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Trolley service increased for San Diego's Holiday Bowl game

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Posted at 2:04 PM, Dec 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-27 17:05:27-05

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The Metropolitan Transit System will boost trolley service to accommodate people traveling to SDCCU Stadium Friday for the Holiday Bowl pitting the USC Trojans against the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Fans are encouraged to skip the traffic and ride the Sycuan Green Line to the game, which starts at 5 p.m. Service will run every 15 minutes from all Sycuan Green Line stations throughout the morning. Beginning at 2:30 p.m. until kickoff, Sycuan Green Line trains will depart every 7 1/2 minutes between downtown and the stadium.

Scores of free parking spots are available next to Trolley stations minutes from the stadium, according to MTS officials.

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Prime park-and-ride locations for the game are:

-- Grantville: 218 free parking spots (Sycuan Green Line, four minutes to stadium);

-- Hazard Center Station (Mission Valley): 1,500 free parking spots (Sycuan Green Line, Lower Level only; seven minutes to stadium). Trolley riders may park starting two hours before game time, not before;

-- Old Town Transit Center: 412 free parking spots (Sycuan Green Line, 15 minutes to stadium);

-- Grossmont Transit Center: 404 free parking spots (Sycuan Green Line, 17 minutes to stadium); and

-- Amaya Drive Station: 236 free parking spots (Sycuan Green, Line 19 minutes to stadium).

Fares can be purchased ahead of time with the Compass Cloud app.

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MTS is allowing game attendees who use the Compass Cloud mobile ticketing app to bypass the Trolley line after the game by getting on the Cloud Express Line for their return ride.

There is a Compass Cloud express lane on the west side of the SDCCU Stadium Station ramp.

Multiple Compass Cloud mobile tickets can also be purchased on a smartphone, making it easy for families traveling to the game together.

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