The San Francisco Muni tracks headed toward the home of the San Francisco Giants. Photo by Steven Damron, via Flickr creative commons.
Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs, as seen from the El’s Addison station. Photo by John Lobel, via Flickr creative commons.
Petco Park in downtown San Diego with the San Diego trolley station in the foreground. Photo by Kevin Baird, via Flickr creative commons.
A Sound Transit commuter train in front of the home of the Seattle Mariners. There’s a commuter rail and light rail station adjacent to the stadium. Photo by Richard Eriksson via Flickr creative commons.
In the morning headlines today, we linked to an L.A. Times article bemoaning the bad traffic at Dodger Stadium. With that in mind, here’s a look at four ballparks in the U.S. that are easy to reach via regional transit systems.
I love how Safeway Park in Seattle has the commuter rail option adjacent. I can’t wait to catch the Red-to-Expo/Blue-Pico Station trains to watch (wait for it, wait for it…) A PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM at the new Farmer’s Field. The station may need some upgrades to handle the traffic (?) but I can’t wait, yo.
Yeah, George, I’d love to see a light rail actually head up Sunset past Dodger Stadium and then into Glendale!
Map here: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=217816814498541406330.0004b64df7e2934977076&msa=0
And then connect this line in Silverlake with the Red Line in Hollywood via a Sunset Streetcar.
Sunset Boulevard light rail to Dodger Stadium and beyond! It’d be nice, huh?
The CTA’s elevated lines (and their subway lines, for that matter) are not called the “El,” but rather the “L.”
Incidentally, Fenway Park is served by the Boston “T” Green Line (all branches) at the Kenmore and Fenway Stations. Despite the name, Kenmore is actually closer.
Here’s a shot in San Francisco that shows just how close the Muni stops to the stadium.