What’s Moving Seattle This Week?

Game on! ⚾?… ⚽?…

Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit’s baseball and soccer season! The gangs of superfans are out filling the streets with colors of green and blue and they’re coming in by the thousands to chant and banter at and for our hometown players. If you’re heading to the game, there’re more options than ever to get their tear-free (bypass traffic) and even, FREE*. Your Mariners game ticket will get you a free ride on Sound Transit’s Link light rail.

*Good news baseball fans – the Mariners are picking up your ticket to ride Link light rail to and from Safeco Field on game days starting this Thursday through June 3. Your game ticket, either digital or paper, will be your valid Link light rail ticket starting three hours before the first pitch until the trains stop running at the end of the night. If you are asked by Fare Enforcement Officers to see your ticket while on the train, just show them your game-day ticket for that day. This pilot promotion is only good on Link light rail trains. – Sound Transit Blog

Between the Sounders and Mariners, Sakura-Con Anime Convention, and Odesza concert, we’re looking at over 100k people out and about Seattle this Saturday!

Here’s the rundown of what’s happening this week.

 

S P O R T S

SAT 3.31 

The Seattle Mariners will host the Cleveland Indians starting at 1:10 PM at Safeco Field. In the evening, the Seattle Sounders will take the field at CenturyLink Field at 7 PM. Both games will bring about 40K people per game. Mmmhmm, that’s about 80k fans in total!

 

SUN 4.1 

The Seattle Mariners will play the Cleveland Indians at 1:10 PM at Safeco Field. About 18,000 people are expected to attend.

 

E V E N T S

Image by Sakura-Con | via http://sakuracon.org/about-us/

FRI 3.30 to SUN 4.1 

Sakura-Con is in town! It’s the oldest and most well-attended anime, manga (comics), gaming, and Asian culture convention in the Pacific Northwest. It’s a great day for people watching! You can expect about 18,000 people in attendance and roaming the streets daily in their colorful and creative renditions of their favorite characters.

 

Image by ODESZA | via http://www.washingtonmusictheater.com/event/odesza-3/

FRI 3.30 & SAT 3.31 

ODESZA is in concert and both nights will be at WaMu Theater starting at 8 PM. Doors will open at 7 PM to let the 9K concert goers in for the show.

 

C O N S T R U C T I O N

FRI 3.30 to MON 4.2 

A crane is coming down so Fairview Avenue N between Republican and Harrison Streets will be fully closed from 10 PM on Friday, March 30 to 2 AM Monday, April 2.

 

M A I N T E N A N C E 

SAT 3.31 to SUN 4.1 

Seattle Public Utility is going underground for utility work and 1st Avenue S will be closed in both directions between Yesler Way and S Jackson Street.

 

Update: The following work along 4th Ave S has been postponed, rescheduled dates to be announced. 

March 26 – April 9: 4th Ave S from Royal Brougham to S Spokane St will have nighttime lane restrictions in both directions for roadway striping. Pedestrian access and two-way traffic will be maintained during this work. Flaggers will be on site to help direct traffic.

 

Just know there’re Waze around it.

Each week we’ll share a new or existing tool to help you navigate around Seattle. This week, it’s all about Waze! They just launched Waze Carpool in Seattle. Now there’re even more Waze to get around.

 

Waze

Waze likes to outsmart traffic with you – Waze is a community-based traffic and navigation app. Drivers in Seattle share real-time traffic and road info, saving everyone time and gas money on their daily commute.

Image by App Store via https://itunes.apple.com/app/apple-store/id323229106?mt=8

 

 

Have a fun weekend, Seattle!