SPECIAL VENUES


IN THIS SECTION

Stadium Area

Pike Place Market

Seattle Center & Key Arena

Memorial Stadium

UW Campus

Seattle City Hall and City Hall Plaza

Federal Property

Sound Transit Property

Port of Seattle Property


Below is a list of locations that have special considerations or additional information for holding special events.

Stadium Area 

Parking and Access Review Committee (PARC) Review

The Parking and Access Review Committee was created pursuant to Ordinance 119534, which approved the street vacation for Safeco Field.  It is comprised of representatives from Pioneer Square, International District and Duwamish neighborhoods, stadium/ballpark owners and operators, transportation and transit agencies and City of Seattle departments. 

Parking and Access Review Committee provides an opportunity for technical and community review of event venue transportation and parking issues; it is also responsible for approving the Transportation Management Plans for the ballpark and stadium.  

The following types of special events are subject to review by Parking and access Review Committee: 

  • Any event scheduled in the ballpark or stadium that will involve crowds greater than 15,000 and 20,000 respectively; or  
  • Any event to occur within the area bordered by South Holgate Street, 5th Avenue South, South Main Street and Alaskan Way that is required to have a Special Events Permit.  

Event sponsors should present information to Parking and Access Review Committee for its review prior to the Special Events Committee approval.    

For more information, contact the Strategic Planning Office at (206) 684-8375 or the Department of Planning and Development at (206) 233-3866.    

Pike Place Market 

Event space information

Seattle Center & Key Arena 

Use of Seattle Center facilities or grounds is under agreement directly with the Seattle Center. 

Memorial Stadium 

Memorial Stadium and the adjacent parking lot at Seattle Center are owned and operated by Seattle Public Schools. 

Coordinator of Athletics 206-281-6244 

Policies

UW Campus 

Special events on University of Washington campus are reviewed and approved by the Use of University Facilities Committee

Seattle City Hall and City Hall Plaza 

Use of Seattle City Hall and City Hall Plaza for special events (including protests and demonstrations) is coordinated through Althea Cudaback. Phone (206) 684-7995; email althea.cudaback@seattle.gov.   

Federal Property 

Many free speech events include a rally at the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building (915 2nd Ave) or the Seattle Courthouse of the US District Court (700 Stewart St).  Any activity on these or other federal properties requires permission. 

US District Courthouse 206-553-1404

Jackson Federal Building 253-931-7948

Sound Transit Property  

Includes Link light rail stations 

Carol Masnik 206-398-5048  

Port of Seattle Property 

Includes Centennial Park (adjacent to Myrtle Edwards Park on downtown waterfront) 

Chris Nardine 206-787-4821 nardine.c@portseattle.org