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LA Galaxy Playing FC Barcelona This Weekend at Rose Bowl

July 29, 2009 at 4:49 PM | by | Comment (1)

Los Angeles is Dodgertown, meaning that locals have plenty of reason to be enthused about home runs, hot dogs, and post-game drinks at The Short Stop. But sports fans should remember that there are other athletic past times well worth buying tickets for. If you've yet to see David Beckham "bend it" in person, seize the opportunity to do so this weekend, when the LA Galaxy takes on FC Barcelona in what's sure to be an epic match at Pasadena's Rose Bowl. Spaniards take soccer seriously, after all, but Galaxy players are no competitive slumps themselves.

Tickets for the match—which start at $25—are available via Ticketmaster, and it's highly suggested that you purchase them immediately. According to the LA Galaxy website:

A very large crowd of over 85,000 is expected for the LA Galaxy vs. FC Barcelona game at the Rose Bowl, this Saturday, August 1st. As a result the Rose Bowl and the LA Galaxy encourage guests to arrive early (prior to 6 p.m.) to take advantage of the opportunity to bring a picnic or tailgate on the Rose Bowl grounds or adjacent golf courses.

Most parking for the Rose Bowl ($20 for cars, $40 for buses, RVs, and limos) is available at two nearby golf courses, but the walk could be "as much as 1.5 miles"—more reason to arrive early. You can also take advantage of a free stadium shuttle, which departs from the Parsons Engineering parking lot (100 W. Walnut Street, Pasadena). The ride is 10 minutes, will drop you off near the Gate B entrance, and runs continuously from 4:00 PM until 90 minutes after the game ends. Note that parking at Parsons is $20, or around $6 at nearby lots.

While attending the game will require some planning, the excited buzz surrounding the matchup suggests that your efforts will be worth it. For more detailed information on parking, including directions to the Rose Bowl, visit the LA Galaxy website. Being prepared will help you avoid headbutting your steering wheel in frustration on the way to the game.

Related Stories
· LA Galaxy vs. FC Barcelona [Ticketmaster]
· Pasadena Rose Bowl Stadium [Official Site]
· Soccer [Jaunted]

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i got tickets!

but now am worried abt parking...will def. be getting there early.

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