LOS ANGELES- The Dodgers will kick off their 2022 home schedule with a star-studded seven-game homestand as they celebrate Dodger Stadium’s 60th anniversary. Los Angeles hosts the Cincinnati Reds for a four-game series beginning with Opening Day Thursday, April 14, presented by Bank of America, followed by the Jackie Robinson Day 75th Anniversary Celebration Friday night, followed by a series three games against the Atlanta Braves.
The Dodgers will once again host their dedicated fanbase for Opening Day, a 7:10 p.m. game against the Cincinnati Reds and just the second home opener in Dodger Stadium history. The national anthem will be sung by Grammy-nominated American singer-songwriter Lupita Infante, while members of the six military branches will unfurl a large American flag in center field during the anthem. Additionally, there will be a flyover from two F-35 aircraft as the Joint Color Guard Armed Forces present the nation’s colors. The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by decorated Dodgers Hall of Fame broadcaster Jaime Jarrín, who is celebrating his 64th and final year as the Spanish voice of the Dodgers. Players representing every decade of Dodger Stadium’s existence will accompany Jarrín, the Dodgers’ 2018 Ring of Honor inductee, on the mound.
The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) Opening Day in-stadium fundraiser, 50/50 raffle, text to give initiative and online auction will see their net proceeds go to to provide 400 dorm beds for at-risk students attending SEED LA, the first and only public college-prep boarding school in South Los Angeles. Fans can support the cause by purchasing a 50/50 raffle ticket, texting BEDS to 41623 or bidding on autographed Dodgers memorabilia and experiences at Dodgers.com/Auctions. Fans can also stop by the LADF Homebase in center field to purchase $10 t-shirts and Mystery Bag baseballs while supplies last.
Auto and stadium gates open at 4:10 p.m. on opening day, and the Dodgers encourage fans to arrive early, with the team practicing on the field beginning at 4:00 p.m. and pre-game ceremonies at from 6:30 p.m. The free Dodger Stadium Express will begin operating at 5:40 p.m. from Union Station. More information on parking and transit options to Dodger Stadium is available online at www.dodgers.com under the Dodger Stadium tab at the top of the page.
Jackie Robinson Day will follow on Friday, April 15, as Major League Baseball prepares to celebrate the life and legacy of Jackie Robinson on the 75th anniversary of his break from the color barrier. Members of the Robinson family, including Jackie’s wife, Rachel Robinson, and son, David, are expected to attend pre-game ceremonies as well as the game against the Cincinnati Reds at 7:10 p.m., which will be streamed on Apple TV+. . All Major League players, managers, coaches, umpires and field staff will wear Robinson’s iconic 42 during the game and for the first time ever, all MLB uniforms will feature a Dodger Blue #’42’ regardless of their team colors. The first 40,000 fans in attendance will receive a unique No. 42 Jackie Robinson Brooklyn Dodgers road gray jersey, presented by UCLA Health, adorned with a special 75th anniversary crest. Fans are urged to stay in their seats after the game as the first Friday night fireworks display of the season, presented by UCLA Health, is expected to light up the sky.
The Dodgers will wrap up their four-game series against the Reds with the start at 7:10 p.m. Saturday and 1:10 p.m. Sunday. A Maury Wills bobblehead, presented by Bank of America, will be distributed to the first 40,000 fans in attendance on Saturday and the figurine is the first of the Dodger Baseball Legends bobblehead series. Fans are invited to visit the first Viva Los Dodgers celebration, presented by Budweiser, of the season on Sunday. Held at Centerfield Plaza, DJ Malski will spin tunes and a Dodger player will make an appearance. The Atlanta Braves will then come to town for a three-game set starting Monday with a bobblehead Will Smith given out before the 7:10 p.m. start. The first-ever Taco Tuesday at Dodger Stadium will follow suit on Tuesday night, as the first 40,000 ticketed fans will receive a Dodgers hoodie, presented by Bank of America, as they enter and enjoy the music of Mariachi Garibaldi Con Julian Torres throughout the match. The seven-game homestand will conclude with a matinee at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday as 2,000 local students visit the 76 gas station parking lot to enjoy a series of activities focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) before the game. against the Braves.
Tickets are available for all seven homestand games and can be purchased at Dodgers.com/Tickets. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy a host of pre-game activities and ceremonies throughout the homestand. Below is a full list of promotions and a schedule of games for the opening week brought to you by Bank of America:
Thursday, April 14, 7:10 p.m. c. Cincinnati
Fans are encouraged to arrive early for the pre-game ceremonies, which begin at 6:30 p.m.
The pre-match ceremonies will include:
o Joint Color Guard Armed Forces to present the colors of the nation
o Members of all branches of the military will unfurl a giant American flag in center field during the anthem.
o Flyover of two F-35 aircraft
Ceremonial first pitch: Hall of Fame broadcaster Jaime Jarrín
It’s Dodger Baseball Time: Jaime Jarrín and Former Dodger Players
Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation 50/50 Raffle: Will Benefit SEED LA
Centerfield Plaza: Julian Torres with Mariachi Los Toros
Friday, April 15, 7:10 p.m. c. Cincinnati
Promotion: No. 42 Jackie Robinson Brooklyn Dodgers Road Jersey, presented by UCLA Health (first 40,000 ticketed fans in attendance while supplies last at the guest entry point)
Anthem: Charles Jones, American blues and soul singer
The pre-game ceremonies will celebrate the life and legacy of Jackie Robinson on the 75th anniversary of his Major League debut and break the color barrier:
o Ceremonial First Pitch and It’s Time For Dodger Baseball: Members of the Robinson family
o Jackie Robinson Day Ceremony: 42 Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars and Alumni and 33 students from John Muir High School, Jackie’s alma mater, will take the field to honor Robinson
Centerfield Plaza: Fans will be transported back in time with retro-style music played by DJ Jedi
Postgame: The First Friday Night Fireworks of the Season Presented by UCLA Health
Saturday, April 16, 7:10 p.m. c. Cincinnati
Promotion: Maury Wills bobblehead, presented by Bank of America, the first installment of the Legends of Dodger Baseball series (first 40,000 ticketed spectators present while supplies last at the guest entry point)
Pregame Ceremony: Maury Wills to be inducted into Legends of Dodger Baseball
Ceremonial first pitch: Jasmin Smith, Maury’s great-granddaughter
It’s Dodger Baseball Time: Members of the Wills Family
Centerfield Plaza: 60s music played by DJ Antiq
Sunday, April 17, 1:10 p.m. vs. Cincinnati
Pregame: Viva Los Dodgers, presented by Spectrum and Budweiser, returns to Centerfield Plaza with music provided by DJ Malski and Julian Torres Con Mariachi Cenzontle. A Dodger player will also make a special appearance.
Postgame: Kids Run the Bases (14 and under) presented by Nike
Monday, April 18, 7:10 p.m. vs. Atlanta Braves
Promotion: Will Smith Figure Presented by Budweiser (first 40,000 ticketed fans in attendance while supplies last at the guest entry point)
Ceremonial first pitch: Mark Smith, Will’s father
It’s Dodger Baseball Time: Cara Smith, Will’s Wife
Centerfield Plaza: music provided by DJ Escalade
Tuesday, April 19, 7:10 p.m. vs. Atlanta Braves
Promotion: Hoodie, presented by Bank of America (first 40,000 ticketed fans in attendance while supplies last at the guest entry point)
Theme night: the first Taco Tuesday of the season with the music of Mariachi Garibaldi Con Julian Torres
Centerfield Plaza: Special Taco Tuesday Mix by DJ RAY
Wednesday, April 20, 12:10 p.m. vs. Atlanta Braves
Special Event: STEM Day will feature a host of activities at Gas Station 76 in the center field parking lots for the enjoyment of 2,000 local students.