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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Plenty of Fun, Food and Sports Spread Over the Next Four Days

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
9/16/2009  5:20:00 PM
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Plenty of Fun, Food and Sports Spread Over the Next Four Days
Motorists should plan for possible traffic delays

SEATTLE - Thousands of people are expected to turn out for the many and varied sports events, Fremont Oktoberfest, the West Seattle Car Show; and other events planned for the next four days, September 17-20. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) advises motorists to plan on heavy traffic associated with these activities. The department encourages motorists try something positive for the environment and their budgets by heading to the events via Sounder, Link Rail, bus, cycling or, if appropriate, walking.

Thursday, September 17
Seattle Mariners versus Chicago White Sox: 3:40 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Safeco Field
15,000
Expect traffic congestion around the stadium. The afternoon commute could be significantly impacted in the SODO area and downtown.

Seattle Boats Afloat Show: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Chandler’s Cove on South Lake Union
2,000 expected

Seattle Police West Precinct Community Picnic: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
400 expected
Streets closed 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Virginia Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues except for Metro buses.

Friday, September 18
Seattle Boats Afloat Show: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Chandler’s Cove on South Lake Union
2,000 expected

Chase Jarvis Second Annual Anniversary Party: 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
1,000 expected
Street closed 8 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.: Wallingford Avenue N from N 34th Street south to the dead-end.

Fremont Oktoberfest: 5 p.m. - Midnight
12,000 expected
Streets closed from 6 p.m. on Thursday to 11 p.m. on Sunday: N 35th Street and N Canal Street (Phinney Avenue N -First Avenue NW).

Seattle Storm versus Los Angeles Sparks -Western Conference Semi-finals: 7 p.m.
Key Arena, Seattle Center
Expect heavier traffic between the I-5 Mercer Street off-ramp and the Seattle Center prior to the game.

Seattle Mariners versus the New York Yankees: 7:10 p.m.
Safeco Field
30,000 expected
Expect congestion around the stadium.

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 19
Sea Mar Fiestas Patrias Festival: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
South Park Playground (Eighth Avenue S and S Rose Street)
1,100 expected

Sea Mar Fiestas Patrias Parade: 11 a.m.
1,500 expected
Parade starts at 12th Avenue S and S Henderson; heads east on Henderson to 14th Avenue S; north on 14th to S Cloverdale Street; west on Cloverdale to Eighth Avenue S; and finally, north on Eighth to S Rose Street. Seattle Police will escort.

Seattle Boats Afloat Show: 10 a.m. -6 p.m.
Chandler’s Cove on South Lake Union
2,000 expected

Fremont Oktoberfest: 11 a.m. - Midnight
12,000 expected
Streets closed from 6 p.m. on Thursday to 11 p.m. on Sunday: N 35th Street and N Canal Street ( Phinney Avenue N - First Avenue NW).

Seattle Sounders versus Chivas USA: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Qwest Field
34,000
Expect congestion around the stadium.

Seattle Storm versus Los Angeles Sparks -Western Conference Semi-finals: 2 p.m.
Key Arena, Seattle Center
Expect heavier traffic between the I-5 Mercer Street off-ramp and the Seattle Center prior to the game.

University of Washington Huskies versus University of Southern California Trojans: 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
University of Washington Husky Stadium
70,000 expected
Expect congestion on I-5 approaching the University District and on all arterials in the area surrounding Husky Stadium.

Evergreen State BBQ Championship: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Alki Beach
900 expected
Expect congestion along Alki Avenue SW.

Seattle Mariners versus New York Yankees: 7:10 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Safeco Field
40,000
Expect congestion around the stadium.

Sunday, September 20
Trek Women Triathlon: 6:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Genesee Park and surrounding area
2,000 expected
Expect congestion and street closures near the park.
Streets closed: Some begin at 4:30 a.m. and others at 6:15 a.m. - vicinity of Genesee Park/Lake Washington Boulevard S (Seward Park I-90). Lake Washington Boulevard will open to bicyclists at 10 a.m. for Bicycle Sunday.

West Seattle Junction Car Show: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
West Seattle Junction
3,500 expected
Streets closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.: California Ave. SW (SW Genesee - SW Edmunds Street) and SW Alaska Street (42nd - 44th Avenue SW).

Opening Ceremony March for International Association of Women Police 47th Annual Training Conference: 9 a.m.
475 participants
March route: Starts at the Westin Hotel at Fifth Avenue and Stewart Street; heads south on Fifth to Spring Street; east on Spring to Eighth Avenue into Town Hall. Seattle Police will escort.

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

Seattle Boats Afloat Show: 10 a.m. -6 p.m.
Chandler’s Cove on South Lake Union
2,000 expected

Fremont Octoberfest Brew Ha-Ha Run: 10 a.m.
1,100 expected
Race route: Starts at 34th Avenue N and Fremont Avenue N; heads east on 34th to N Pacific Street, east on Pacific to NE 40th Street; makes a u-turn onto the Burke-Gilman Trail; then south on the trail finishing at Phinney Avenue N.

Fremont Oktoberfest: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
12,000 expected
Streets closed through 11 p.m. on Sunday: N 35th St (Phinney Ave N - 1st Ave NW) and N Canal St ( Phinney Ave N -First Ave NW).

Chinese National Day Celebration Parade: 1 p.m.
850 participants
Parade route: Starts at Maynard Avenue S. and S King Street; heads south on Maynard to S Weller Street; then west on Weller Street to Fifth Avenue S; north on Fifth to S King Street; east on King to Eighth Avenue S; north on Eighth to S Jackson Street; west on Jackson to Maynard Avenue S; south on Maynard to S King Street. Seattle Police will escort.

Evergreen State BBQ Championship: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Alki Beach
900 expected
Expect congestion along Alki Avenue SW.

Seattle Mariners versus New York Yankees: 1:10 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Safeco Field
35,000
Expect congestion around the stadium.

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