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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Comments (11)
  1. Barry Bonds says:

    GO DOYERS!!!

  2. Fox says:

    can’t wait to try their new hot dog…. With chesse,chili,oions,jalapenos,tomatoes etc…… sweet go dodgers!!!

    1. jaided says:

      frank mccourt is a chump.

  3. Life-Long Angeleno & Dodger Fan says:

    I’m only going to one game this season and even then, I’m a bit hesitant. I don’t want to give a dime to the McCourts.

  4. Ben says:

    Fans of the hated Giants paid an airplane pilot to fly over Dodger Stadium during today’s opening game of the season to tow a banner that reads “BEAT LA”. All of us in attendance at that game can counter this by getting together and yelling as loud as we can “BEAT FRISCO! BEAT FRISCO! BEAT FRISCO!” Those fans of the hated Giants isn’t going to spoil it for us on our home turf on opening day.

    1. Rick says:

      Just make sure it is not a crop duster, oh wait, many of the fans present would be used to such a sight.

      1. (p)Rick says:

        What do you have against farmers from the Central Valley?

      2. Saber 1 says:

        There all ILLEGAL ALIEN$ farm workers, that is what I have against them.

  5. Hernar says:

    Go u lame Doyers…..

  6. thefewbadDodgerfansruinit says:

    they forgot to tell the fans to bring a bullet proof vest…

  7. bad mom says:

    bad mom in the video…she needs a spanking

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