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Traffic alert: Obamajam coincides with Dodgers game, Mexico vs. USA soccer match

President Obama waves from Air Force One before departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on Wednesday.
File photo by Mandel Ngan /AFP/Getty Images
The president will be in town Saturday.

Think Obamajam is bad? How about having two major sporting events on the same day?

Los Angeles drivers are in for what's expected to be worse than usual traffic as President Obama visits Saturday for fundraising events. The Dodgers will also play the New York Mets at Dodger Stadium for Game 2 of the National League Division Series, and the U.S. men’s soccer team will face Mexico at the Rose Bowl for the CONCACAF Cup.

Obama is scheduled to be in the L.A. area from 1 p.m. to 7:25 p.m. According to the Hollywood Reporter, his first stop from LAX will be movie director J.J. Abrams' home, where a roundtable discussion will benefit the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

The president will then attend a private concert in the Palisades and appear at a dinner hosted by interior designer Michael Smith (the U.S. ambassador to Spain, James Costos, is his partner). The two events will raise funds for the Democratic National Committee, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The LAPD has released the following information on traffic closures and detours for the Obama's visit:

Saturday, October 10 from 12:30 p.m. -2:30 p.m.    
The area around Sunset Blvd between Rivas Canyon Rd & Monaco Dr    
The area around Capri Dr between Corsica Dr & Casale Rd    
The area around Casale Rd between Capri Dr & San Remo Dr    
Saturday, October 10 from 2:30 p.m. -3:30 p.m.    
The area around Amalfi Dr between San Remo Dr & Capri Dr    
The area around Capri Dr between Amalfi Dr & Sunset Blvd    
The area around Pavia Pl between Sunset Blvd & Amalfi Dr    
Saturday, October 10 from 3:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m.  
The area around Sunset Blvd between Westcove Dr & Minorca Dr  
The area around Allenford Ave/26th Street btw Sunset Blvd & San Vicente Blvd  
The area around San Vicente Blvd between 25th Str & Wilshire Blvd  
The area around Wilshire Blvd between Barry Ave & Devon Ave  
The area around Beverly Glen Ave btw Ashton Ave & Charing Cross Rd  
The area around Mapleton Dr between Club View Dr & Wynton Dr  
Saturday, October 10 from 5:30 p.m. -7:30   
The area around Beverly Glen Dr between Wynton Dr & Pico Blvd  
The area around Pico Blvd between Patricia Ave & Avenue of the Stars  
The area around Motor Ave between Pico Blvd & Monte Mar Dr  

Closures/restrictions via LAPD (no bus routes impacted by hard closures):

  • LAX Airport: NB and SB lanes of Sepulveda Blvd between Lincoln Blvd and Century Blvd will be closed to vehicular traffic for an eight minute period between the approximate hours of 12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
  • Will Rogers State Park: Park closed from approximately 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • San Remo Drive Pacific Palisades, CA: San Remo will be closed between Casale Rd and Amalfi Dr from approximately 1:30p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Amalfi Drive Pacific Palisades, CA: Amalfi Dr will be closed between Napoli Dr and Minorca Dr from approximately 3 p.m. to 5 p.m..
  • South Mapleton Drive Los Angeles, CA: South Mapleton Dr will be closed between Wyton Dr and Club View Dr from approximately 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Club View Dr will be closed between S Beverly Glen Blvd and Comstock Ave from approximately 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Cheviot Hills Park: Cheviot Hills Recreation Center and Park will be closed from approximately 7:30 p.m. on Friday to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10. Motor Avenue will be closed in between Pico Boulevard and Monte Mar Drive from approximately 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 10.

Both the Dodgers game and the sold-out U.S.A. vs. Mexico match start at 6 p.m. Don't forget, its going to be hot: Temperatures are predicted to be 20 degrees higher than normal.