Saturday, Nov. 17 will be the first UCLA vs. USC game at the Rose Bowl since Expo Line opened. Kick off will be at 12 p.m. and huge crowds are expected — 90,000 plus. Metro Rail will be running enhanced service to accommodate the fans heading to the Rose Bowl.
If heading to the game, exit the Gold Line at Memorial Park station and walk two blocks west to the free bus shuttles that run between the Parsons Engineering parking lot and the Rose Bowl. More information from the Rose Bowl website:
An Important Message to Fans
Attendance for the UCLA-USC game at the Rose Bowl Stadium on November 17 is expected to reach 90,000 fans. Stadium officials are expecting an increased number of vehicles on game day, and, as a result, heavy traffic and congested streets. Parking will be extremely limited at the Rose Bowl Stadium. Fans are urged to consider carpooling or taking public transportation. Parking will only be available to only those patrons holding tickets to the game.
Metro is adding service and/or capacity between USC and Pasadena:
Gold Line: 3-car trains at 6-minute headways between Sierra Madre Villa Station and Union Station three hours before and after the game.
Red Line: regular service, with 6-car trains three hours before and after the game.
Expo Line: rail service augmented by shuttle service from Vermont Station to 7th/Metro for 6-minute headways on this segment of the line three hours before and after the game.
Metro customer service agents will be stationed at 7th/Metro and Union Station to help direct riders and safety ambassadors will be stationed along the Expo Line around Expo Park and USC.
Finally, there is no eating or drinking on Metro trains and platforms, so please wait until you reach your final destination before starting in on your game day treats.
And after the jump, a very, very special message from a high-ranking Metro official.