It’s no secret that entering and leaving Dodger Stadium can be a nightmare at times for fans. With success on the field, the Los Angeles Dodgers have seen season tickets fly off the shelves and lead baseball in attendance in 2013.
In an effort to alleviate the heavy traffic flow, the Dodgers are encouraging fans to purchase parking passes in advance of arriving at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers will also restripe parking lots, modify the circulation of traffic while also adding new signage to make it easier for drivers to find their lots more efficiently.
Here’s the entire press release from the Dodgers this morning:
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers will maintain its $10 parking price in 2014 to those fans that purchase parking in advance for the upcoming season. The charge for those without an advance parking pass will be $15.
“The fan experience is of paramount importance to the Dodgers,” said Dodgers’ President & CEO Stan Kasten. “We have been examining ways to improve our traffic flow at Dodger Stadium. We feel one of the best ways to expedite movement through the auto gates is for fans to have a prepaid parking pass when they arrive at Dodger Stadium. Transaction times will be improved.”
The Dodgers also will offer premium parking in advance at $35 and for $50 at the gate.
Dodger fans that have bought individual game tickets are encouraged to go online to purchase parking for the games they are planning to attend. Season ticket holders and mini-plan holders who did not purchase parking can take advantage of even a more reduced parking price by calling 323-DODGERS.
The Dodgers are continuing to study other transportation improvements and parking enhancements to improve ingress and egress and will have a few new initiatives in place at the opening of the season. Among the changes for the 2014 season are:
· Restriping the many lots, modifying circulation patterns and improved on-site signage.
· Added bike racks to encourage bicycles as an alternative mode of transportation to Dodger Stadium
· Enhance and promotion of the use of public bus on Sunset Boulevard and better marketing at the Metro Gold Line Chinatown and Red Line Hollywood Stations
· More and clearer way-finding signage directing traffic to underutilized gates
· Additional on-site parking spaces
The Dodgers are working closely with LA Metro and the city of Los Angeles on the many transportation alternatives that serve Union Station and that will connect fans to the Dodger Stadium Express. Last year, the Dodgers, the City of Los Angeles and LA Metro added a dedicated bus lane on Sunset Boulevard from Union Station to Elysian Park Avenue. Dodger game day tickets are honored as payment to ride the bus service and the shuttle operates 90 minutes before the game and 45 minutes after the game. For specific route and schedule information, fans can visit www.metro.net or call 323.GO.METRO.