We all know driving to Dodger Stadium can be a total traffic nightmare. The line of cars just waiting to get up the hill, the gridlock in the parking lot – when there’s parking to be found at all. But the Dodgers have advanced to the National League Championship Series and the Big Blue faithful are turning out in droves to support them. To help ease the congestion, the Dodgers are offering free parking to those who carpool to the games.
Rideshare with 4 or more people to the upcoming Dodger games and receive free general parking. Added bonus from carpooling: you can use the Expresslanes for free. You’ll also be able to use the bus lane to the stadium. Arrive earlier to avoid traffic delays. Parking gates and turnstiles will open three hours prior to all postseason game times.
From the Mayor’s Office:
Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), in conjunction with Metro, will support the Dodgers’ offer of free post season general parking to fans who carpool with four or more people by allowing those vehicles (carpools of four or more) to use the bus lane approaching Dodger Stadium during the playoffs.
The bus lane, along Sunset Boulevard between Figueroa Street and Elysian Park Avenue, will operate 3 hours prior to game time until 8:00 PM on Monday, October 14th.
Mayor Garcetti continues to encourage all fans to ride free on the Dodger Stadium Express bus from Union station with their game ticket: http://www.metro.net/around/dodger-stadium-express/
And of course, there’s the Dodger Stadium Express that leaves from Union Station. Game day tickets will be honored as payment to ride the bus and service will start three hours before each postseason game until 90 minutes after each game. Connect with the Dodger Stadium Express via the Gold, Red or Purple Line, Metrolink, Amtrak and many Metro and municipal bus lines.
Continue reading after the jump for the full press release from the Dodgers:
LOS ANGELES – As part of the continuous effort to encourage our fans to utilize all modes of transportation to mitigate traffic flow, the Los Angeles Dodgers will be offering fans free general parking during the postseason if they have four or more passengers in their car.
“We know we had a parking issue during our recent National League Division Series win against Atlanta,” said Renata Simril, Senior Vice-President, External Affairs. “We parked more than 20,000 cars and several hundred fans were unable to park at Dodger Stadium last Monday night. We reached our capacity and some fans without parking passes were directed off-site. We were very sorry about inconveniencing these fans and felt we needed to do something to address this problem.
“We urge all of our fans to rideshare or carpool and examine all alternative transportation methods to do their part. We hope our fans will take advantage of our free parking offer with four or more fans in a vehicle in hopes of reducing our traffic flow and the number of cars at Dodger Stadium. We want our fans to have a memorable experience during the postseason.”
As Dodger Stadium will be at maximum capacity for all postseason games, fans are also urged to arrive earlier than ever to avoid traffic delays and parking concerns. Parking gates and turnstiles will open three hours prior to ALL postseason game times.
Earlier this season, the Dodgers partnered with LA Metro for the fourth consecutive year to offer the Dodger Stadium Express bus service. This year the Dodgers added a dedicated bus lane on Sunset Boulevard from Union Station to Elysian Park Avenue, which further expedites the ride for fans. Dodger game day tickets will be honored as payment to ride the bus service and the shuttle will operate three hours before each postseason game until 90 minutes after each game.
Fans are encouraged to use the many transportation alternatives that serve Union Station and that will connect them to the new Dodger Stadium Express. For specific route and schedule information fans can visit www.metro.net or call 323.GO.METRO.
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