How to Trolley to Wave Games in 2024

Trolley to Snapdragon Stadium

After an exciting run for the playoffs last season, the San Diego Wave FC is back for its third season!  Wave games draw in large crowds of soccer fans - with an average attendance last season of nearly 21,000 fans per match. That’s *a lot* of gridlock in the parking lot post-match. Let MTS come in with the assist - we'll help you get to and from the stadium with direct, frequent service. (Be sure to check out our Snapdragon Stadium page).

#1 Fans Get Their PRONTO Cards in Advance – and Load Them

Be sure to travel with your PRONTO card (or the app). We don’t recommend buying one-way paper tickets. Fans who buy one-way tickets will find themselves stuck in long lines pre- and post-game and they’ll miss out on the benefits – like free 2-hour transfers to help you complete your journey.

It’s easy to choose between a free virtual PRONTO card (on our PRONTO app) or grabbing a physical PRONTO card (one-time $2 fee). Each passenger will need their own separate PRONTO card or app account to pay for their fare – sorry, no sharing cards.

Virtual Card

Grab your smartphone and download the PRONTO app to register for a free virtual card. Use Google Play or the App Store by searching “PRONTO San Diego”.

Physical Card

Snag a physical PRONTO card from the ticket machines at Trolley stations, the Transit Store, or one of our PRONTO retail outlets.

How Much Do I Need to Ride?

Once you have your PRONTO app or card, you’ll want to make sure it’s loaded with your transit fare before game day. We recommend loading enough for a round-trip ($5 for Adults and $3 for Seniors).

Fares Adult Senior / Disabled / Medicare
One-Way Fare $2.50 $1.25
Earned Day Pass $6.00 $3.00

Tap or Scan Before Boarding – Every Ride, Every Time

When you get to a Trolley station, scan the app or tap your card on a station validator before boarding the Trolley. A one-way fare will be deducted from your account (and will include any transfers within two hours). If you’ve already loaded enough money onto your card, then you’re set for an easy trip back – simply tap or scan again without having to buy another fare! Need more help? Check out our video on Getting Started with PRONTO. If you make more than two trips in a day, you will stop being charged once you reach the value of a Day Pass ($6 Adults, $3 SDM).

Are you a season ticket holder or plan on going to multiple games? Add more money for future use on PRONTO. Money added to PRONTO will never expire.

Are you taking the whole family to the Wave game? Save even more with the MTS Youth Opportunity Pass (18 and under ride free) or Family Weekend promos - two kids 12 and under ride free with an adult, no PRONTO card needed.

Crowds at Snapdragon Stadium

Need Directions? Use the MTS Trip Planner

Stuck on how to get to Snapdragon Stadium? The MTS Trip Planner is here for you. Use it for point-to-point directions to plan the best route for game day.

Free Parking at Transit Stations

Several Trolley and Rapid stations have free parking. Check out our full list of Park & Ride lots for one near you or see our suggested Park & Ride lots on the Snapdragon Stadium page.

Take the Trolley to Snapdragon Stadium

The Green Line offers direct service to Snapdragon Stadium. Trolley service runs every 15 minutes or better before the game. Extra service will run as needed post-game.

For the UC San Diego Blue Line, transfer at 12th & Imperial (if coming from South Bay) or Old Town (if coming from UTC) to the Green Line for service to the Stadium Station.

Take the Orange Line to Grossmont Station (if traveling from East County) or 12th & Imperial, then transfer to the Green Line for service to the to Stadium Station.

Traveling on the COASTER? You can transfer to the Green Line Trolley at Old Town for service to Snapdragon Stadium.

Passenger Support Representatives for MTS

We’re Here to Help – Just Ask a Passenger Support Rep

If you get stuck, need a helping hand in figuring out your trip, or have a question about our system then please ask one of our friendly passenger support representatives. Look for them in their red shirt uniforms. They are at our stations on special event days to help our riders get to and from events.

Have Fun at the Wave Game

With a little prep, it’s easy to make your game plan and take transit. Tag us @sdmts in your Wave gear as you head to and from the games this season!

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