RENTON , Wash. –Soccer fans attending the Sounders FC vs. Chelsea FC match on Saturday, July 18 will see significant construction activity as they arrive at Qwest Field. Fans are encouraged to plan ahead and arrive early. The Qwest Field gates will open at 10 a.m. for the noon kickoff.
Sound Transit will operate Sounder trains from Tacoma and Everett to provide fans another transportation option. Trains depart King Street Station approximately 30 minutes after the soccer match ends.
Fans are encouraged to avoid South Royal Brougham Way unless they park in the Qwest Event Center Garage. Fans parking in the garage will have access by one lane only via South Royal Brougham Way and Fourth Avenue South.
Fans are invited to participate in the following match day activities:
March to the Match
Join Sound Wave, the Sounders FC Alliance and fans as they “March to the Match”. The March will depart Occidental Park located in the heart of Pioneer Square at the intersection of Main Street and Occidental Avenue South. The “March to the Match” will depart the park at 10:30 a.m. and finish just outside the Northwest Gate, where fans can enter the stadium.
Soccer Celebration activities are located at the Northwest Gate, inside the stadium at the North Plaza and throughout the Qwest Field Plaza. Activities include inflatable games, face painting, sign making, music and more. Soccer Celebration activities will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude after the match.