The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) will offer expanded trolley service to Qualcomm Stadium Thursday night for fans headed to Beyonce’s concert.
The Queen B takes her “Formation World Tour” to the San Diego stage at 7 p.m., and the sold-out concert will draw 50,000 fans to the stadium on Friars Road.
Given the massive crowd, MTS says it will offer extra Green Line trolley service to Qualcomm Stadium, plus online mobile ticketing to expedite that ride to the show.
Trolleys will depart each station every 15 minutes throughout Thursday. Starting at 4:08 p.m., Green Line trains will depart every seven to eight minutes from stations between Old Town and Qualcomm Stadium.
Beginning at 4:45 p.m., trolleys will also depart every seven to eight minutes between San Diego State University and Qualcomm Stadium.
After Bey’s big show, MTS says more trolleys will run in each direction until the last trains at 12:07 a.m. to the Santee station and 12:38 a.m. toward Old Town and the San Diego Convention Center. See the full trolley schedule here.
Concert attendees taking the trolley can park for free at any of the MTS park and ride stations. This includes the 1,500 free spots (after 5 p.m., lower-level only) at the Hazard Center Station, the 469 spots at the El Cajon Transit Center, the 412 parking spaces at the Old Town Transit Center and 404 spaces at the Grantville Trolley Station.
As for a quicker trolley ticketing option, riders can use the MTS mobile ticketing app, mTicket, to buy and save trolley passes directly to their smartphones prior to arriving at transit stations. After the concert, there will be a special boarding line for mTicket holders that will make for speedier, easier boarding, MTS said.
For those who choose to drive to Qualcomm Stadium and brave the busy lot, parking at the concert site costs $20 per car.