It wasn’t only the players hitting home runs during the Major League Baseball All-Star Week. Off the field, Transportation Charter Services Inc. (TCS) played a key role behind the scenes in providing transportation to the high-profile sports event.
During the MLB All-Star festivities July 16-19 in Los Angeles, the United Motorcoach Association Member operated 30 shuttle buses from downtown to Dodger Stadium. Those shuttles ferried several groups to and from the stadium, including Fox Sports and other media, corporate guests, Make-A-Wish Foundation and the MLB team mascots.
“On the peak days, TCS was contracted to provide 30 buses to shuttle from downtown hotels to Dodger Stadium, the event site. We are using some vendor partners to assist with the volume as we are in our busy tour season as well right now,” said Kathryn Fischer, Vice President of Sales at TCS.
Not an easy cruise
This wasn’t an assignment for the faint-hearted. Los Angeles can be a challenging place to drive normally. Add a major league baseball game, and getting to and from the stadium can take the customary traffic snarls to a whole new level of misery. In anticipation of the throngs of baseball fans descending on LA’s downtown, the city closed several streets on July 19, game day.
Fortunately, TCS has an impressive roster of professional drivers who are adept at navigating road closures and LA traffic at its worst. The company also brought in other motorcoach companies as well.
Just like in baseball, transportation for All-Star week took a lot of teamwork.
“It is always great to have these events to pull the motorcoach industry together. Events like this could not happen without all of us working together,” said Terry Fischer, TCS President.
The company, with locations in LA and Orange county, gave a shout out to its staff, drivers and partners on Facebook with this message: Another great event in the books…MLB All Star Game in Los Angeles! Thank you to all for pulling together as a team to make it happen! #teamwork #MLBAllStar #goIMG #tcsonthemove