Fans encouraged to travel early to see TCU take on Louisiana Tech
December 19, 2011(San Diego) -- The Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) is expanding Trolley service for the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl on December 21. Kickoff is at 5 p.m. and fans can park for free at MTS park-and-rides to avoid traffic and parking hassles.
Lots are likely to fill up quickly and MTS advises fans to travel early. On the Green Line, park-and-ride lots from the 70th Street Trolley Station to Old Town Transit Center are likely to be full by 3:30 p.m. Trolley riders can go east to the El Cajon Transit Center, Gillespie Field and Santee Town Center lots, which should have ample parking.
Expanded Green Line:
Beginning at approximately 12:45 p.m., special enhanced Green Line service will operate between the Convention Center area and Santee, operating through Old Town, Mission Valley, and Qualcomm Stadium. Trains will depart every 15-minutes from the Convention Center area, and every 8 minutes from Old Town via Mission Valley to the stadium, and every 8 minutes from San Diego State University to the stadium until game time. Fans can also take the Blue Line from South Bay or downtown to Old Town and transfer to a Green Line train or stadium shuttle train.
When leaving the stadium, expanded Green Line service to the Convention Center area will continue throughout the game until at least 10:10 p.m. from the stadium. The last train toward Santee will depart the stadium at 10:44 p.m. and the last train to Old Town departs the stadium at 12:40 a.m.
Commemorative Day Passes are on sale at the Transit Store and on game day will be available at select Trolley Stations. Regular day passes are available at all stations in ticket vending machines.
Game Day Travel Tips:
- Travel early to get a spot at a free MTS park-and-ride and enjoy pregame festivities.
- Buy a $5 day pass before boarding the Trolley to save time and avoid ticket lines on the way home. Tickets may be purchased at all Trolley station ticket vending machines or ticket booths. An MTS day pass is good on the Trolley and most MTS bus routes.
- Be patient. MTS expects almost 6,000 Trolley riders to exit Qualcomm Stadium after the game – all wanting to get on the Trolley.
The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System transports more than 80 million riders a year on over 80 bus routes and 53 miles of rail. For information on fares, routes, and schedules, or to plan a trip, visit www.sdmts.com or call 511.