San Diego – An exciting week of sports in San Diego began yesterday as the United States and Canada faced off in the opening game of the 2023 World Lacrosse Men’s Championship at Snapdragon Stadium. The excitement continues as the World Lacrosse Championship host more than 100 games in the next 10 days at three different venues – all accessible by transit!
Additionally, the San Diego Wave and the San Diego Padres will be in action at home this upcoming weekend. These events will surely draw thousands of attendees and long lines of traffic, which is why MTS is recommending those that plan to attend any of these games to use the Trolley for a hassle-free game-day experience.
Getting to Snapdragon for San Diego Wave vs OL Reign, game begins Saturday at 7:00 p.m.
Come to Snapdragon Stadium to bid farewell to San Diego Wave stars Alex Morgan and Naomi Girma as they head off to Australia and New Zealand to represent the USWNT in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
- Green Line: In addition to regular 15-minute service on the Green Line, two additional trips will be operated from the 12th & Imperial Transit Center at 6:51 p.m. and 7:21 p.m.
- UC San Diego Blue Line and Orange Line: MTS will run standard service.
- Green Line: In addition to regular 30-minute service on the Green Line, two shuttles will be available at Stadium Station to provide additional westbound service. Eastbound Green Line will be covered by additional trips operating due to Padres post-game service that same day.
UC San Diego Blue Line and Orange Line: MTS will run standard service.
Getting to Petco Park for Padres vs Nationals. Friday game starts at 6:40 p.m., Saturday game starts at 5:40 p.m., and Sunday game starts at 1:10 p.m.
All three Trolley lines provide direct access to Petco Park. Fans can use the 12th & Imperial Transit Center or Gaslamp Quarter Station for convenient access to the game. People heading to downtown for the games should expect limited parking and added traffic.
- All Trolley lines will run standard 15-minute service or better on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
- Green Line: 15-minute service (to Santee) will be extended until 11:21 p.m. Friday and 10:36 p.m. Saturday, with additional service as needed.
- UC San Diego Blue Line: 15-minute service will be extended north to UTC for approximately 45 minutes after the game Friday and Saturday. Normal 15-minute service will run post-game Sunday.
- Orange Line: 30-minute service after the game, with additional 15-minute service as needed.
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 with Senior PRONTO card). Fans must tap or scan their Trolley passes at a station validator before boarding; fares will be checked are often checked pre- and post-game.
- Youth Ride Free: All youth 5 years old and under ride free all day any day. No pass required. Kids ages 6-18-year-old 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.