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Road closures coming to Inglewood with Super Bowl at SoFi Stadium

Cars with SoFi stadium in the background.
Homes line Buckthorn Street before it turns into Touchdown Drive as it crosses Prairie Avenue to the grounds of SoFi Stadium.
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
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Super Bowl LVI on Sunday will see the Rams face the Cincinnati Bengals at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, but getting to or around the game — and finding parking — will require some planning.

The city of Inglewood this week announced a list of street closures and traffic advisories that will be in effect around the event, noting it has worked closely with the stadium and the NFL Super Bowl Host Committee to “maximize the fan experience all while minimizing neighborhood disruption.”

The stadium can hold more than 70,000 people, and thousands of visitors are expected to flood Los Angeles from out of town for the game.

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According to the city, traffic around the stadium is expected to be similar to the congestion on a regular-season game day. Because most Super Bowl ticket holders will arrive by bus or other high-occupancy vehicle, fewer individual cars are expected to be on the road than during regularly scheduled events at the stadium.

To help lessen the event’s effect on local residents, the city said it will be heavily enforcing parking regulations in the neighborhoods surrounding the stadium.

If you’re not planning on going to the Super Bowl, it’s probably a good idea to steer clear of the area — especially on Sunday.

Selected streets will close Thursday, then more will be shut down on Sunday through the early morning Monday. Here are the details.

Thursday:

  • Yukon Avenue will be closed to the general public from Century Boulevard to Stadium Drive from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Stadium Drive will be closed to the general public from South Doty Avenue to the entrance of the Panhandle Lot from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.
  • Prairie Avenue will have fewer open lanes from Victory Street to Touchdown Drive from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Sunday:

  • Prairie’s northbound lanes will be closed from Century to Arbor Vitae Street from 1 a.m. Sunday until Monday at 2 a.m. Also, its northbound lanes from W. 106th Street to Century will be closed from 2 p.m. to Monday at 2 a.m.
  • Century will have lane closures in both directions from Yukon Avenue to Airport Boulevard from 7 a.m. until Monday at 2 a.m.
  • 98th Street will have its curb lane closed for about one block from Bellanca Avenue west from 7 a.m. to Monday at 2 a.m.
  • Pincay Drive will be closed from Prairie to Kareem Court from 1 a.m. on Sunday until Monday at 2 a.m. During the same period, the eastbound lane of Prairie will be open only to local traffic from Kareem Court to Crenshaw Boulevard.

  • Kareem Court will be open only to rideshare vehicles from Manchester Avenue to Pincay Drive from 10 a.m. to Monday at 1 a.m.
  • Manchester Boulevard’s eastbound lane from Prairie to Crenshaw will be open only to local traffic from 4 p.m. Sunday to Monday at 2 a.m.

Parking also will require some planning. Already, reports have emerged of businesses and residents with driveways and garages looking to sell their spots for hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Officials said permit parking restrictions will be strongly enforced.

What’s more, onsite fan parking will not be available at SoFi Stadium, according to the city. Visitors can purchase parking permits and shuttle passes in advance through ParkSuperBowl.com. Parking services, including Transit Services, LAZ Parking and IPark & Go, will operate as usual, and dedicated lanes and drop-off points will be available for ride-hailing services.

Transit users can connect to the SoFi Stadium shuttle at the C Line’s (Green) Hawthorne/Lennox Station beginning at 11 a.m. until kickoff, and return service will run for 90 minutes after the game concludes.

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The shuttle is free, but fares will apply for regular Metro bus and rail service and parking fees at Metro park-and-ride lots.

Officials are discouraging members of the general public who do not have tickets to the Super Bowl from traveling to the area on the day of the game, and loitering will not be permitted, they said.

“This is the first time the Super Bowl has ever been held in the City of Inglewood, and we are thrilled for the opportunity to feature our beloved city on a global stage,” Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts said in a statement.

“We have been laser focused on making sure this event is a positive experience for residents and stakeholders alike,” he said. “Hosting a premier event like the Super Bowl is an honor, and one that we are well prepared for.”

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