More than 70,000 tickets sold for Galaxy-Real Madrid game; fans urged to get to Rose Bowl early

Consequently, the Galaxy have made additional $40, $60 and $80 tickets available for the 7:30 p.m. game Saturday at the Rose Bowl.

BTW, another source of tickets is the secondary market. I received this press release from StubHub:

This Saturday’s LA Galaxy-Real Madrid game is the top-selling Los Angeles-metro event of the week on There are over 1,100 tickets available on StubHub, with get-ins to the stadium under $40. Fans have paid an average of $70 per ticket.

Given the expected size of the crowd, Rose Bowl officials are urging fans to arrive early to alleviate congestion in the residential neighborhoods surrounding the stadium as kickoff nears.

Parking lots open at noon and Soccerfest – which includes food, entertainment, a beer garden and other activities – gets under way at 3 p.m. And unlike Home Depot Center, tailgating and barbecuing is allowed in the lots around the Rose Bowl.

“We want people to make a day of it,” said Galaxy spokesman Patrick Donnelly.

Frankly, anyone who attempts to drive to the stadium after 6 p.m. is nuts, in my opinion.

It’s far easier to take the free shuttle from Old Town Pasadena, where parking is cheaper. The shuttle is incredibly efficient (despite what appear to be long lines for the buses) becuase they have a dedicated route so they’re segregated from the crush of traffic.

It is how I will be getting to the game. More details on parking and the shuttle is here.

Here’s a complete run-down of all the Soccerfest activities and events.

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