Mariners Game Day Traffic Information
While congestion should be expected on game days around the stadium throughout the season, Seattle Department of Transportation, the Seattle Police Department, and the Seattle Mariners have worked together to create a game day traffic plan to minimize delays while safely and efficiently moving traffic.
The traffic plan for game days includes special traffic signal timing, police officers staffing intersections after games to help keep pedestrian and vehicular traffic moving safely, and on-street parking and lane restrictions.
Seattle Department of Transportation recommends using area transit options that include Metro Transit and Sound Transit, as well as carpooling and walking to the games. While special game day service is not available for all of this season's games, regular transit options are numerous and fans are encouraged to investigate their best travel options to get to and from the stadium. For more information on transit options to Safeco Field, please visit Metro Online at http://metro.kingcounty.gov.
Traffic in the area will be most congested at the end of games as pedestrians, bicyclists, bus riders, and drivers simultaneously exit the ballpark area. Immediately after games, police officers will hold vehicular traffic at intersections around the stadium for up to 15 minutes to accommodate pedestrians leaving the ballpark. Once the initial pedestrian rush has subsided, officers will then work to keep both pedestrians and vehicles moving safely and efficiently.
Additional traffic restrictions will include:
All vehicular traffic leaving games will be directed out of the area, especially onto the onramps at 4th and Atlantic. To accommodate this, some streets in the immediate area will only allow one-way traffic. After games, drivers heading north on First Avenue South by the stadium will automatically detour onto northbound Alaskan Way Viaduct (except for local access).
Occidental Avenue South will be open for pedestrians and local access only from 2 hours before games to approximately 1 hour after games between South King Street and South Royal Brougham Way.
Typically, for about an hour after games, drivers can expect congestion in the general area of Safeco Field and specifically on the following streets:
- First Avenue South between South Jackson Street and South Holgate Street;
- Fourth Avenue South between South Jackson Street and South Holgate Street;
- South Royal Brougham Way between SR-99 and I-5;
- South Holgate Street between First Avenue South and Fourth Avenue South.
For more information, contact (206) 684-ROAD.