A fight outside Dodger Stadium after Game 1 of the National League Division Series between the New York Mets and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday has left one fan with severe injuries.
According to Kate Mather of the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles police officer Matthew Ludwig said as of Monday night the fan "remained hospitalized...in critical but stable condition."
Per Mather's report, the fight occurred in the Dodger Stadium parking lot around 10:30 p.m. PT after a "verbal argument" turned physical. Detectives from the LAPD robbery-homicide division are still investigating the case.
Speaking to ABC 7 in Chicago, witness Maria Cerecer said there were people helping the attacked fan by holding rally towels that were passed out prior to the game on the victim's head. Mather's report notes Ludwig could not confirm if the fight involved Mets and Dodgers fans.
Dodger Stadium is not immune to violent acts involving fans. In February 2014, Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood pleaded guilty to felony charges in the attack of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow that left him permanently disabled nearly three years earlier.
Mather noted the Dodgers have used increased security since the Stow incident in 2011. This latest incident may be the impetus for the team to bulk up security measures around the stadium once again.