If you have been one of the many lucky fans to visit Dodger Stadium this year or in the past, you know the pains of getting there all too well. If you’re driving, it is inevitable that you will throw at least one temper tantrum while on the 110 Freeway, or the 5, or the 101, or the 10 for that matter. Whatever way you take, you’re going to have a tough time getting to a Dodgers game. That’s what happens when you place a very popular team in the heart of a city with nearly four million people.
Luckily, the team and its ownership group understand our struggles all too well. And they came up with a rather creative way to fight that.
Today plans were unveiled for an aerial transit system that would get fans from Union Station to @Dodgers Stadium in 5 min, allowing fans to fly over LA traffic! I'm excited to support @aerialtransitla and @MayorOfLA to help make this project a reality. https://t.co/bOIIWMYYZA pic.twitter.com/8X7njUNaCc
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 26, 2018
That’s right, there will be a gondola in the skies of Los Angeles come 2022. The aerial rapid transit (ART) project is set to connect Dodger Stadium with Union station, which is approximately three miles from the front gate of the stadium. The system is projected to transfer 5000 fans per direction per hour from the estimations of the project founders.
Regardless of how you feel about heights, it’s nice to see the ownership group working to alleviate the stress of getting to a ball game. As is the case with all public transportation, we’ll have to see how it goes. I know personally, I would rather drive up to the gates and pay the parking to make it to a game on time. Especially if the wait gets me into the game during the fourth inning.
What are some ways you like to get into Dodger Stadium? Do you have any secret backways to take that we can all steal? Tweet at us or comment on our Facebook post and let us know! I like to take the 5 to Braodway and take the back way though Solano Avenue. Maybe I’ll see you there!
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