Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Don't Be a Fool... Carpool! Free Parking at Playoffs for Carpoolers!

With the stadium filled to capacity for Dodger games this postseason it's only reasonable that the Dodgers do their level best to convince fans to group together in order to alleviate traffic congestion.  Heck, it has just been reported that on Monday the parking lot was so full hundreds of fans had to be turned away.

So, to mitigate future traffic congestion the Dodgers are offering free parking to fans who carpool to the game with 4 or more passengers in the car.  That's right, if you pack in your car with fans you get parking for FREE!

Per a Dodgers press release:
“We know we had a parking issue during our recent National League Division Series win against Atlanta,” said Renata Simril, Senior Vice-President, External Affairs.  “We parked more than 20,000 cars and several hundred fans were unable to park at Dodger Stadium last Monday night.  We reached our capacity and some fans without parking passes were directed off-site.  We were very sorry about inconveniencing these fans and felt we needed to do something to address this problem.
“We urge all of our fans to rideshare or carpool and examine all alternative transportation methods to do their part.  We hope our fans will take advantage of our free parking offer with four or more fans in a vehicle in hopes of reducing our traffic flow and the number of cars at Dodger Stadium.  We want our fans to have a memorable experience during the postseason.”
As Dodger Stadium will be at maximum capacity for all postseason games, fans are also urged to arrive earlier than ever to avoid traffic delays and parking concerns.  Parking gates and turnstiles will open three hours prior to ALL postseason game times. 
Earlier this season, the Dodgers partnered with LA Metro for the fourth consecutive year to offer the Dodger Stadium Express bus service.  This year the Dodgers added a dedicated bus lane on Sunset Boulevard from Union Station to Elysian Park Avenue, which further expedites the ride for fans. Dodger game day tickets will be honored as payment to ride the bus service and the shuttle will operate three hours before each postseason game until 90 minutes after each game.
Fans are encouraged to use the many transportation alternatives that serve Union Station and that will connect them to the new Dodger Stadium Express. For specific route and schedule information fans can visit or call 323.GO.METRO.

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