The Green and Gold are gearing up for the CFL’s first preseason game this Sunday, and so is ETS.
Fan fact: of the thousands of faithful who travel to Commonwealth Stadium every game, 55 per cent take transit (35 per cent ride the LRT, 20 per cent use Edmonton Transit Service Football Park & Ride).
Here are some pro tips to plan your trip to and from the stadium and the community.
Football Park & Ride
We’ll get you to Commonwealth Stadium with non-stop, direct service from six areas of the city. The Football Park & Ride lots are located at Calder City Lot, Davies City Lot, Mill Woods Town Centre Mall, Lewis Farms Transit Centre, and, new this year, Eaux Claires Transit Centre and NAIT. Free parking at Eaux Claires will be available in the transit centre parking lot, while free parking at NAIT will be available in the D lot (on home game days only). This season there will be no Football Park & Ride service from Burns City Lot or Kingsway Mall.
Service at all Football Park & Ride lots starts 90 minutes before game time and operates until the stadium is deemed clear.
Football Park & Ride buses take passengers from their lots to the stadium and back again—all for a single fare or free with your game day ticket. Ever wondered why there’s no parking in the south end of the Stadium Lot during game days? Where else would ETS stage the 100+ buses that make the Football Park & Ride service possible?
Free Ticket To Ride
Fans who have purchased their game-day tickets in advance qualify under the Free Ticket to Ride program. Your game day ticket is valid on LRT or ETS buses for two hours before the game, during the game, and two hours after the game ends.
It’s also your ticket to ride on ETS’ Football Park & Ride service. The Free Ticket to Ride program, a collaboration between the City and the Edmonton Eskimos, aims to reduce football parking pressure in the surrounding neighbourhoods, reduce traffic congestion and improve pedestrian safety around Commonwealth Stadium.
Planes, Trains and Automo-buses
Ok, maybe ETS can’t offer plane service, but it’s easy to take transit to Commonwealth Stadium via LRT or bus. Capital Line LRT trains run every 15 minutes or better, with five-car trains on game days. Route 125 links the western communities of Jasper Place and Westmount and northern neighbourhoods of Belvedere and Elmwood Park with Commonwealth Stadium, providing service every 30 minutes or better during weekdays and peak times on weekends.
Be a good fan. Be a good neighbour.
Every year, the City, the football club and residents of the community in which the stadium sits, contend with issues: illegal residential parking, littering and property damage. By enjoying the perks of free game-day travel on ETS, plus fast and convenient travel options from every corner of the city, you can be a good fan and good neighbour this season.