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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Footwork and Football Rule the Weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
10/8/2009  12:35:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Norm Mah  (206) 684-8114


Footwork and Football Rule the Weekend

SEATTLE –The weekends filled with festivals and parades have come to an end and the traditional fall sports events are taking the forefront.  Saturday, September 10, snowboarders will show off their fancy footwork in an afternoon exhibition in Pioneer Square.  Saturday night, the University of Washington Huskies football team will play before a nearly sold-out crowd at Husky Stadium.  On Sunday,  Seattle Seahawk fans will once again get a chance to play the 12 th Man at Qwest Field. Motorists can count on the usual traffic congestion associated with the two football games.

Saturday, October 10

Downtown Throwdown (outdoor snowboard exhibition): 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Occidental Park
2,000 expected
There are no street closures, but there is the potential for traffic congestion in the surrounding area in Pioneer Square.

University of Washington Huskies versus the Arizona Wildcats: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
University of Washington Husky Stadium
65,000 expected
Before and after the game, expect congestion on I-5 through the University District, SR 520 and on all arterials in the area surrounding Husky Stadium. 

Sunday, October 11

Seattle Seahawks versus the Jacksonville Jaguars: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Qwest Field
70,000
Plan on congestion surrounding the stadium, as well as on I-5, on I-90 and on the Alaskan Way Viaduct before and after the game.

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