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Aug. 8, 2012

Metro Transit kicks off football season Saturday with Seahawks shuttles

King County Metro Transit has special shuttles to take football fans to the Seattle Seahawks' first preseason game Saturday, Aug. 11.

The non-stop shuttles leave the Eastgate Park-and-Ride, Northgate Transit Center, and South Kirkland Park-and-Ride beginning two hours before kick-off. Each shuttle will leave as it is filled. The last shuttle leaves for the game about 35 minutes before kickoff. All pre-game shuttles arrive near CenturyLink Field northbound on Fifth Avenue South at South Weller Street.

A cash-only exact fare of $4 one way or $8 round trip per person is required. No passes or transfers are accepted.

Buses returning to Eastgate and South Kirkland leave on southbound Fifth Avenue South at South Weller Street, and the Northgate shuttle leaves northbound on Fifth Avenue South from just north of South Weller Street.

Shuttles are not available for the team’s weeknight games on Thursday, Aug. 30, and Monday, Sept. 24.

All travelers in the SODO, Pioneer Square and downtown Seattle areas can expect traffic congestion and delays before and after Seahawks games and other Stadium events.

For information about regular Transit service to Seahawks games, or to plan other trips, visit Metro Online or Metro’s online Trip Planner. The Trip Planner provides information about scheduled service and stops, and does not take service revisions into account. After planning your trip, check Metro’s Construction & Events page to find out about any planned revisions to your routes. Details about the Seahawks shuttle service is online.

Seattle Seahawks 2012 home schedule (kick-off times are subject to change)
7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 vs. Titans (pre-season)
7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30 vs. Oakland (pre-season, no park-and-ride service this game)
1:05 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 vs. Dallas
5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24 vs. Green Bay (no park-and-ride service)
1:05 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 vs. New England
1:05 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 vs. Minnesota
1:05 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 vs. NY Jets
1:05 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 vs. Cardinals
1:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23 vs. 49ers
1:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30 vs. Rams