Fans planning to cheer on any of the four L.A.-area college and pro football teams this season can avoid traffic and get straight to the gridiron action by taking Metro!
USC plays Texas this Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at the Expo Line –adjacent Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. On Sunday the Rams host Washington at 1:30 p.m. at the Coliseum.
The Expo Line will run every eight minutes before and after the games with full length, three-car trains. All Metro Rail Lines including the Orange Line will run until 2 a.m. on Saturday night. The Expo/Vermont, Expo Park/USC Station and Jefferson/USC are a short walk to the Coliseum.
Another option is 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.
Metrolink is also offering special service on four lines to Union Station on Rams game days. Roundtrip tickets are $10.
Bruins fans can take the Gold Line to the Memorial Park station in Old Pasadena (UCLA’s next home game is Sept. 30). After exiting the station, turn right and walk two blocks east down Holly Street to the Parsons parking lot, where you can catch a free shuttle run by to the Rose Bowl. The buses leave from the Pasadena Avenue side of the lot.
For park-and-riders, Union Station offers $8 dollar parking in the underground garage at Patsaouras Plaza (enter from Vignes Street). Other Gold Line stations have parking, both free and paid.
Make sure to load round-trip fares on your TAP card in advance to avoid post-game lines. Round-trip fare costs $3.50 and a Metro Day Pass costs $7 dollars. If you need a TAP card, they cost $1 and are available from TAP vending machines at all Metro Rail and Orange Line stations.
Please note the new clear bag policy at the Coliseum, which same as the one that has been implemented at the Rose Bowl. For the fastest way to enter the stadium, visitors are encouraged to not bring any type of bags, or you’ll need to use a specific type of bag.
Finally , if you’re planning to see the Chargers at the StubHub Center in Carson, you can reach the Chargers new/temporary home by taking free game-day shuttle service to the stadium operated by Long Beach Transit.
Shuttles will connect with Metro Rail at the Blue Line’s Del Amo Station and the Silver Line at the Harbor Gateway Transit Center. Service begins 2.5 hours before the game begins and return trips will be available until 1.5 hours after the game ends. Shuttles will run every 10 minutes.
For those taking the Silver Line to Harbor Gateway Transit Center, one-way fare is $2.50. If you’re taking the Blue Line to Del Amo Station, fare is $1.75 for a one-way trip and $3.50 for a round trip.
For more help planning a transit trip, be sure sure to use the Metro Trip Planner or call 323. GOMETRO.
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How about the LA Kings-Vancouver exhibition game at Staples Center 2:00pm Saturday?
There are 3 Cal State teams in the area too, as well as over a dozen other colleges and universities. They each play home games in the great LA area served by Metro.