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Spring into Summer: Dodgers to provide free parking June 16, 17 and 1806/07/2009 12:12 PM ET
As the school season closes and spring turns into summer, the Los Angeles Dodgers will provide Free Parking in the general lots at Dodger Stadium for the three-game series June 16-18 versus the Oakland Athletics. Gates open at 5:10 p.m. and game times are 7:10 p.m. Fans will be able to enter all Dodger Stadium gates, where the $15 parking fee will be waived for entrance into the general lots. Fans who have purchased preferred parking will still park in their sections. "This gesture is our latest initiative to help ensure that all of our fans can enjoy our National Pastime at Dodger Stadium," said Dodger CEO Jamie McCourt, who helped create the Commissioner's Fan Initiative at the beginning of this season. "With the conclusion of the school year, we want to make it even easier for families to spend their summer evenings with us." The Dodgers will be celebrating Heroes Week during the three-game series, honoring police, firefighters, and community heroes. DodgersWIN, the club's women's initiatives network, will be presenting the tributes. On Tuesday, June 16, Police Appreciation Night, the team pays tribute to Los Angeles law enforcement officials. Inspirational television star Kent McCord, who portrayed an LAPD officer on the hit show, "Adam-12," will join female LAPD officers in the DodgersWIN tent in centerfield before the game. They will meet fans, sign autographs, and take photographs. Earlier in the day, Dodger players, including rookie Jamie Hoffmann, whose father is a sheriff in Brown County, MN, will visit to the Northeast Station and Police Academy adjacent to Dodger Stadium earlier in the day. Wednesday, June 17, Firefighter Appreciation Night will salute more than 3,500 uniformed citizens who serve the community in the areas of fire prevention, firefighting, emergency medical care, technical rescue, hazardous materials mitigation, disaster response, public education, and community service. Dodger players will visit local station #20 earlier in the day. On Thursday, June 18, the Dodgers will salute several community heroes who often work without recognition. Since the Dodgers defeated the A's in the 1988 World Series, Oakland has played just eight times at Dodger Stadium with the Dodgers winning five of those eight games.
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