LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers will offer fans free general parking at Dodger Stadium during the remainder of the postseason if they have four or more passengers in their car.
Dodger Stadium will be at maximum capacity for all postseason games and fans are urged to arrive earlier than normal to avoid traffic delays and parking concerns. Parking gates and turnstiles will open three hours prior to all postseason game times.
"We know we had a parking issue during our recent National League Division Series win against Atlanta," said Renata Simril, senior vice president of external affairs. "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.
"We urge all of our fans to rideshare or carpool and examine all alternative transportation methods to do their part. We hope our fans will take advantage of our free parking offer with four or more fans in a vehicle in hopes of reducing our traffic flow and the number of cars at Dodger Stadium. We want our fans to have a memorable experience during the postseason."
Fans can also get to the ballpark via the Dodger Stadium Express bus service. This year, the Dodgers added a dedicated bus lane on Sunset Boulevard from Union Station to Elysian Park Avenue. Dodgers game-day tickets will be honored as payment to ride the bus service. The shuttle will operate three hours before each postseason game and until 90 minutes after each game. For specific route and schedule information fans can visit www.metro.net or call 323-GO-METRO.
Austin Laymance is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.