L.A. drivers, beware: #Obamajam, two major sports matches will make traffic miserable

President Obama leaves Washington on Friday on a trip that's bringing him to Los Angeles on Saturday.

President Obama leaves Washington on Friday on a trip that’s bringing him to Los Angeles on Saturday.

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With President Obama visiting Los Angeles on Saturday and two major sports events scheduled on the same day, drivers are bracing for another #Obamajam.

Obama’s whirlwind fund-raising visit could create more headaches than usual because of the sports matches.

In Pasadena, more than 90,000 fans are expected to watch the men’s soccer match between the United States and Mexico for the CONCACAF Cup at the Rose Bowl. The 6 p.m. match is at full capacity and will be one of the largest crowds for a soccer match in the U.S. this year, according to the Rose Bowl.

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Over at Dodger Stadium, the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets will square off at Chavez Ravine for Game 2 of the National League Division Series. The game starts at 6:07 p.m.

Although the games start in the evening, traffic likely will be impacted throughout the day as scores of fans flock to the stadiums.

Obama is expected to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport in the afternoon. From the airport, he’ll be whisked off to a Q&A at the home of “Star Trek” director J.J. Abrams and his wife, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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After a roundtable discussion, the president will attend a private concert in the Pacific Palisades. He then will appear at a Democratic fund-raising dinner at the home of interior designer Michael Smith, whose partner is James Costos, the U.S. Ambassador to Spain.

If all goes smoothly, Obama should be back at LAX by the evening for his flight out of Los Angeles.

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