The Seattle Storm return “home” and Metro is ready to help get you to Climate Pledge Arena to cheer on Jewell Loyd, Breanna Stewart, and the incomparable Sue Bird as the team heads into the 2022 WNBA season.
Storm fans will be able to ride to the game for free using a program similar to the one created to get Kraken fans to Climate Pledge on transit.
Starting with the May 6 home opener against the Minnesota Lynx, ticket holders, both season ticket holders and single-game tickets, can access Transit GO Tickets using the Climate Pledge Arena app to ride public transit to get to and from the arena. Bytemark, the vendor for the Transit GO Ticket app, will implement an integrated solution for the Storm so that game day travelers can use the Storm app to access subsidized transit tickets.
The passes can be used throughout your entire journey—across buses, light rail, the Seattle Center Monorail, and other transit.
“It’s exciting to have the Storm back at the Seattle Center as they begin the drive for a record fifth WNBA Title,” said King County Executive Dow Constantine. “1 in 4 fans who saw the Seattle Kraken during their inaugural season chose transit to get to the Seattle Center. I’m looking forward to this new partnership with the Storm and giving fans a stress-free and sustainable way to get to Climate Pledge this summer and fall.”
To make your trip to Climate Pledge Arena run smoothly, here are some tips:
- Plan your trip in advance. Visit TripPlanner.kingcounty.gov, check out the Puget Sound Trip Planner app, or use a third-party app like “One Bus Away” or Google Maps (using transit mode). Another way to find the best routes is by calling Metro Customer Service at 206-553-3000 weekdays, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Press 1 for an interpreter.
- If you’re traveling from downtown Seattle to Climate Pledge Arena, here are some great travel options:
Catch the bus at Third Avenue and Pike Street. Ride either Route 3 or 4 to Fifth Avenue and Broad Street. After the game, you can head downtown for entertainment or other travel connections by boarding Route 3 or 4 at Fifth Ave and Broad St. (Outside of MoPOP) and riding to Third Avenue and Pike Street downtown.
The Seattle Center Monorail is another way to move between downtown Seattle and Climate Pledge Arena. Link light rail riders can make an easy transfer to the Seattle Monorail at Westlake Station. Your ORCA card is also good on the Monorail!
To keep things moving, have your payment method ready each time you board.
Remember, if it’s for a Storm game this spring, heading to Climate Pledge Arena to enjoy a concert or event this summer, or going to root for the Kraken in the fall, transit is a great way to get there.