The Beat remarks that maybe Padres games during Comic-con WASN’T such a hot idea. [archive.org]
The Beat asked [the cab driver taking them to the airport] how traffic had been during the Comic-con/Padres game confluence.
“Oh, that was a fiasco,” she told us.
Having had to skip several trolleys that were indistinguishable from large moving sardine cans, I have to agree. On the other hand, the fireworks display over Petco Park on Saturday night was breathtaking!
Edit: The trolley system is working on untangling the mess for next time:
It was the first time the agency was called upon to overlay its special-event service, which runs between Qualcomm Stadium and the Gaslamp Quarter, with the new Green Line between Santee and Old Town.
Besides a steady stream of passengers at the San Diego Convention Center on what is traditionally the busiest day of the annual comics convention, trolleys carried 8,000 to 9,000 Padres fans. Some fans said they waited far longer than usual for the special-events trains, which normally provide speedier passage to and from the ballpark by bypassing downtown.