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Traffic Alert: Seahawks, Pharell Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Soundgarden’s Superunknown With Concert, Football Game

If you’re planning on attending or fleeing Thursday’s Seahawks game/Soundgarden and Pharrell kickoff concert at Centurylink Field, make sure you have a game plan to get to and from downtown!

The Seahawks game, pre-game concert and other NFL events around Centurylink Field are expected to draw tens of thousands of people into downtown Thursday, likely creating significant traffic impacts before and after the game.

Please allow yourself at least one additional hour of travel time if you’re coming into or leaving the downtown area before or after the football festivities. As always, carpooling and public transportation remain the coolest of commuting options.

  • Utilize public transportation or carpool to the game
  • Check out the map of gameday events* and planned street closures** at the end of this post
  • All gates (for the concert and the game) open at 2:30 p.m.
  • Planning on attending the game and the concert? Enter the stadium using the southern entrances and go straight to your seat and watch the concert from inside the stadium (technology!)
  • Enter the concert site at 2nd Avenue and South King St.
  • Bringing anything into the game? Make sure it’s packed in a clear, see-through bag!
  • Kickoff is at 5:30 PM
  • Refrain from harassing, threatening, or intimidating fans. That fan in the Green Bay Packers jersey might just be an undercover officer or security official.
  • Our region’s privately-owned cellular networks may become taxed by throngs of cell-phone wielding revelers in and around Centurylink Field. Please help keep cell networks running along smoothly by limiting your calls, texts, Instagrams, tweets and Facebooks.

Going anywhere else?

  • Utilize public transportation or carpools to get away from the game
  • Check out the map of gameday events* and planned street closures** at the end of this post

Be sure to sign up for Metro transit alerts and check the Seattle Department of Transportation and Washington State Department of Transportation‘s sites for traffic updates before and after the game.

Go Hawks!

*Map of gameday events:

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**Map of planned street closures:

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