MTS Ramps up Trolley Service for Red Hot Chili Peppers Concert at PETCO Park

Dozens of free parking stations along Trolley lines will be available for thousands of event-goers.

San Diego- On Wednesday, July 27, 2022, the Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform at PETCO Park. Around 40,000 event-goers will be heading to Downtown for the event and the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) will be ramping up service to accommodate the crowds, and provide hassle free parking and transportation to the concert.

Getting to the Event: 

  • Take any Trolley line to 12th & Imperial Center (one block away from PETCO Park)
  • Take the Trolley’s Green Line to the Gaslamp Quarter Station (Fifth Avenue and Harbor Drive, one block away from PETCO Park)
  • Trolleys will depart all stations every 15 minutes or better most of the day

Post-Concert Trolley Service: 

  • All three Trolley lines (Orange, Green and Blue) will offer extra service when the concert ends to help concert-goers get home quicker
  • Green Line:
    • Frequency will be every 15 minutes after the concert with extra trips as needed.
    • Last departure from the Gaslamp Quarter Station to SDSU and Santee is 11:53 p.m.
  • UC San Diego Blue Line:
    • Additional service toward UTC will operate after the concert as needed.
    • Take the UCSD Blue Line from 12th & Imperial to UTC or take the Green Line from Gaslamp Quarter (transfer at Old Town).
    • BONUS! New Park & Ride lots are located at Nobel Drive, Balboa Avenue, and Tecolote Road.
    • Service toward San Ysidro:
      • Trolleys will depart every 15 minutes toward Chula Vista and San Ysidro.
  • Orange Line:
    • Extra service toward El Cajon will operate after the concert as needed. Take the Orange Line from 12th & Imperial heading east.

Buying Your Transit Fare: 

Hassle Free Parking:

Dozens of transit centers allow for plenty of free parking when taking the Trolley or bus to PETCO. See full list of lots and number of spaces available.

MTS operates more than 100 bus routes and three Trolley lines in 10 cities and unincorporated areas of San Diego. Frequencies and spans have been restored to near-pre-COVID-19 levels. Updated schedules can be accessed on the MTS website.


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