Want a safe, reliable way to move around the region? Try taking transit - and it doesn't just have to be for your commute.
If you're a sports fan, the train or bus is a great way to get to the game.
Just remember to expect more crowds than usual, wear your mask and use an ORCA card or the Transit Go Ticket app to avoid long lines at ticket vending machines.
Keep in mind that Link and the bus aren't the only options for game day travel; we've got a lot of weekend Sounder trains running to events this fall and winter. Here are just a few upcoming dates:
- Oct. 16
- Oct. 30
- Nov. 27
- Dec. 11
- Jan. 1
Trains to Lumen Field, Husky Stadium
When Link light rail extended up to Northgate Station, we saw so many more people taking the train to watch the Mariners, Seahawks, Sounders, OL Reign and University of Washington teams.
Husky fans: please keep in mind that crowds entering University of Washington Station have to be controlled to comply with safety and capacity issues. It can sometimes take up to an hour to get everyone onboard their trains. So take your time heading out of the stadium.
Or consider taking the sky bridge over Montlake Boulevard and walk across campus to the brand new U District Station instead!
Trains to Climate Pledge Arena
Our newest Seattle sports team, the Kraken, christened Climate Pledge Arena this past year. Climate Pledge makes it easy to take transit, with a free pass valid for travel two hours before and after the game.
And now, you can catch the Seattle Storm there, while saving money on parking and gas.
Traveling on light rail and then the Seattle Monorail will be one of the fastest and most climate friendly way to get to Climate Pledge Arena.
Transfer at Westlake Station - just look for the elevator from the mezzanine up to the third floor of Westlake Center.
Here are some more tips if you're taking transit to the game:
- Be safe on platforms and stay off the yellow lines. Please be cognizant of ADA passengers who also need to get on and off trains.
- Crowding is expected, and planning ahead can save game day headaches. Buy your round trip ticket before the game - at the station or on the Transit Go Ticket app - so you don't have to wait in line twice.
- It can take time to clear the platforms after a game even though we deploy extra trains to help clear the crowds. Please be patient and take your time heading back to the platform. A post-match snack or beverage, anyone?
Not all stations have parking (for example, Roosevelt and U District Stations do not have parking).
At Northgate, there are more than 1,500 free parking spots scattered among the parking garages and surface lots.
Be mindful of the signs at the garages. On weekends there is no free game-day parking in the Northgate Mall Garage and the top floor of the Northgate Station Garage is also paid.
Here's a map to help sort it out:
We can't wait to see more sports fans onboard!