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U2 takes over Orange County: Avoid traffic

Members of U2, Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen, Jr. appear in an undated photograph taken at Fordham University in New York, courtesy of their official website, U2.com. (U2.com)

June 18, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A U2 concert in Orange County is expected to cause major traffic problems in the area.

The band members performed at the Angels Stadium in Anaheim on Friday and will perform again Saturday as part of their "360" tour. The show begins at 7 p.m., but the stadium parking lot will be open at 8 a.m. to facilitate the wrist-banding process for those who have field tickets. Doors will open at 5 p.m.

More than 50,000 fans are expected, and officials advised concert-goers to arrive early, carpool and take public transportation is possible.

General parking at Angel Stadium is $25 per car, cash only. Parking will also be available at the Honda Center, and it will also be cash only.

Metrolink will provide special train service on both concert days. The round-trip ride to the Anaheim Station from the L.A. Union Station and Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station is $7.



  • Los Angeles Union Station: Departs at 5:50 p.m.
  • Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs: 6:11 p.m.
  • Buena Park 6:17 p.m.
  • Fullerton 6:24 p.m.
  • Anaheim: Arrival at 6:33 p.m.


  • Laguna Niguel: Departs at 5:50 p.m.
  • Irvine: 5:59 p.m.
  • Tustin: 6:07 p.m.
  • Santa Ana: 6:13 p.m.
  • Orange: 6:18 p.m.
  • Anaheim: 6:22 p.m.

Return trips

Southbound and northbound trains will leave the Anaheim Station 45 minutes after the show ends and will return making all stops until reaching the L.A. Union Station (northbound) and the Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station (southbound).

For more details on getting to the concert by Metrolink, visit www.metrolinktrains.com.