Dodgers fans take over Yankees home, turn the Bronx into Dodgertown

Dodgers fans march through the Bronx as before the Yankees vs. Dodgers game at Yankee Stadium on June 8, 2024.
Michael Bennington
Sunday June 9, 2024

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Hundreds of Dodgers fans, part of the traveling group Pantone 294, marched through the streets in the Bronx, the home of proud Yankees, with their chants echoing in support of their team on Saturday.

Considered by many as a potential preview of the World Series, the much-anticipated showdown Yankees vs. Dodgers series is the first time the Dodgers have faced the Yankees at Yankee Stadium since 2016.

The series kicked off Friday night at Yankee Stadium with a nail-biting 2-1 victory for the Dodgers in extra innings. By Saturday afternoon, the winning team’s fans continued to show their enthusiasm outside the stadium.

Yankees and Dodgers historic series

The influx of Dodgers fans in New York is the most significant since the team left Brooklyn in 1957.

Historically, the Dodgers and Yankees have faced off in the World Series eight times during the Dodgers’ Brooklyn era. Since relocating to Los Angeles, the teams have met three more times in the Fall Classic. Their 11 total World Series meetings are the most between any two teams, although they haven’t clashed in the championship since 1981.

Yankees vs. Dodgers June 7-9, 2024.

Friday night’s game had a playoff-like atmosphere, with the Dodgers edging out a 2-1 win in 11 innings, their fans visibly present throughout Yankee Stadium. By Saturday, the presence of Dodgers supporters intensified.

Just before 2 p.m. on Saturday, nearly six hours before the first pitch, a photo captured numerous Dodgers fans lined up outside Billy’s Sports Bar. The group, escorted by police, proceeded to the stadium gates.

These fans are part of Pantone 294, a Dodgers fan group named after the team’s primary color. The FOX broadcast indicated that 5,000 members of the group participated in the Bronx takeover, drawing comparisons to the Mets fan group, The 7 Line, named after the subway line that stops at Citi Field.

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