Fans Urged To Carpool, Take Mass Transit To Dodgers Opener

It’s Opening Day at Dodger Stadium, but if you’re planning on skipping out on work or school to make the first pitch, officials say you should consider alternative transportation to ease congestion.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are encouraging fans on Thursday to carpool or take public transportation to Dodger Stadium and arrive early for the season opener against the World Series champion San Francisco Giants.

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Opening Day draws more cars than usual for a sold-out game, as more fans than usual drive alone, coming from their offices to Dodger Stadium.

Dodger VP Josh Rawitz had some advice for the 56,000 people expected to crowd Dodger Stadium: bring your team spirit — and a little patience.

The Dodger Express Bus again will run from Union Station to Dodger Stadium for every game this season. The fare is free for ticket holders.

The express will operate from the Patsaouras Bus Plaza adjacent to the east portal of Union Station and continue to Dodger Stadium via Sunset Boulevard and Cesar Chavez Avenue.

Passengers will be dropped off and picked up in the Dodgers parking lot behind left-center field.

The auto gates will open at 1 p.m. and the stadium gates at 1:30 p.m. for the game scheduled to begin slightly after 5 p.m.

KNX1070’s Randy Kerdoon reports that many Dodger fans are complaining about how the McCourts are running the team.

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