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    Here's some tips from Metro about taking transit to the finals.

    Go Metro to Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals | The Source
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    Where and When will the Parade be, I need to make sure I can be there!

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    Question help, please!

    so we're driving in from Vegas for the game on Wed.

    would love to be able to park somewhere along the way and take metro in....which would be the best/easiest/safest stop to leave our car and get up to the stapler?

    thanks!!

    GKG!!!

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    I live almost exactly where the 405 & 101 meet so I could easily hop right onto the freeway to head downtown but was wondering if it would be much faster if I drove to the NoHo metro station (about a 20 min. drive) and then took the red line to 7th/Metro and the blue line to the Pico station? Thanks for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aquariex24 View Post
    I live almost exactly where the 405 & 101 meet so I could easily hop right onto the freeway to head downtown but was wondering if it would be much faster if I drove to the NoHo metro station (about a 20 min. drive) and then took the red line to 7th/Metro and the blue line to the Pico station? Thanks for your help.
    That's definitely a good option, although parking can sometimes be tight during the day at the NoHo park-and-ride. But the train in is a great option. It's about a 30 minute ride from NoHo to 7th Street/Metro Center, which is competitive time-wise with the drive at most times of day. I also think it's also nice not to have to worry about finding a parking spot downtown and fighting traffic to leave.

    Some people on here prefer just walking the 4 blocks from 7th Street to Staples instead of transferring to the Blue or Expo Line. Both are good -- it's a personal preference thing.

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    Definitely taking the Metro BlueLine if we see a Game 6 (hope not...)

    For Game 4 I took a half day off work (I work in Irvine) and drove up, exited the 110 freeway at MLK and headed up Figueroa. Nightmare.

    Here's what happened:
    - gridlock anywhere within a mile of Staples Center
    - no event parking on restaurant row (Figueroa from USC to I-10)
    - the independent lots on Figueroa were either full or not taking trucks/SUV's (no love for my F-150)
    - one of the larger independents had been bulldozed, no parking there
    - I drove around and all the Staples Center/Convention Center lots were full or taking only season parking passes
    - finally wound up on Olympic and found a spot in the Downtown Car Wash...$50 but they had me by the hockey pucks
    - in all, I spent over an hour driving around looking for parking
    - during the drive-around, I passed the Metrorail tracks several times and saw that the trains appeared unaffected by the gridlock

    If we have to go thru a Gm. 6 Monday night I'm certainly taking the train, probably from Wardlow

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrinderCB View Post
    Definitely taking the Metro BlueLine if we see a Game 6 (hope not...)

    For Game 4 I took a half day off work (I work in Irvine) and drove up, exited the 110 freeway at MLK and headed up Figueroa. Nightmare.

    Here's what happened:
    - gridlock anywhere within a mile of Staples Center
    - no event parking on restaurant row (Figueroa from USC to I-10)
    - the independent lots on Figueroa were either full or not taking trucks/SUV's (no love for my F-150)
    - one of the larger independents had been bulldozed, no parking there
    - I drove around and all the Staples Center/Convention Center lots were full or taking only season parking passes
    - finally wound up on Olympic and found a spot in the Downtown Car Wash...$50 but they had me by the hockey pucks
    - in all, I spent over an hour driving around looking for parking
    - during the drive-around, I passed the Metrorail tracks several times and saw that the trains appeared unaffected by the gridlock

    If we have to go thru a Gm. 6 Monday night I'm certainly taking the train, probably from Wardlow



    Try the 5 next time. I live in Laguna Hills and work in Anaheim. The 5 to 10 is better during weekday games and the 405 to 110 is better on the weekends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodorado View Post
    Where and When will the Parade be, I need to make sure I can be there!
    Wow - how the mood has changed from this!!

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    I'm going to try and watch the game at my dad's place downtown, but I don't want to go anywhere near staples in my car. Any advice on a spot to park on the outskirts of downtown from which I can easily get to Pico/Grand on bus/rail? I'm coming from Glendale.

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    I'm thinking about taking the blue line up to Staples tonight. I read that the Artesia Transit Center has free parking? How long will it take to get to Staples from there?

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