Getting to and from Golden 1 Center during March Madness

In preparation for the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship tournament hosted at the Golden 1 Center in Downtown Sacramento, specific parking and transportation accommodations have been made for both out of town guests and Sacramento locals.

To help everyone plan ahead, the City created an online platform,, which offers event attendees a one-stop shop of resources to create a custom travel plan when getting to and from the Golden 1 Center. For more information, visit

  • Sacramento Regional Transit (SacRT) will host a Free Ride Day for those with NCAA Tournament tickets on Friday, March 17. Riders are encouraged to utilize any of SacRT’s 21 park-and-ride stations across the Sacramento region to travel to downtown Sacramento.

Please note that the free ride day only applies to trains, not SacRT buses. Also note, the free ride ONLY applies to those with NCAA tournament tickets

    • To plan your trip to Golden 1 Center on SacRT, visit or call 916-321-BUSS (2877).
  • If you choose to drive, find the best event parking in Sacramento by booking a parking spot in advance with
    • Specific event parking information, including reservations and special event meter rates, is available at under Find and Reserve Parking
  • Take Lyft this weekend and save! Use code SacSports for $5 off two rides – $10 value

Two rides at $5 off each ride. If the ride exceeds $5, the remainder will be automatically charged to the payment method on file. The coupon is valid for 15 days.

Drop off locations:

    • J Street between 3rd Street and 5th Street
    • I Street between 7th Street and 8th Street
    • 4th Street between L Street and Capitol Mall
  • Plan your bike route and find the best bike parking locations at

For more information about NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship tournament in Sacramento, visit

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