Free public transportation is coming to Stub Hub Center for the 2017 MLS Season and LA Galaxy fans now have an alternative to spending money to pay for parking. Behold the “Galaxy Express” shuttle service. In partnership with Long Beach Transit, people attending a game can now avoid the road rage, loose cash to pay the attendant, and the parking headache going in and out of the stadium.
There are two pick-up locations for the “Galaxy Express” shuttle service. One of the locations is at the Harbor Gateway Transit Center – 731 W. 182nd St., Gardena, CA and is located approximately 2.5 miles away from Stub Hub Center. The second location is at the Del Amo Station of the Metro Blue Line – 20220 Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles, CA and is located approximately five miles away from Stub Hub Center.
Fans can either drive to these locations and park there — which is free at both locations — or take public transportation to either location. The “Galaxy Express” shuttle service starts 90-minutes before kickoff and runs in 10-minute intervals up to 15-minutes after kickoff. After the game ends, attendees are transported back to their original shuttle locations for up to 45 minutes.
“The Galaxy Express powered by Long Beach Transit allows Southern California sports fans a quick and simple route directly to LA Galaxy matches at StubHub Center,” said Long Beach Transit CEO Kenneth McDonald. “This shuttle expands on Long Beach Transit’s commitment to provide transportation options that are safe, convenient and economical.”
This is big news from the Galaxy as a lot of negative reviews regarding the parking system at Stub Hub Center have been voiced, tweeted, and surveyed. With the $5 parking launched last season, this is an additional option supporters can take advantage of.
The partnership with Long Beach Transit should provide confidence with those planning to use this service as well. California State University Long Beach (CSULB) also has a collaboration with Long Beach Transit and provides free all day/night transportation service to students, faculty, and staff during the Spring and Fall semesters. If Long Beach Transit is well equipped and staffed to handle the demand of a heavily populated public university during the busy semesters, they’ll be able to provide quality service to LA fans using the “Galaxy Express” shuttle service.
The shuttle service begins on February 25th when the LA Galaxy host the Portland Timbers in a preseason match at 8 PM P.T. (Spectrum Sportsnet). Fans who don’t know if they would like to commit to using the “Galaxy Express” shuttle service or have reservations about using the service, should feel free to give it a try for this preseason match. If you love the service, you just saved yourself money!