Friday July 28, 2006
Tickets for X Games 12 can be purchased through ticketmaster.com or at the Staples Center and Home Depot Center box offices for events at those venues. (Surfing is scheduled for Puerto Escondido, Mexico.) And this year for the first time there will also be rally car racing, which will take place in and around Los Angeles.
Only a five-minute walk from Staples Center, the Metro Rail system connects X Games fans to the comfort and ease of the Metro Blue Line at Pico/Chick Hearn Station. The Metro Blue Line travels between downtown Los Angeles and Long Beach, with Metro Rail and bus connections throughout Los Angeles County. Upon arriving at the Pico/Chick Hearn station, fans need only walk one block west to Figueroa Street and Staples Center. Start by buying a $3 day pass and avoid crowds at ticket machines, following the games.
Home Depot Center is at Victoria Street near Avalon Boulevard with convenient Metro bus connections to the Artesia Transit Center, just off the I-110 Harbor Freeway on West 182nd Street.
For more information on Metro bus and rail timetables, call 1-800-COMMUTE. For more information on the X Games, go to expn.com.