Fans are encouraged to take transit to Snapdragon Stadium for two back-to-back major soccer matches
San Diego – Snapdragon Stadium will host tens of thousands of soccer fans this weekend as Wave FC holds its home opener on Saturday, March 25, and the Mexican La Liga division match-up between the Xolos de Tijuana and Club America is in San Diego on Sunday, March 26. With more than 20,000 fans expected at each event, the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) will be running extra Trolley service to encourage fans to avoid traffic and take transit to the game. MTS’ Green Line Trolley provides direct service to Snapdragon Stadium, and will run every 15 minutes for both matches.
Saturday, March 25: Wave FC Home Opener, 7 p.m. Kick-Off
With record-breaking ticket sales for a season opener (23,500 tickets), Wave FC fans can skip the gridlock in Mission Valley by using transit.
- MTS will add extra Green Line Trolley service from downtown San Diego to the Stadium, running service every 15 minutes until approximately 7 p.m.
- Post-game, MTS will run extra Trolley service from the Stadium, up to every 15 minutes in both directions, as needed until approximately 10 p.m. After that, Green Line trains will run every 30 minutes until approximately midnight.
Sunday, March 26: Xolos vs Club America, 11 a.m. Pre-Game Festival, 2 p.m. Kick-Off
This will be the first professional men’s soccer match in Snapdragon Stadium, involving Mexico’s most popular team, Club America. Crowds are encouraged to arrive early for both the pre-game festival and match due to the large crowds expected.
- MTS will add extra service pre-game, running trains every 7.5 minutes, from downtown San Diego to the Stadium starting around 12:30 p.m., up until kick-off. (15 minute-service will resume after 1:30 p.m.)
- Post-game, MTS will run extra Trolley service up to 7.5 minutes from the Stadium, as needed until crowds diminish. 15-minute Green Line service will run until 7 p.m., and 30-minute service until approximately midnight.
Important Game Day Tips:
In order to provide the best fan experience, attendees should follow these transit tips:
- Park & Ride: Fans are encouraged to utilize MTS’ free transit station parking to park their cars and hop on the Trolley. Parking lots are available along all three Trolley lines. Transfers from the Orange and UC San Diego Blue Line Trolleys to the Green Line can be made downtown at 12th & Imperial Transit Center or Santa Fe Depot.
- Get Your Fare Early: To avoid long ticket lines pre-and post-game, fans should download the PRONTO app or use a PRONTO card and load $5 in advance of the game to cover a round-trip Adult fare ($3 for seniors). Fans must tap or scan their Trolley passes at a station validator before boarding; fares will be checked at the Stadium pre- and post-game.
- Kids Ride Free: Two kids 12 and under ride MTS free on Saturdays and Sundays when accompanied by a fare paying adult. Plus, all youth (ages 6 – 18) can ride MTS free with the Youth Opportunity Pass program (must have a valid Youth PRONTO card or Youth app account).
For additional service information, fans can visit www.sdmts.com.
The Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) operates more than 100 bus routes and three Trolley lines in 10 cities and unincorporated areas of San Diego. MTS is a leader in advancing initiatives to create a greener, cleaner and better-connected transit system in San Diego. Each weekday more than 220,000 passenger trips are taken throughout the MTS system taking people to work, school, health appointments and other essential trips. In FY 2022, MTS served more than 57 million riders. For service schedule updates, news, alerts and more information on how you can use public transportation, go to www.sdmts.com.