February 29, 2024
Petco Park being prepped to host the Vacation Bowl on Wednesday. Picture credit score: @DirectTV_HB through X

With over 35,000 folks anticipated at Wednesday’s parade and Vacation Bowl at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., respectively, authorities are closing roads round Petco Park downtown and urging folks to take public transportation to the sport.

The Vacation Bowl parade alongside the embarcadero will function balloons, floats and marching bands. Then at 5 p.m. with gates opening at 3 p.m., the favored Louisville Cardinals will play the USC Trojans adopted by the KGB Sky Present. The primary 10,000 followers getting into the gate shall be give one-day SeaWorld San Diego tickets.

On Wednesday, a number of roads alongside San Diego’s waterfront shall be both closed of severely impacted within the morning for the Vacation Bowl Parade and 5k Run/Stroll. The principle closure shall be alongside Harbor Drive from Grape Avenue to the intersection with Pacific Freeway close to Ruocco Park. Stretches of Pacific Freeway, F Avenue and West G Avenue will even be closed for the parade route’s marshaling and disbanding areas.

The grandstand and TV space will situated throughout from Waterfront Park within the parking space subsequent to the Maritime Museum.

With these highway closures, a number of bayside parking areas, together with the B Avenue Pier, ABM and Navy Pier and USS Halfway Museum parking tons, shall be blocking autos from entry or exit between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. whereas the 5K and parade are underway.

Stadium parking shall be accessible beginning at 9 a.m. at Tailgate Park and Padres Parkade for these driving to the sport. Parking passes for these tons begin at $50 and could be bought on Ticketmaster forward of time.

For these wishing to keep away from parking in downtown or visitors congestion, the Metropolitan Transit System shall be operating prolonged service all day Wednesday alongside all three of its trolley strains offering direct service to and from Petco Park.

These coming from North County or South Bay can take the UC San Diego Blue Line, whereas East County residents can use both the Inexperienced or Orange strains to go downtown. Trains will depart all stations each quarter-hour for many of the day.

Followers utilizing the trolley’s Inexperienced Line can get off on the Gaslamp Quarter for simple entry to Petco Park. All strains have a cease at twelfth & Imperial Avenue the place followers can disembark to get to the sport.

For these headed to the pre-game Vacation Bowl Parade, the Orange Line will drop followers off at Courthouse Station, only a quick stroll away from the parade route. The Blue and Inexperienced strains will make stops alongside the route on the County Middle/Little Italy and Santa Fe Depot stations.

After the sport, service will proceed operating each quarter-hour on all strains for about 45 minutes, in line with the MTS.

–Metropolis Information Service