Get on board, it’s time to Go Metro to LAFC games at Banc of California Stadium

LAFC’s home opener is this Sunday, March 3 at Banc of California Stadium, and the best way to get there — and for every match this season — is via the Expo Line, Silver Line or Metro Bus 81.

The specifics:

•Take the Expo Line to Expo Park/USC Station. From there it’s a five- to 10-minute walk through Exposition Park’s Rose Garden and past the California Science Museum.

•If you’re coming from the South Bay, consider taking 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.

Please note that CicLAvia — Culver City meets Mar Vista + Palms is also taking place this Sunday, so trains may be a little extra crowded as CicLAvia attendees returning home meet those heading to the match.

Plan ahead and avoid long lines at TAP vending machines by loading fare or a pass on your TAP card before you start your trip. A round-trip ride is $3.50 in Stored Value, and a Metro Day Pass is $7. 

To get rider updates on any service changes, check or follow @metroLAalerts.

2 replies

  1. If the trains are going to be extra crowded with both soccer fans and CicLAVia participants, why didn’t Metro sponsor CicLAVia on a different weekend? Especially one later in the year which would have a smaller chance of rain?

    Please don’t blame the CicLAvia organizers, since you sponsor CicLAvia. Metro should have worked with them to hold CicLAvia on a different date.

    Also, please don’t blame someone else at Metro. Since you work at Metro, you should go up the chain of command to someone who oversees both yourself and whoever made the scheduling mistake and get an answer.

  2. Metro too infrequently (including this post on the Source) fails to inform riders of the surcharge for Silver Line fares. It’s $2.50 each way or $5.00 RT, and $1.35 peak for seniors; 95 cents off-peak.

    Similarly, none of the fare machines along the Silver Line inform riders of the Silver Line surcharge.

    I am a big fan of Silver Line service, but the buses – even midday and on weekends – have reached capacity. Metro should run larger buses with even greater frequency.

    There are lessons to be learned from the Silver Line’s success.