Sounder trains to run for Saturday Sounders FC match, Sunday Mariners game

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Fans can avoid weekend traffic congestion and ride hassle-free

Sports fans can skip traffic coming into Seattle this weekend by riding Sound Transit's Sounder event trains to the Sounders FC vs. Real Salt Lake 2:00 p.m. match Saturday and the Mariners vs. Minnesota Twins 1:10 p.m. game Sunday.

On Saturday the Sounders' train from the south will depart Lakewood at 11:10 a.m. The Sounders' train from the north will depart Everett at 11:45 a.m. Return trains depart King Street Station 35 minutes after the match. Both trains will serve all stops along the routes.

On Sunday the Mariners' train from the south will depart Lakewood at 10:10 a.m. The Mariners' train from the north will depart Everett at 10:45 a.m. Return trains depart King Street Station 35 minutes after the game. Both trains will serve all stops along the routes.

A complete schedule of Sounder service to select Sounders FC and Mariners games this season is available at soundtransit.org/schedules/event-services.

Special Sounder service is in addition to regular Link light rail service to and from CenturyLink and Safeco fields. Link runs every 10 minutes on Saturday and Sunday and serves 16 stations at the University of Washington, on Capitol Hill, in downtown Seattle, SODO, Beacon Hill, Rainier Valley, Tukwila and SeaTac. Link's Stadium and International District stations are a short walk from CenturyLink and Safeco fields. 

Many ST Express and King County Metro buses also drop off passengers near the stadiums. Link and ST Express bus schedules are available at soundtransit.org/schedule. King County Metro bus schedules can be found at metro.kingcounty.gov/schedules/

Fans with a valid Mariners game ticket can ride Link light rail courtesy of the Mariners on game days. Through July 8, game tickets are valid on Link starting three-hours before the first pitch through the end of Link's regular daily schedule. Regular fares apply for all other Sound Transit services. 

Sounder riders can avoid the lines for the ticket vending machines going home by paying for the return trip with the purchase of a Day Pass. One-way tickets and Day Passes can also be purchased with the Transit GO Ticket app. Another way to skip lines at ticket vending machines is by getting an ORCA card. Cards only cost $5 for adults, plus whatever amount a rider chooses to load in the card's E-purse or the cost of a pass that is good for unlimited transit trips. ORCA works on trains, buses and ferries throughout the region. More information is available at orcacard.com.