ECHO PARK — Dodger Stadium has hosted countless sold out games and events. But Wednesday night’s packed Beyoncé concert created some of the worst traffic gridlock in recent memory, with bumper-to-bumper traffic filling narrow streets far from the stadium. The concert was also delayed to give fans extra time to get to the show. What happened? The Dodgers, who are in charge of access to the stadium during all events, blamed everything from technical problems and ride-sharing to tardy fans.
Dodger management in an email to residents after the Beyoncé jam said;
Many factors, including the usual increase in afternoon drive-time traffic, a never before experienced number of ride-share drop-offs and pick-ups, a late arriving crowd, and a temporary technical glitch at auto access points into the stadium contributed to unanticipated delays and congestion. Although we routinely have crowds in excess of 46,000 fans for Dodger games at the stadium, it is not often that we experience the type of traffic that we encountered last night.
Dodger spokesman Steve Brener did not want to elaborate on the reasons or say what management might do to prevent another Beyoncé-like jam.
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