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2019 WeAreSC Travel Guide: Game 5 – At WASHINGTON

NO. 17 WASHINGTON HUSKIES (3-1, 0-1 Pac-12 North)/No. 21 USC TROJANS (3-1, 2-0 PAC-12 South)

SEPT. 28: 12:30 p.m. (PDT)
Televised: FOX
Location: Seattle, Washington
Stadium: Husky Stadium
Capacity: 70,138
Surface: Field Turf
Seating Chart: http://sidearm.sites.s3.amazonaws.com/washington.sidearmsports.com/documents/2016/6/14/4141906.pdf?id=2123http://www.wsucougars.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=208262489
Ticket: 206-543-2200

The opening line: Washington opened a 10-point favorite to defeat the Trojans.

Projected Seattle Weather Game Day Forecast: Possible showers in the morning and partly cloudy in the afternoon with a high of 60 and low of 47 degrees, 61 percent humidity and 20 percent precipitation. 

Some say no college football stadium has a more beautiful surrounding than Husky Stadium (photo above).

Websites:  gohuskies.com/ usctrojans.com

DIRECTIONS TO HUSKY STADIUM:

From I-5 Going North or South:

(1) Follow the signs to Seattle (2) Take Hwy 520 exit toward Bellevue-Kirkland (3) Travel 1/4 mile and take the Montlake Boulevard exit. (4) At the end of the off ramp there is a stop light at Montlake Boulevard. Turn left (5) Travel across the Montlake bridge. You will see Husky Stadium on the right (6) To access the E-10 or E-11 parking lots, turn right into the main stadium lot (7) To access the C-21 parking lot (underground garage), turn left onto Pacific and make your first right. The garage is on your left (8) To access the N-24 parking lot, continue on Montlake past Husky Stadium. Go 1/2 mile to the visitor’s entrance on your left. Follow the directional sign.

From Highway 405 Going North or South:

(1) Take the Freeway 520 exit toward Seattle. This leads you onto the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge heading West (2) Once across the bridge, take the Montlake Boulevard Exit. Turn Right (3) Travel across the Montlake bridge. You will see Husky Stadium on the right. (4) To access the E-10 or E-11 parking lots, turn right into the main stadium lot. (5) To access the C-21 parking lot (underground garage), turn left onto Pacific and make your first right. The garage is on your left (6) To access the N-24 parking lot, continue on Montlake past Husky Stadium. Go 1/2 mile to the visitor’s entrance on your left. Follow the directional sign

SEATTLE

Friday beat the Huskies Pep Rally: Join your fellow Trojan fans at Denny Park (100 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109) at noon on Friday for a free noontime pep rally.

Pikes Market Place: From the original Starbucks to a basically sidewalk outdoor fish market and major tourist trap overlooking the Puget Sound, it’s a delightful place to spend an afternoon. There are plenty of souvenirs stuff and there is a real sense of electricity in the air. Having been there a number of times, worth the visit.

One of the top Seattle tourist attractions is Pike Market Place (photo above), which is a farmer’s market of restaurants, fruits and vegetable, fish market, and touristy stuff.

The Space Needle: Still the icon of Seattle. It’s worth spending a few bucks to take the elevator to the top of the Space Needle to see a gorgeous view of the city and the breathtaking waterways. 

If you’re into a beautiful view of Seattle, a trip up the famous Seattle Space Needle (photo above) is well worth your time and energy. It is one of the best locations for taking pictures of the Emerald City.

Saturday  Game Day Tips:

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Husky fans will again be able to take express buses to and from Washington football home games from key Metro Park & Ride locations. With the purchase of a season pass or a game day pass, fans can park in the Park & Ride lots and travel stress-free all the way to Husky Stadium. Please note, a season bus pass is required to ride the Redondo Heights route.

The Seattle light rail system (photo above)is a great way to travel to Husky Stadium and avoid traffic.

Fans can also ride regular transit service to Husky Stadium and the University District, or take Sound Transit Link Light Rail or the Amtrak Cascades trains.

PARKING

Single-game public parking is available on a first-come, first-serve basis on gameday, while single-game ADA parking may be purchased in advance. There are also a limited number of general public RV permits available for purchase on gameday. For a single-game parking map, click here.

PREGAME ACTIVITIES

Husky fans are invited to The Zone, a VIP area located on the east side of Husky Stadium. The Zone opens three hours before kickoff and is the home to many Husky gameday traditions, including the famous Dawg Walk. Food and beverages are available for purchase, and fans can enjoy music and a live pregame broadcast from the Huskies’ flagship station, KOMO Newsradio 1000 AM/97.7 FM.

Husky Stadium: Gates open for fans 90 minutes before kickoff. Umbrellas are permitted provided they do not interfere with other guest’ experience at the game. Make sure you dress warmly because it can get mighty cold with the wind blowing off the lake and the probability of showers. And if you’re sitting up high in the second deck, you will also dress even more warmly, trust me. Think survival mode!

Husky Stadium (photo above) is a unique venue to watch a college football game but dress warmly!

Concessions and beer garden: Husky Stadium football options include local favorites like Fletchers Hot Dogs and Pecos Pit BBQ, plus Teriyaki Bowls and Pho, and visit The Zone pregame for a rotating mix of food trucks like Delfino’s, Snout & Co., and The Fork & The Fin. Additionally, Corona has sponsored the Off-Leash Corona Beach beer garden above section 101 on the southeast side of the stadium.

Trojan Walk: The Trojans should step off their team busses between 9:30 am and 10:00 am.

Game Day Sports Bar/Restaurant Near Husky Stadium

Big Time Brewery & Alehouse, 4133 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105206-545-4509/bigtimebrewery.com

A fun hangout is the Big Time Brewery & Alehouse (photo above) before or after a game depending on the game time.





Greg Katz
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Greg Katz

Now in his 58th season of either writing, broadcasting, or just plain watching USC football, WeAreSC columnist Greg Katz began his affiliation with the website back in 2001, introducing his well-received O/NSO (The Obvious/The Not So Obvious) column and later adding his respected IMHO Sunday opinion and tidbits column. Greg, a former ESPN.com college football staff writer covering USC, is also a member of the Football Writer's Association of America. He is also known in Southern California as a professional public address announcer, having called the the 1996 Rose Bowl Game between USC and Northwestern. Greg also holds a master's degree in athletic administration and was a former varsity high school coach of 27 years.


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