Where to get a limited edition LAFC TAP card

Over the years, many people have asked me why we can’t publicly sell TAP cards featuring our local beloved sports teams. The reason is simply that we don’t have permission to use their names and logos. But no longer!

As part of the Metro x LAFC partnership, we have limited edition LAFC TAP cards that will be available for purchase starting Tuesday, Sept. 18. Here’s where you can get one, while supplies last:

Red/Purple Line

  • Union Station
  • Civic Center/Grand Park
  • Pershing Square
  • Westlake/MacArthur Park
  • Wilshire/Vermont
  • Wilshire/Western
  • Hollywood/Western
  • Hollywood/Vine
  • Hollywood/Highland
  • Universal City/Studio City
  • North Hollywood

Gold Line

  • Union Station
  • Atlantic
  • Indiana
  • Mariachi Plaza
  • Little Tokyo/Arts District
  • Chinatown
  • Lincoln/Cypress
  • Highland Park
  • South Pasadena
  • Fillmore
  • Del Mar
  • Memorial Park
  • Lake
  • Sierra Madre
  • Arcadia
  • Monrovia
  • Duarte/City of Hope
  • Irwindale
  • Azusa Downtown
  • APU/Citrus College

Expo Line

  • 7th Street/Metro Center
  • Pico
  • LATTC/Ortho Institute
  • Jefferson/USC
  • Expo Park/USC
  • Expo/Vermont
  • Expo/Crenshaw
  • Expo/La Brea
  • La Cienega/Jefferson
  • Culver City
  • Expo/Sepulveda
  • Expo/Bundy
  • 17th St/SMC
  • Downtown Santa Monica

Blue Line

  • Florence
  • 103rd St/Watts Towers
  • Willowbrook/Rosa Parks
  • Artesia
  • Del Amo
  • Willow Street
  • 1st Street
  • Downtown Long Beach
  • Pacific Avenue

Green Line

  • Norwalk
  • Lakewood
  • Harbor Freeway
  • Aviation/LAX

Orange Line

  • North Hollywood
  • Van Nuys
  • De Soto
  • Canoga
  • Chatsworth
  • Valley College
  • Pierce College

Silver Line

  • Harbor Gateway Transit Center
  • El Monte Bus Station

Metro Customer Centers

  • Union Station East Portal
  • Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Center
  • East Los Angeles Center
  • Wilshire/Vermont Center

There will be LAFC stickers above the screens showing which TVMs have these cards in stock.

Don’t forget to Go Metro to the remaining LAFC games this season! They’re in a good position to lock down a playoff spot as the regular season draws to a close — no mean feat for a team in its inaugural season. Take the Expo Line to Expo Park/USC Station, or the Silver Line to the 37th Street Transitway Station. Metro Bus 81 to 39th/Figueroa is another option — the 81 runs between Eagle Rock, DTLA and South Los Angeles.

As an added bonus for transit riding supporters: show your TAP card at any merchandise kiosk on game days or at LAFC HQ team store during store hours and receive a 10 percent discount on official LAFC hats!

12 replies

  1. went by two of the locations looking for the LAFC TAP card, (Aviation/LAX & Harbor Gateway) but no signage indicating they had loaded any of the LAFC tap cards….disappointing

    • Hi Steve,

      If the stickers above the screens have been removed, the cards are sold out at those stations. Sorry for any inconvenience.

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source

  2. At Hollywood/Highland, they put the signs on the TVMs, but did not stock any TAP Cards. The signs therefore are a disingenuous generic TAP card sales tactic. This applies to both labeled TVMs at this station.

    • Hi,

      There are approximately 1500 cards stocked at each location. Once they run out, they will not be restocked. If cards at Hollywood/Highland are already out, I’ll ask TAP staff to remove the stickers.

      Thank you,

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source

      • Sorry about my original wording. I wonder if perhaps they hadn’t been put in yet; it seems odd that they’d already have run out only three hours into the day. (Were they actually stocked yesterday? I saw stickers on machines at Universal, but was hurrying upstairs to catch a bus.)

        • Hi Chris,

          Due to the number of stations that needed to be stocked, staff had to begin roll out last night. It’s possible some people realized they were already stocked and went to purchase some. We’ve also seen people purchasing multiple cards at once. We do our best to ensure everyone gets a fair chance to get the cards, but once the cards are out there it’s hard to predict which stations run out first.

          Anna Chen
          Writer, The Source

    • Stations that have a large number of users, like Hollywood and Highland, seem to run out of TAP cards sooner. They do need to do a better job of removing the stickers. The stickers for the Pride tap cards are still at Union Station TVM’s but they cards are sold out!!

      • Hi,

        Thank you, we’ll request TAP staff remove the stickers as soon as possible.

        Anna Chen
        Writer, The Source

  3. I really like the background of the card. The logo looks pretty good. I hope more cards like this, but not sport oriented, are designed/produced. Ah like the ride with Pride…

    why not have station editions where the art of the stations from the artists are produced? Math oriented cards like irregular polygons that tile the plane?

    • How about city editions. Pasadena ones with City Hall in the background sold at Pasadena stations and outlets. Santa Monica ones with the pier sign sold in SaMo. Long Beach with the Queen Mary and the towers sold in the LBC. Watts Towers. There are several more cities.