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Ride to Safeco on the Mariners by Bruce Gray May 29, 2018

(Update: the partnership with the Mariners for free Link rides ended July 8. All riders need to have valid fare to ride Link light rail.)

Good news baseball fans – the Mariners are picking up your ticket to ride Link light rail to and from Safeco Field on game days through July 8.

Your game ticket, either digital or paper, will be your valid Link light rail ticket starting three hours before the first pitch until the trains stop running at the end of the night. If you are asked by Fare Enforcement Officers to see your ticket while on the train, just show them your game-day ticket for that day. This pilot promotion is only good on Link light rail trains.

And since the tickets are good until the trains stop running, you can take your time getting back to the train after the game. Link is by far the easiest way to get to and from Safeco and we’re even more excited for the first pitch thanks to this great partnership.

Since Link light rail opened in 2009, thousands of Mariners fans have embraced Link as the best way to avoid stadium-area traffic and parking fees to get to games. Safeco Field is a short walk from Stadium Station or fans can also use Pioneer Square or Chinatown/International District Station to catch a bite on the way to the game. 

How to ride

Use the Sound Transit trip planner to find the best way to get to your closest Link light rail station or check our Link schedule and map page to plan your next game-day ride on Link.


Free parking is available at Tukwila International Boulevard Station and Angle Lake Station. Commuters fill these stations early on weekdays but spaces often start opening up after 4:30 p.m. – plenty of time to get to the 7 p.m. weeknight start times.

Parking is much more available on weekends at Tukwila and Angle Lake. Sea-Tac Airport also offers a $12 game-day parking special on weekends. The Link station is connected to the parking garage at Sea-Tac Airport. 

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 1:45 pm