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Experience the Park Safeco Field Fan Guide
Getting to Safeco
There are a number of options available when it comes to taking yourself out to the ballgame at Safeco Field.
Car: It’s no trouble finding parking near Safeco Field, especially if you don’t mind shelling out $20-$30 or more to be close or paying less and walking a ways. The closest lots are Safeco Field Garage (just south of the stadium), the Qwest Field Garage (across from the centerfield entrance), and the aptly named Home Plate Parking. Several businesses near the stadium sell spaces in their lots on game day, with prices fluctuating depending on demand.
Tip: If it’s a night or weekend game and you arrive an hour or two early, you might score a free space on the surrounding streets or on the gravel strip of land under the Alaskan Way Viaduct a couple blocks west of the stadium. For parking info go here and driving directions here.
Bus: Metro Transit operates two dozen regular routes within walking distance of Safeco Field. There are also several special Safeco Field runs to and from area Park & Ride locations. Call 206-553-3000 or go here for trip planning. If you’re busing it from Snohomish or Pierce counties, call Sound Transit (888-889-6368) for route info.
Train: Amtrak rumbles right by Safeco Field, and Seattle’s King Street Station is just a couple blocks away. For info call 800-USA-RAIL. Sounder “Home Run” commuter rail service from points north and south of Seattle is available for select weekend games. Call 888-889-6368 for the lowdown.
Bike: If you pedal to the park, you can securely store your bicycle in the Safeco Field Garage, directly south of the park, for free. There are also bicycle racks next to the garage on the west plaza. Or, let someone else do the pedaling. Before the game you can find “pedicabs” along the waterfront (Alaskan Way) and up in Pioneer Square, north of the stadium. After the game, pedicabs congregate on the sidewalk just north of the Safeco Field.
Taxi: You can take a cab to the game, but because of traffic, you’re not guaranteed a drop off right at the curb outside Safeco Field. After the game, cabs queue up on the corner of Royal Brougham and 1st Avenue S.
Boat: Ferries carry autos and passengers between Bremerton and Bainbridge Island and Pier 52; a passenger-only ferry runs between Vashon Island and Pier 50. The piers are about a mile from Safeco. (Schedules or call 206-464-6400). Victoria Clipper runs a ferry service between Seattle and Victoria, B.C. (800-888-2535).
Walk: It’s possible to walk to the park from downtown and many of the area hotels, with most within 15-30 minutes.