Whether you’re a football junkie, soccer fan, museum aficionado, or festival fairy, chances are you could use some LA Coliseum parking hacks. Besides playing host to numerous festivals, Exposition Park is home to the Natural History Museum, Banc of California Stadium, Memorial Coliseum, California Science Center, California African American Museum, Exposition Park Rose Garden, John C. Argue Swim Stadium, and coming soon the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. Needless to say, we mean it when we tell you that there is something for everyone here.
Book Your Space With Pavemint
Pavemint has a lot of different parking options all around the Coliseum at commercial lots, driveways, and apartment complexes. For a limited time, new users get $20 to use with their first reservation, which means that you could save some of your money for those delicious stadium eats. There are even Pavemint Hosts that allow tailgating when you’re parked on their property, so reach out and ask before you arrive if that’s how you like to spend your game day.
The LA Memorial Coliseum is easily accessible by metro! There are multiple stops that will drop you within walking distance of the stadium. Depending on where you’re coming from, look for the Expo/Vermont, Expo Park/USC or 37th Street/USC stations. Metro fare is $1.75 each way for adults and $1 each way for children.
Arrive Super Early
Are you really set on parking on the grounds for a game? If so, your LA Coliseum parking hacks are simple: Plan to arrive one to five hours early (depending on the game or event), wait in line and pay $50 cash. Keep in mind that tailgating is not allowed on USC property or in any of the USC-run lots. If you’re really particular and you need to tailgate and park on the grounds, you’ll have to find a space in the official Exposition Park lots and follow all the rules.
Beat the Traffic
Honestly, LA Coliseum parking hacks come down to beating the traffic too. If it starts to get bad on the 110 freeway, drivers can go one exit past the stadium (coming from either direction) and then backtrack on Figueroa. Figueroa traffic may not be much better than the freeway, but it’s good to know that there are options! Also, don’t get stuck trying to take a street that’s closed off! For football games, the street closures generally are:
- Exposition Blvd. from Vermont Ave. to Figueroa St.
- Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. from Vermont Ave. to Figueroa St.
- Figueroa St. from Exposition Blvd. to MLK Jr. Blvd.
- Flower St. from Jefferson Blvd. to Exposition Blvd. and 37th St. to Figueroa St.
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