Enthusiastic soccer fans are getting ready to take over CenturyLink Field for the Seattle Sounders vs. Real Salt Lake contest on Saturday, May 31, 2014 . Since 2009, the venue has played host to thrilling MLS action, so read up on CenturyLink Field information regarding the upcoming match.
CenturyLink Field Seating Information
The level closest to the pitch starts off with section 100 near one of the goal lines, and is numbered clockwise around the remainder of the 100-level until it hits section 151. The 200 level just has seating along the sidelines, including sections 209-215 and 229-241. Club seating is also available on this level. The 300-level rounds out the seating at the back of the venue, and is numbered 300-344 clockwise around the stadium.
CenturyLink Field General Information
Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the stadium. Re-entry is only permitted before play begins, and any guests that exit afterwards will not be allowed back inside. No coolers or large bags will be permitted, and every other bag or container is subject to a search upon entering the venue. However, food is permitted into CenturyLink Field, as long as it is in a clear plastic bag. Banners and signs will be allowed inside the venue, but they cannot block the view of any other fans and cannot be made of wood or metal. Any pole attached must be made of a ½ inch PVC pipe that is no bigger than 3 ½ feet long. Streamers, confetti, horns and drums are all permitted into the stadium, but the management has the right to revoke that right if anything becomes inappropriate or disrespectful.
CenturyLink Field Parking Information
Parking is available onsite around the stadium with easy access to the venue. CenturyLink Field manages the North Lot, the Event Center Garage, and the Union State Garage, and fees vary for all three. There are an additional 8,400 parking spots in nearby lots and another 15,000 in lots downtown. Public transportation is also available via the ST Express Bus Service, Link Light Rail, Sounder Rail Service, Metro Bus service, ferries, and Amtrak. After the game, CenturyLink Field offers the Safe Ride Home Program, which is designed for people that do not think they can safely drive after the event due to the consumption of alcohol. Anyone that wishes to use this service can visit a Guest Services booth, where they can be escorted to a taxi which will take them home free of charge.
CenturyLink Field Tailgating
Tailgating is only permitted in the East side of the North Lot. Any consumption of alcohol in public violates city and state laws, and there will be police on hand to enforce it. Cars should not take up more than one parking space, including chairs, awnings, and barbeques. No charcoal barbeques will be permitted, nor will deep fat fryers, glass bottles or cans, or any sort of playing catch. The lots will close two hours after the match concludes.
CenturyLink Field Gate Times
The gates will open 90 minutes before the start of Seattle Sounders FC games.
CenturyLink Field Accessibility
For those in need of accessible parking, the North Lot and Event Center Garage provide ample parking. However, passes are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis, so be sure to plan ahead if you are looking for accessible parking. Accessible seating is also available throughout the venue, but all guests need to be sure to make note of it when purchasing Sounders vs. Real Salt Lake tickets.