USC homecoming eliminates LAFC fans’ MLS Cup parking options

What happens when the game of the world collides with the game of America in a car crazy city like Los Angeles?

We’ll find out in a moment.

On Saturday, the MLS Cup final between LAFC and Philadelphia Union kicks off to a sold-out crowd of more than 22,500 just after 1 p.m. at Banc of California Stadium, which is less than a football field from the Coliseum, where ninth-place finishers USC will play his home game against Cal at 7:30 p.m. This game is expected to attract more than 55,000.

And that’s threatening football mageddon raises a very important question: where does everyone park?

If you’re a football fan, the answer might be Dodger Stadium.

USC is given priority parking at Exposition Park, so parking will not be available in or around either stadium for fans attending the MLS Cup Finals. LAFC encourages fans to park at a subway station and take the Expo Line to the Expo Park/USC station, which is a short walk from Banc of California Stadium. The Silver Line Bus Rapid Transit Lines 910/950 to the I-110/37th St. station is another option. You can plan your trip with the Transit app or the online trip planner.

Fans can also park on Lot 1 at Dodger Stadium and take a shuttle bus to Exposition Park. Lot 1 on Sunset Boulevard opens at 9:00 am and there are no fees for parking or the shuttle service, which makes its last scheduled trip from the Banc of California to Dodger Stadium at 6:00 pm. Uber and Lyft are also allowed to get to the park dropoff spot at the corner of Vermont and Exposition.

“In one of the greatest sporting cities in the world, it’s not surprising that we find ourselves in a unique and challenging situation with same-day events at Expo Park,” LAFC co-president Larry Freedman said in a statement. “We are fortunate to be able to work with our partners at Metro and the Dodgers to provide the best possible alternatives for our fans and supporters attending the MLS Cup.”

https://www.latimes.com/sports/story/2022-11-01/lafc-usc-traffic-saturday USC homecoming eliminates LAFC fans’ MLS Cup parking options

Emma Bowman

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