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Go Metro to Seahawks, Huskies games

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Need a ride to the game? Metro offers nonstop shuttle service this weekend for fans going to the Seahawks and Huskies games.

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Need a ride to the game? Metro offers nonstop shuttle service this weekend for fans headed to watch the Seahawks and Huskies.

UW vs. Idaho, 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10

Fans can ride Husky shuttle buses to Husky Stadium from eight park-and-ride locations, including Eastgate, Houghton, Kingsgate, Federal Way/South 320th Street, Shoreline, South Kirkland, South Renton and Northgate Transit Center.

Pre-game shuttles leave park and ride lots as they fill starting 2½ hours prior to kick-off time. The last buses leave from each park-and-ride approximately 40 minutes before kick-off, except for the Federal Way shuttle; this trip can take up to one hour and the shuttles are scheduled accordingly.

A $5 round trip voucher is required for each person age 6 and older to board the shuttle. Purchase vouchers from the vendor located at each park-and-ride lot. No passes or transfers are accepted on the Husky park-and-ride shuttles, including ORCA and UPASS. Game tickets are not accepted as fare on any service.

Post-game shuttles depart from designated locations near UW Husky Stadium. The last park-and-ride shuttle leaves the Husky Stadium area 30 minutes after the game.

Fans also can ride Link light rail from downtown to the University of Washington station outside Husky Stadium.

Buses rerouted

Fans and regular Metro riders should be prepared for heavy game-day traffic and delays on both game days. In addition to usual traffic, eastbound I-90 will be reduced to a single lane near Rainier Avenue South in Seattle due to construction by the state Department of Transportation.

With shuttles picking up and dropping off on Montlake Boulevard and NE Pacific Street, riders of regular Metro routes serving the UW light rail station (44, 45, 48, 65, 67, 71, 73, 75, 271 and 372) will be rerouted to 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast Campus Parkway before and immediately after the game (see online rider alerts for more info).  Riders headed to or from Husky Stadium can walk or ride a free shuttle the rest of the way.

The shuttle operates about every 7½ minutes from a posted shuttle stop southbound on University Avenue Northeast just north of Northeast Pacific Street. It will serve stops along Pacific before turning around at Mountlake to provide westbound service back to the University District.

The shuttle operates about every 7 ½ minutes from a posted shuttle stop southbound on University Avenue Northeast just north of Northeast Pacific Street. It will serve stops along Pacific before turning around at 22nd Avenue East and Mountlake to provide westbound service back to the University District.

Seahawks vs. Dolphins, 1:05 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11

Seahawks shuttles serve the Eastgate park-and-ride, Northgate Transit Center, and South Kirkland park-and-ride and travel nonstop to CenturyLink Field. Nearly all regularly scheduled Sunday transit service – including Sound Transit Link light rail – that serves downtown Seattle also travels to or near CenturyLink Field. Sound Transit also operates Seahawks Sounder trains with King County stops in Auburn, Kent and Tukwila. And West Seattle fans have the option to take the King County Water Taxi to Pier 50 in downtown Seattle.

Metro’s park-and-ride shuttles leave parking areas two hours prior to kick off time and as they fill, with the last bus leaving about 30 minutes before kickoff. The park-and-ride shuttles do not operate for weekday games.  Fans who miss the shuttles can ride regularly-scheduled service from the same locations.

A cash-only, exact fare of $4 one way or $8 round trip per person is required on the shuttles. No ORCA cards, passes or transfers are accepted.  A valid regular fare is required on all other regularly scheduled Metro service. All pre-game shuttles arrive near CenturyLink Field on Fifth Avenue South at South Weller Street.

After the game, shuttle buses returning to Eastgate and South Kirkland leave from southbound Fifth Avenue South at South Weller Street. The Northgate shuttle leaves northbound on Fifth Avenue South from just north of South Weller Street. The last bus leaves 45 minutes after the end of the game.

For information about regular transit service to games, or to plan other trips, visit Metro Online or Metro’s online Trip Planner. When planning your trip, check Metro’s Service Advisories page to find out about any known revisions to your routes.

UW Huskies 2016 upcoming home schedule

 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, vs. Idaho

5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, vs. Portland State

6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, vs. Stanford (no shuttle, Friday game)

TBA Saturday, Oct. 22, vs. Oregon State

TBA Saturday, Nov. 12, vs. USC

TBA Saturday, Nov. 19, vs. Arizona State

 

Seattle Seahawks 2016/17 home schedule (kick-off times are subject to change)

1:05 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11 vs. Miami

1:05 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25 vs. San Francisco

1:25 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 vs. Atlanta

5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7 (no weekday shuttle) vs. Buffalo

1:25 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20 vs. Philadelphia

5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 vs. Carolina

5:25 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 (no weekday shuttle) vs. Los Angeles

1:25 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24 vs. Arizona