Seattle Department of Transportation is warning people to be prepared for heavy traffic delays on Friday, Sept. 30 as the 10th-ranked Washington Huskies football kick off against No. 7 Stanford during peak traffic hours.
The meeting between the top-ten teams is expected to sellout with nearly 70,000 people attending the 6 p.m game.
The Mariners game will also be impacting traffic in all parts of the city Friday, with their last home series beginning at 7:10 p.m. The team is still in the wild-card race, and Fan Appreciation Night that evening is expected to pack Safeco Field.
Alternate routes are available and encouraged to the Huskies game. Uber is offering half priced rides to and from Friday’s Huskies game if you punch in a promotion code: HOMESAFEUW.
A free bike valet will open three hours before kickoff and available just off the Burke-Gilman Trail at Rainier Vista.
Gameday bus services from suburban park and rides that are usually offered to Husky fans won’t be available since Metro will be serving afternoon commuters, Seattle Department of Transportation released.
The University will try to fill the gap by offering game shuttles from area colleges, churches and a medical center. Riders must register and print a shuttle ticket to ride the UW-provided buses. Registration closes at midnight Thursday.
With diverted routes and delays, Sound Transit released an alert to be prepared to use the standing room on buses and trains.
In addition, University of Washington’s first day of classes is Wednesday, Sept. 28, and the campus will be full of students and faculty.