Sure, maybe the Mexico vs. Croatia match tomorrow at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is technically just a “friendly,” but that’s no excuse to be any less passionate about your team or the beautiful game itself.
With an expected attendance near 65,000, it’s unlikely fans from either team needed that reminder.
But here’s something worth repeating: traffic and parking are going to be a nightmare. Traffic on Interstate 110 might be heavier than usual with the Dodgers playing at home that night as well.
Luckily, the Coliseum is adjacent to the Expo Line Expo Park/USC Station and Metro will be running enhanced Metro Rail service throughout Saturday afternoon and evening to accommodate fans heading to the game, which starts at 4:30 p.m.
Go Metro Info:
It costs $3.50 in stored value to ride the Expo Line roundtrip plus $1 for a reusable TAP card, per person. The fare includes two hours of free transfers if you need to ride more than one rail or bus line. Remember to tap your own card before each boarding, including at transfer stations.
Another option: the Silver Line, which runs from El Monte Station, through DTLA and to Harbor Gateway Transit Center and San Pedro. Use the 37th St/USC Station, which is about a 10-minute walk to the Coliseum. Note: you need to already have a TAP card to ride the Silver Line and the fare is $2.50 per ride.
L.A. Coliseum Info:
A reminder that there is a clear bag policy at the Coliseum. For the fastest way to enter the stadium, guests are encouraged not to bring any type of bags, but if you need to bring items inside with you, you’ll need to use a specific type of bag. See graphic below and read up on the the Coliseum’s clear bag policy here.
For more Metro gameday tips, click here.
The game is taking place next to the under construction Banc of California Stadium, where L.A.’s newest sports franchise, Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC), will begin playing next year. Saturday night’s match is being hosted by the club.
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