Morning commuters cutting through Elysian Park today were confronted with a barricade on Stadium Way and Scott Avenue as Michael Jackson fans prepared to pick up their MJ memorial tickets at Dodger Stadium today. Only fans who showed their vouchers were able to get past this barricade and others near the stadium. Not even pedestrians were allowed to pass.
The other drivers, at least those who did not turn around in the middle of the block, were diverted west into Echo Park. There, they jammed up at Portia Street as they tried to make a left turn on Sunset Boulevard without the assistance of a traffic light or officers. Best to avoid the streets around the stadium for the rest of the day – unless you got one of those vouchers.