Dodger Stadium to host college games

Dodger Stadium to host college games

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers and the Dodgers Dream Foundation have announced the inaugural Dodgertown Classic, two collegiate games that this year will include a matchup of cross-town rivals USC and UCLA.

The games are scheduled to be played at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 28. The first game, beginning at 10 a.m. PT, will feature Vanderbilt against Oklahoma State. USC and UCLA will play at 2 p.m.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Dodgers Dream Foundation to help build Dodgers Dreamfields for children. The Dodgers Dream Foundation will also extend invitations to the Dodgertown Classic to local children and families and provide an interactive forum for children and tournament participants.

Tickets for the event will cost $5 and can be purchased in advance and in person at USC and UCLA campus box offices. Day-of-game tickets can be purchased at Dodger Stadium for $10. Each ticket will permit access to both of the day's games. There will be no charge for parking at Dodger Stadium for the event.

Fans that purchase tickets for the Dodgertown Classic have the option to purchase ticket packages that include a USC-themed night on April 29 or a UCLA-themed night on April 30. The first 20,000 fans at those games will receive LA-logo hats in USC or UCLA colors, respectively.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.