SDOT is advising travelers to be aware of several events happening around the city through the weekend that will affect area traffic. The President of Ireland will be traveling in and around Seattle Wednesday through Saturday. The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team is playing Wednesday at CenturyLink. Sounders FC play at CenturyLink Field on Sunday afternoon.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21st:
U.S. WOMEN’S SOCCER: The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team plays Brazil at CenturyLink Wednesday at 7 p.m. About 25,000 people are expected to attend.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21st TO SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24th:
PRESIDENT OF IRELAND VISIT: The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins will be visiting the greater Seattle area from Wednesday to Saturday. Please be aware of potential traffic issues in and around the city.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22nd TO SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25th:
SEATTLE HOME SHOW: The Seattle Home Show fall edition is at CenturyLink Field Event Center and runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through the weekend.=
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24th:
“R” DAY: A celebration to benefit KEXP’s new home fund at the Old Rainer Brewery from 5p.m. to 11p.m. About 1500 people are expected to attend.
LIGHT THE NIGHT: The 15th anniversary of the lantern-lit night walk benefitting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The Walk starts at 6p.m. at the Seattle Center, goes around the Center and the sidewalks of South Lake Union. About 1500 people are expected to walk.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25th:
WEST SEATTLE HARVEST FESTIVAL: A Fall celebration in the West Seattle Junction from 10a.m. to 2 p.m. California Avenue SW will be closed between SW Edmonds and SW Oregon Streets from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. About 500 people are expected to attend.
SEATTLE SOUNDERS AT CENTURYLINK FIELD:
Sounders FC vs. Real Salt Lake, Sunday, October 25th, 2015 at 4p.m. About 40,000 people are expected to attend.
Norm Mah, SDOT