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Dodgers hope increased parking prices will improve traffic to stadium

February 14, 2014|By Dylan Hernandez
  • Cars make their way into Dodger Stadium, just after game time. The Dodgers organization hopes to reduce traffic headaches with increased parking prices this season.
Cars make their way into Dodger Stadium, just after game time. The Dodgers… (Los Angeles Times )

PHOENIX – The price of general-admission parking at Dodger Stadium will return to what it was when the Dodgers were owned by Frank McCourt.

The increase from $10 to $15 is part of a plan to improve the flow of traffic into the ballpark, Dodgers President Stan Kasten said Friday. The Dodgers will continue offering $10 general-admission parking passes, but only to fans who purchase them in advance.

“The main bottleneck we have is transactions at the gates,” Kasten said. “That was the first thing they wanted for us to tackle.

“We don’t want to punish anyone who didn’t get it in advance. This is in the name of providing an incentive to get your passes in advance.”

Premium parking will also be discounted if purchased in advance, $35 instead of $50.

Last year, the Dodgers experimented with offering free parking for cars with four or more people in them. Kasten said the program had no noticeable effect on traffic and will be discontinued.

The Dodgers will reopen a parking gate that hasn’t been used in several years and install signs directing drivers to underused gates.

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