RENTON, Wash. – Soccer fans attending the Sounders FC vs. FC Barcelona match on Wednesday, August 5 are encouraged to plan ahead and arrive early. The Qwest Field gates will open at 5:30 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. kickoff.
The team recommends using regular Metro service, Sound Transit ST Express buses and the Light Rail. ST Express buses offer transportation from areas throughout Pierce, King and Snohomish counties with service every 30 minutes and stops within three blocks of Qwest Field.
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 6 p.m. and finish just outside the Northwest Gate, where fans can enter the stadium.
Soccer Celebration activities are located at the Northwest Gate, continue 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 5:30 p.m. and conclude after the match.