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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Football Dominates the Coming Weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
9/10/2009  12:00:00 PM
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Football Dominates the Coming Weekend
Motorists should plan for possible traffic delays

SEATTLE - The coming weekend, September 11-13, will be a football fan’s delight with the Huskies playing Saturday afternoon, the Cougars suiting up Saturday night and the Seahawks taking to the field on Sunday afternoon. In addition, the last of the summer community events will be held in South Park and Mount Baker. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) advises motorists to plan on traffic congestion around these and other weekend activities. SDOT encourages motorists to consider getting out of their cars and traveling other ways to the events, such as taking the Sounder, Link Rail, bus, cycling, or walking if appropriate.

Friday, September 11
Husky Band Friday Night Rally and Procession: 8:55 p.m. - 10 p.m.
600 participants
Husky band and supporters will follow a procession through Greek Row. Seattle Police will escort.

Saturday, September 12
University of Washington Huskies versus Idaho Vandals: 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
University of Washington Husky Stadium
60,000 attending
Expect congestion on I-5 approaching the University District and on all arterials in the area surrounding Husky Stadium.

Crank It Up: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Park in South Park
570 expected
Street closed: Seventh Avenue S adjacent to the park from 11.a.m. - 8 p.m.

Washington State University Cougars versus Hawaii Warriors: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Qwest Field
40,000 expected
Expect congestion surrounding the stadium.

Sunday, September 13
Mount Baker Community Club “Day in the Park” Parade: 9:30 a.m.
400 participants;
Parade route: Begins at 31st Avenue S and S Mount Baker Boulevard (Franklin High School); snaking east on S Mount Baker Boulevard to Mount Baker Park at S McClellan Street and Lake Park Drive S. Seattle Police and flaggers will escort.

Summer Sundays on Pike Place: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
1,000 expected
Streets surrounding Pike Place Market may be congested.

Seattle Seahawks versus Saint Louis Rams: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Qwest Field
70,000 expected
Expect congestion surrounding the stadium.

The Seattle Department of Transportation builds, maintains and operates Seattle's $12 billion transportation infrastructure. To further Mayor Nickels’ goal to get Seattle moving, the department manages short- and long-term investments in streets, bridges, pavement and trees, that better connect the city with the region.


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