Stadium Series game details and logistics - LA Kings Insider

A few notes on tomorrow’s Stadium Series game:

-The parking gates will open at 3:30. The stadium will open at 4:30.
-No tailgating is allowed.
-The game presentation will be framed similarly to that of a Staples Center game. There will be a goal horn. Dave Joseph will be the public address announcer. Dieter Ruehle will be the stadium organist. Longtime Dodger organist Nancy Bea Hefley will not be involved.
-I am told that Vin Scully will be involved in some capacity, though the extent of his participation will be revealed as one of Saturday’s surprises.
-The inline hockey and beach volleyball will all be played during intermissions.
-All on-field festivities will begin at 6:30.
-Jordin Sparks will perform the National Anthem.

From 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., the 2014 NHL Spectator Plaza, located behind the left field pavilion in lot 4, will feature live music performances and hockey-themed attractions, prizes and giveaways as well as a beer tent. More information on the NHL Spectator Plaza can be found here.

Fans are recommended to purchase their parking in advance to help improve traffic flow. To purchase a parking pass, click here. The Dodger Stadium Express bus service will run beginning at 5 p.m. and until 90 minutes after the conclusion of the game. There will be a dedicated bus lane on Sunset Boulevard from Union Station to Elysian Park Avenue in order to facilitate ride sharing while reducing traffic. Here’s more information on the pre-game logistics.

“The players have been asking a lot of questions about it and they’ve been talking,” Los Angeles Kings, President, Business Operations Luc Robitaille said. “You know it’s kind of fun just to see – like we had meetings with them [last] week…and then we realized all of them, they had like 10, 12, 16 people coming and they’re asking for passes. We were like ‘Whoa, this is like the Stanley Cup Final.’ They’ve got a lot of people coming. So it’s going to be pretty special. I think everybody understands it’s one of those once in a lifetime events and I think the guys are looking forward to it. It’s not just one game, they know. Once they start playing the game, you have to win the game. It’s a season game. It’s two points, but they know everything around it is going to be very special.

“It looks to be heading towards being the marquee event that we expected it to be,” Los Angeles Kings Chief Operating Officer Kelly Cheeseman said by phone on Tuesday. “It is the talk of the hockey world, and I think as the week goes on, it could become one of the biggest talks of the entire sports world. So the buzz is picking up significantly, and we’re honored to be a part of it. I mean, this is going to be a marquee, iconic, historical event in the history of sports. Most people can’t believe that it’s actually happening. But to see what Dan Craig’s already doing down at the stadium, the quality of the ice, I think is arguably going to be one of the best conditions that’s ever been played for an outdoor game.”

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