LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Embrace the carpool, Dodger fans.

That’s the message the Los Angeles Dodgers put out Friday ahead of expected heavy traffic around Dodger Stadium for Games 1 and 2 of their National League Division Series against the New York Mets today and Saturday.

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Fans headed to Friday’s game – which is set to begin at 6:45 p.m. – are expected to face the typical rush hour freeway traffic in addition to congestion due to the game.

Traffic for Saturday’s game at 6:07 p.m. could be even worse due to congestion from the U.S.-Mexico CONCACAF Cup soccer game at the Rose Bowl, which is scheduled to start at roughly the same time.

Officials say the best option for Dodger fans is the Dodger Stadium Express shuttle bus service from Union Station, which will
begin service at 4:15 p.m. today and 3:37 p.m. Saturday. The service is free for everyone with a game ticket.

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South Bay Dodger Stadium Express Service will begin two hours before each game from the Harbor Gateway Transit Center.

While transportation options are still open, fans without a ticket may have to stay home: the Dodgers have sold out of tickets for Game 1 and 2, so the team is now offering standing-room only tickets in the top deck.

The Dodgers’ first two Division Series games and their first potential home game for the League Championship Series are sold out.

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