San Diego has the pleasure of hosting three playoff games this weekend and the Metropolitan Transit System is ready, providing extra trolley service on all three lines for fans.
The games: at 5:37 p.m Friday and 6:37 p.m. Saturday at Petco Park, the San Diego Padres host the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Division Series, then, at 7 p.m. Sunday, at Snapdragon Stadium, the San Diego Wave Fútbol Club plays its first playoff match against the Chicago Red Stars.
The ballpark and Snapdragon are expected to be sold out, so downtown and Mission Valley traffic will be heavy and parking fees steep. MTS has extra service and special offers available to help.
- All three MTS Trolley lines provide direct access to Petco. Fans can use the 12th & Imperial Transit Center or Gaslamp Quarter Station.
- Before the Friday game, on the Blue Line, there will be service every 7.5 minutes between San Ysidro and 12th & Imperial; on Saturday, there will be 15-minute service between UTC and 12th & Imperial and between San Ysidro and 12th & Imperial. Pre-game, Green and Orange Lines will run 15-minute service both days.
- After the games, on the Blue Line, 15-minute service will extend north to UTC; 15-minute service will continue to San Ysidro until 12:07 a.m. on Friday and 11:37 p.m. on Saturday. On the Orange Line there will be 15-minute service after the game until 11:56 p.m., and on the Green Line, 15-minute service to San Diego State until 11:36 p.m. Last trips to Santee will depart at 10:36 p.m. Friday and 11:21 p.m. Saturday.
In addition, MTS will offer a discounted two-day Padres Pass Friday and Saturday, with all-day transit service for $8, a $12 value. The pass is available through the PRONTO app and online at RidePRONTO. It will be available at ticket machines starting Friday.
- The Green Line provides service to and from the stadium every 15 minutes. Before the game, MTS will operate normally.
- Trolley frequency increases after the game, with the Blue Line and Orange Line providing 30-minute service, while the Green Line will offer extended 30-minute service, with shuttle service as needed.
Kids also ride free. The MTS Youth Opportunity Pass is available, as is the Family Weekend offer, in which two kids 12 and under ride free with an adult.
The MTS recommends some prime free Park & Ride locations, including Hazard Center (Green Line), Old Town Transit Center (Green Line, Blue Line), El Cajon Transit Center (Green Line, Orange Line), Nobel Drive, Tecolote Road, Balboa Avenue, Palm Avenue, E Street (all along the Blue Line ) and Euclid Avenue and Spring Street (along the Orange Line.