Seahawks Encourage Fans to Plan Ahead for Sunday's Game

Posted Dec 7, 2012

Jingle Bell Run could impact traffic and transit service

RENTON, Wash. - The Seahawks invite fans to plan ahead and arrive early for the Seahawks versus the Arizona Cardinals game at CenturyLink Field on Sunday, December 9. Kick-off is scheduled for 1:25 p.m., Touchdown City will open at 10 a.m. and stadium gates open at 11 a.m.

Streets in downtown Seattle will be affected by street closures and traffic congestion associated with the Jingle Bell Run/Walk. The Interstate 5 express lanes will remain closed from 6 - 10 a.m. for the event.
Metro shuttles will leave the Eastgate Park-and-Ride, Northgate Transit Center, and South Kirkland Park-and-Ride beginning two hours before kick-off. Each shuttle will leave as it is filled. The last shuttle leaves for the game about 35 minutes before kickoff. All pre-game shuttles arrive near CenturyLink Field northbound on Fifth Avenue South at South Weller Street. Cash-only fare is $4 each way or $8 for a round trip. No ORCA cards or passes are accepted for the shuttles. Exact change is required. Buses returning to Eastgate and South Kirkland leave on southbound Fifth Avenue South at South Weller Street, and the Northgate shuttle leaves northbound on Fifth Avenue South from just north of South Weller Street.
Fans can review transportation options to the stadium by visiting the team's transportation guide at
Throughout the day, the Seahawks will recognize youth who have pledged to play 60 minutes a day. The Washington State Dairy Council will host twenty Fuel Up To Play 60 (FUTP60) school advisors for their efforts and leadership with the FUTP60 program in their respective schools. The halftime show will feature an exhibition from the local participants in the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick program. Fans are encouraged to Play 60 before the game by stopping by the Kinect for Xbox 360 Fun Zone in Touchdown City.  
American Family Insurance Touchdown City will open at 10 a.m. and admission is free.  Touchdown City features a four-sided video board with 10 x 15 screens featuring the top NFL games and over 30 free interactive activity stations.  Fans will be entertained with performances by Blue Thunder and Sea Gals.  Fans will find season-long food and beverage specials including $5 beers and $3 hot dogs.
Fans are invited to check their cholesterol, diabetes, blood pressure, and heartbeat at the Men's Health Network, Boehringer Ingelheim, and Virginia Mason Medical Center booth in Touchdown City. Fans who participate in the screening will be entered to win free Seattle Seahawks gear and the grand prize, a 40-inch flat screen TV.
Local food trucks including Bigfood, Snout & Co., Where You at Matt and Skillet will be parked in the North Plaza along with a DJ and prize giveaways.
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