BART will run longer trains today to accommodate fans watching the Giants play Game 5 of the World Series live on a jumbo screen at San Francisco's Civic Center Plaza -- the game where the Giants could clinch the championship.
The city is encouraging fans to come early to secure a spot on the lawn in front of City Hall and to take public transportation such as BART to Civic Center/UN Plaza Station (BART or Muni) or Van Ness Station (Muni).
The Giants lead the Texas Rangers 3-1 in the World Series after a victory last night in Texas. They play again on the road tonight, with the first pitch scheduled for 4:57 p.m. Pacific Time. Tonight's game is being publicly broadcast live so fans can gather to show community spirit and cheer on the Giants. The event will have a focus on families and alcohol will not be sold or allowed.
BART encourages riders to plan their trips using the BART QuickPlanner and to purchase a roundtrip ticket to avoid lines, or use an electronic Clipper card (more info at www.clippercard.com). BART also reminds riders that there is no eating or drinking allowed in the paid areas of stations or on trains. Also, if fans choose to lengthen their celebrations in the city in the event of a Giants win, BART reminds riders that there are no extended hours -- service ends around midnight. Make sure to check the schedule for the last train of the night to your destination.