November 20th, 2012, 10:10 AM #11
Good luck getting anywhere near downtown when there's a game.
November 20th, 2012, 11:34 AM #12
^ This. Also like someone mentioned the parking. I don't see anywhere near enough spots for a football stadium. Also what happens when the Lakers or Kings play on a Sun, Mon or Thur night game at home when the LA team does? Are they going to have to schedule off that now too? I am assuming they would but if both Football and hockey or basketball both had home games, huge mess.
Originally Posted by FishMonger
Of course this doesn't then cause all the transit issues etc. also.
November 20th, 2012, 11:46 AM #13
OK, so the Sunday football game is a day game, then the Kings/Lakers/Clippers game is a night game. The Monday night game is once a year, not an issue, just don't schedule a Kings/Lakers/Clippers game on the same night. Same with Thursday. How often does one team play on a Thursday night at home? This is a non issue. If they have to they can build up the flat parking lots into structures that can hold more cars.
Originally Posted by Bojanglz
More and more people are going to be using public transit. People on the west side can already go to the Culver City Exposition line park and ride station and take that directly to Staples. People in the valley can take the red line. Long Beach, the blue line. Pasadena, the gold line. The future of this city will rely on the expansion of public transit. Think outside of your cars.
November 20th, 2012, 12:06 PM #14
I wasnt into it at first, mostly for traffic reasons. But I think it will be nice to have the option of another team to follow while the NHL takes its normal break every 5 to 6 years.
November 20th, 2012, 12:07 PM #15
Bottom line is, this doesn't benefit me at all, and it will annoy me at least a few times a year.
If an inconvenience is the worst thing that happens to me, it won't affect my life much, but still... I disapprove.
November 20th, 2012, 12:16 PM #16
Although I make it habit to avoid LA as much as humanly possible, if the Kings would simply stick to tradition and play the home games on Saturday night this would almost NEVER be a problem. Let the Laker's fans wade through the mess on Sundays....
Originally Posted by EB924
November 20th, 2012, 03:10 PM #17
I guess it's nice for th NFL fans and I'm sure some people will be making tons of money off it.
As for me though, I can't see it being anything but an inconveinece for the next several years. I remember when they built LA Live. We had our parking in lot 4, and for 3 years we had to hike all the way around the perimeter to get to Staples because they closed Georgia. This is just as masive a construction project and I'm sure they will have to re-route freeway access, etc.
Then when it's done there will be parking issues. $25 will seem cheap. You go down there now when Staples is sold out the same night they have shows at Nokia and the Club and it's a mess. Call me a pessimist but I'm not thrilled with the prospects. My world I am only concerned about getting to and from my seats at Kings games and this is likely make that more difficult.
November 20th, 2012, 03:45 PM #18
November 20th, 2012, 04:39 PM #19
LA does have a subway system that will take you straight to Staples. I have taken it a few times to Kings games and I find to be very convenient. I even take to USC games when there are around 90,000 people leaving at once and it never seems to be a problem. They usually add on more trains when there is a big event going on, so I don't see it as much of a problem.
November 20th, 2012, 10:51 PM #20
3rd Line Role Player
that's already done. 110/91 carpool also double as toll lanes.
Originally Posted by EshootzEscorez