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USC Football Games by Transit... Waiting for Expo Line

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Metro sent out a press release today telling people how to get to USC games via public transit. By the summer or fall of 2010, the Expo Line is expected to be completed with three stops in and surrounding the USC campus (two near the Coliseum and one by the Galen Center). When that day happens, getting to a USC game will be a cinch. But until then, you've got to read dizzying Metro directions like this:

From the San Fernando Valley, Hollywood and Westside areas, patrons can take the Metro Red/Purple Line to the 7th Street/Metro Center Station in the heart of downtown Los Angeles and transfer to the Metro Blue Line to Long Beach alighting at the Metro Blue Line Grand Station where they can connect to Metro line 40, 42/42A three blocks east of Broadway at Broadway and Washington and head south
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More ways to the Coliseum are on their release:

USC FOOTBALL FANS CAN GO METRO TO THE LA MEMORIAL COLISEUM THIS SEASON For USC football fans concerned with the high cost of gasoline, Go Metro this season to the LA Memorial Coliseum and enjoy USC football without the hassles of traffic and parking. Metro offers a variety of transportation alternatives that patrons can use to visit the LA Memorial Coliseum for Saturday USC football home games.

USC football fans can connect to local Metro Bus service at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles via the Metro Red/Purple Line, or the Metro Gold Line by using Metro Rapid Line 740 that operates out of the bus plaza adjacent to the east portal at Union Station. From bus bay # 5, patrons can take Metro Bus Line 740 (South Bay Galleria-Redondo Beach) and get off the line at Broadway and Martin Luther King Boulevard.

Game goers can also board Metro Bus Line 40 or Metro Bus Line 42/42A (LAX) at Cesar Chavez and Vignes next to Union Station and head southbound getting off on Martin Luther King Boulevard and Figueroa.

From the San Fernando Valley, Hollywood and Westside areas, patrons can take the Metro Red/Purple Line to the 7th Street/Metro Center Station in the heart of downtown Los Angeles and transfer to the Metro Blue Line to Long Beach alighting at the Metro Blue Line Grand Station where they can connect to Metro line 40, 42/42A three blocks east of Broadway at Broadway and Washington and head south.

Metro operates a number of Metro bus and rail lines including the Metro Blue Line between Long Beach and Los Angeles, the Metro Green Line between Norwalk and El Segundo, the Metro Red/Purple subway lines from the Westside, the San Fernando Valley and Hollywood areas as well as the Metro Gold Line between Pasadena and Los Angeles.

For specific route and schedule information regarding Metro services to the LA Memorial Coliseum, visit Metro's Trip Planner at www.metro.net or call 1-800-C-O-M-M-U-T-E.