With a train station conveniently located in the parking lot for Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Metrolink officials have added service and cut ticket prices for next Tuesday’s All-Star Game.
The game is scheduled to start at 5 p.m., so the extra northbound and southbound service is welcome for those who don’t want to navigate the often-clogged freeways and surface streets around the stadium. The train ride takes 45 to 50 minutes each way between Los Angeles Union Station and the stadium.
In Los Angeles County, Union Station is also the hub for Metrolink — here’s a link to Metrolink’s schedules for all its lines running to and from Union Station. Parking at Union Station is $6 (the entrance is in the rear, off Vignes) or you can avoid driving by taking numerous Metro bus lines or either the Metro Red/Purple line subway or Gold Line light rail to Union Station and transfering to Metrolink.
The American League has won 12 of the past 13 all-star games — the 2002 game ended in a most ridiculous tie. The league that wins the game gets home field advantage in the World Series.