This Transportation Guide is designed to help you successfully plan your travel and parking for events at CenturyLink Field, CenturyLink Field Event Center and the WaMu Theater.
To enhance your event-day experience, Sounders FC and CenturyLink Field have teamed with Metro and Sound Transit to provide quick and convenient bus and rail service from locations throughout the region.
North Lot Entrance to CenturyLink Field to be Temporarily Moved
|North Lot Map|
Due to construction in the North Lot of CenturyLink Field, a new entrance will be in use for the June 20 match, approximately 100 feet east of the current entrance. Sounders FC fans are encouraged to plan ahead and arrive early for the Sounders FC versus Sporting Kansas City match on Wednesday, June 20. First kick is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
In partnership with the Seattle Police Department and Seattle Department of Transportation, a temporary vehicle exit onto Occidental Avenue South will be open immediately following the game to help traffic flow.
The construction is part of the 1.5 million-square-foot development planned for the parking lot north of CenturyLink Field. The mixed-use development will include housing, a hotel, office space, and retail.
Where are you coming from? Select the map for your best transit options.
Metro Bus Service
For more transportation information checkout one of the following sources:
Metro has you covered with over 15 daily bus routes that stop within 3 blocks of CenturyLink Field.
Metro Transit bus service is also available throughout the area with expanded service from Northgate, Eastgate and South Kirkland. Check out our area maps for routes near you. You can also visit Metro’s Trip Planner to find the best routes.
ST Express Bus Service
Sound Transit bus service offers transportation from areas throughout Pierce, King and Snohomish counties with service every 30 minutes and stops within 3 blocks of CenturyLink Field. Click fore more information on ST Express Bus service.
Link Light Rail
The Central Link opened in June of 2009 with service from Tukwila and Seatac to Downtown Seattle. With two stations near CenturyLink Field, this service is a quick and comfortable way to travel. Visit the Sound Transit website for details on Light Rail ticket and service information.
Sounder Rail Service
From Tacoma and Everett with stops in between, the Sounder Trains will operate for select weekend matches with service to King Street Station, just a soccer pitch away from the stadium. Visit the Sound Transit website for more details.
Amtrak Cascades Train Service
One of the easiest and quickest ways to get to CenturyLink Field and CenturyLink Field Event Center is to take the train. Amtrak Cascades has a major station right next to CenturyLink Field for all fans coming from Portland or Southwest Washington, as well as from Bellingham and the north. Book your tickets early, as game days on the train fill up quickly! Visit the Amtrak Cascades website for all information on fares, schedules and online reservations, www.amtrakcascades.com or call (800) USA-RAIL.
Washington State Ferries
Regular ferry service from Bremerton and Bainbridge Island arrives at Colman Dock on Pier 52, just a short walk to CenturyLink Field. Riders to West Seattle from Port Orchard and Vashon Island can transfer to Metro buses for quick transit to CenturyLink Field as well. Click here for more ferry information.
Charter Buses and RV parking
Charter buses for Seattle Sounders FC matches are available for any sized group. If you would like to arrange charter bus transportation, please contact Meridian Transportation Resources at 206-838-8125 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Charter bus parking will be made available on Occidental Avenue, adjacent to the Safeco Field Garage. To purchase, call the Sounders FC parking partner, International Parking Management at (206) 254-0811.
Non-motorized bike parking is available at the NW and NE corners of CenturyLink Field, at the southern edge of the North Lot.
Disabled and General Parking
Two adjacent lots to CenturyLink Field, the North Lot and CenturyLink Field Event Center Garage, are sold out on a season basis. A very limited amount of disabled parking in the North Lot may be available on match day and will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. A state-issued, disabled placard is required for disabled parking access.
The Union Station garage on 4th Ave. and Metro Transit garage are is available for season parking. The elevator at 4th Ave. & Weller Street Overpass will enable you to reach the stadium North Lot from Union Station and avoid stairways.
Passenger Drop-Off Zone
The passenger and disabled drop-off zone is located off the intersection of Railroad Way S. at Occidental Ave.(across from the CenturyLink Field Pro Shop), which can be accessed from 1st Ave. S. Drivers may drop off passengers next to the stadium prior to parking until kickoff. Similar access will be provided after every major event.
AAA provides roadside assistance after Sounders FC matches in the North Lot, CenturyLink Center garage and Union Station garage. Limited service is available, including lockout rescue, flat tire service and jump-starts.
For non-Sounders FC events, please see the parking attendant to arrange for assistance.
There is heavy train traffic surrounding South Downtown and CenturyLink Field and Event Center. Please cross railroad tracks only at public streets and marked pedestrian crosswalks. Be alert: stop, look and listen for trains.
Taxicabs are available at the Northwest corner of 1st Avenue and Royal Brougham after Sounders FC matches. Additionally, taxi cabs are available at the King Street Station. The following companies can assist with your transportation needs in the greater Seattle area:
- Graytop Taxi - 206-622-4800
- Yellow Cab - 206-622-6500
- Carey Limousine - 206-762-3517
Major construction projects will be underway this season that could impact your travel to Sounders FC matches. To help get you to CenturyLink Field quickly and safely, please plan your routes accordingly.
For more information on the 2011 construction season, including the SR99 and Viaduct projects, click here.
For up to the minute traffic alerts from WSDOT, please click here.