Go Metro to College Football Championship and other big events this weekend!

Georgia and TCU meet on Monday, Jan. 9, at SoFi Stadium in the College Football Playoff National Championship. If you’re headed to the game or the events in downtown Los Angeles, Metro can easily get you there while skipping the hassles of dealing with L.A. traffic and expensive parking.

The Game

Our SoFi Stadium Shuttle is an easy way to reach SoFi Stadium in Inglewood. Metro runs a free shuttle bus between our C Line train’s Hawthorne/Lennox Stadium and the stadium.

The C Line train runs between the cities of Norwalk and Redondo Beach. From Downtown Los Angeles, riders can reach the C Line by taking either the J Line (Silver) express bus and transferring to the C Line at Harbor Freeway Station or taking the A (Blue) Line train and transferring to the C Line at Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station. 

•To reach the shuttle bus, riders should exit the station and board buses on northbound Hawthorne Boulevard. Shuttle buses will drop off and pick up riders at the Purple shuttle zone at SoFi Stadium — near the corner of Prairie Avenue and Arbor Vitae Street.

•Shuttle buses to SoFi Stadium will run every five to eight minutes from Hawthorne/Lennox C Line Station beginning at 12.30 p.m., with kickoff at 4:30 p.m. local time. After the game, buses will run frequently for up to 90 minutes until crowds are cleared.

•To plan your trip to the game, Metro suggests that riders download Transit app, Metro’s official app.

•You can also drive to the C Line and park at one of the stations. There are also 5,365 parking spots available at C Line Stations — with paid parking at some stations and free parking at others. Parking rates for the game Monday are:

–Hawthorne/Lennox – $25 pre-sale, $30 on-site with the sale of passes ending either when the lot is sold out or 12 hours prior to the game. To purchase parking passes at this station, click here.
–Crenshaw – $5 payable on site.
–Aviation – $10 payable on site.
–Norwalk – $3 payable on site.
–Redondo Beach – free.

•The SoFi shuttle bus is free but regular fares apply for other Metro buses and trains. Regular Metro fares are $1.75 for a one-way trip and include two hours of free transfers. Fares are paid with TAP cards, which are available for $2 at TAP Vending Machines at all Metro Rail stations. We recommend purchasing round-trip fare in advance to avoid waits at TAP machines after the game. 

Go Metro to Playoff Fan Central 

Fans can experience Playoff Fan Central at the L.A. Convention Center from January 6 to January 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will take place in the Convention Center’s South Hall at 1201 S. Figueroa Street in Los Angeles.

The L.A. Convention Center is easy to reach via Metro by taking the A (Blue) Line train, E (Expo) Line train or J Line (Silver) bus and exiting at Pico Station. The Convention Center is just one block away on Figueroa Street.

AT&T Playoff Playlist Live Concerts

The shows at Banc of California Stadium are on Saturday, January 7, and Sunday, January 8, starting at 6 p.m.  Metro’s E (Expo) Line train is a short walk from the stadium — use the Expo/USC Station.

The following Metro Bus lines also offer service to SoFi Stadium and operate every day:

  • Metro Bus Line 115 runs along Manchester Boulevard. Use the Manchester/Prairie stop for SoFi Stadium.
  • Metro Bus Line 117 runs along Century Boulevard. Use the Century/Prairie stop for SoFi Stadium.
  • Metro Bus Line 212 runs along La Brea Avenue and Prairie Avenue. Use the Prairie/Arbor Vitae stop for SoFi Stadium. You can also transfer to/from Line 212 at the K Line’s Downtown Inglewood Station.