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Dodgers get creative to deal with post-season parking crush

Thumbnail image for dodger-stadium-parking-lots.jpgLAO file photo: Dodger Stadium parking lot.

Playoff and World Series games have always been ugly for parking at Dodger Stadium. Those are the games where you see tail lights circling the parking lots in the third inning, the drivers desperate to find a spot. So the Dodgers today announced that for the rest of the post-season, parking will be free for cars occupied by four or more people. That should help a little. If nothing else, walk-ins stand a chance of getting a free ride up the hill from drivers looking to reach the carpool quota.

“We know we had a parking issue during our recent National League Division Series win against Atlanta,” said Renata Simril, senior vice-president, external affairs, in a statement from the team. “We parked more than 20,000 cars and several hundred fans were unable to park at Dodger Stadium last Monday night. We reached our capacity and some fans without parking passes were directed off-site. We were very sorry about inconveniencing these fans and felt we needed to do something to address this problem."

The Dodgers also help run a shuttle to the stadium from Union Station.


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