurant and lounge located behind home plate, home to our World Series trophies, Most Valuable Player (MVP), Cy Young, Silver Slugger and Rookie of the Year awards
- A walk through the Vin Scully Press Box, where the story of Dodger baseball is covered from every angle
- And more surprises!
Dodgers Stadium Public Tour Information
The Dodger Stadium Tour are given at 10:00am, 11:30am, and 1:00pm. Prepare to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour. Pricing is $20 for adults / $15 for children 14 and under / FREE for children 3 and under.
Dodgers Stadium Private Tour Information
Pricing for groups of 20 or more is $15.00 for adults / $12.00 for children. Groups of 11 – 19 is $20 for adults and $15 for children. Groups of 10 or less is a $200.00 flat fee. To set up a tour, please call 323.224.1507 or e-mail them at email@example.com for further information.
Petco Park Tours – San Diego
You haven’t seen Petco Park until you’ve gone behind-the-scenes on one of their guided tours. Discover “writer’s row” in the press box, learn about the historic Western Metal Supply Co. Building and explore the Padres dugout. The crown jewel of downtown San Diego, Petco Park serves up baseball Southern California style-complete with swaying palm trees and a sandy beach beyond center field. Tours run approximately 80 minutes and include 1.5 miles of walking.
Highlights of this 80 minute tour may include a tour of:
- An Exclusive Premium Lounge
- A Private Luxury Suite
- The Press Box
- A Major League Dugout
- The Warning Track
- A Bullpen
- Panoramic Views of Downtown San Diego, Mexico and the Coronado Bridge
- The Historic Western Metal Supply Co. Building
- The Park at the Park
- Palm Court Plaza
- The Beach
- The Padres Team Store
Petco Park Public Tour Information
Individuals, families or groups smaller than 20 can join their walk-up tours offered seven days a week. Pricing is $15 for adults / $10 for children 12 and under.
Petco Park Private Tour Information
Private tours or groups of 20 or larger are scheduled upon request and require reservations at least 10 business days in advance of the requested tour date. The park offers exciting educational tours for school and youth groups too. For more information, call (619) 795-5000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy Field Tripping!