Seattle Information

Sports Teams

Ticketmaster. Ticketing agency for various events. They add a rather large service charge, so where possible try to get tickets directly from the team box office.

Seattle Mariners. Seattle's major league baseball team. They play at Safeco Field (which opened in 1999). To get there by bus, take a downtown bus to International District station. Metro often runs shuttles to the game from various Park and Ride stations. Go to the Mariners store by the Westlake Center or the stadium itself to avoid the Ticketmaster charge.

Seattle Seahawks. Seattle's NFL (American) football team. They play at Qwest field, which is right by Safeco Field. Metro often runs shuttles to games, so check the Metro web site for details.

Seattle Sonics. Seattle's NBA basketball team. They play at Key Arena. Take the bus downtown then take the bus or walk to the Seattle Center.

Seattle Storm. Seattle's WNBA women's basketball team. They play at Key Arena. Take the bus downtown then take the bus or walk to the Seattle Center.

Seattle Thunderbirds. Seattle's Junior A level ice hockey team. Part of the Western Hockey League (WHL), the players are typically between 16 and 20 years old. They play at Key Arena. Take the bus downtown then take the bus or walk to the Seattle Center. There's usually no problem in getting tickets at the box office before the game.

Seattle Sounders. Seattle's men soccer (i.e., football) team. They play at Qwest Field. Also check out Seattle's women soccer team, the Seattle Sounders Saints.

Husky Sports

Information on individual game and season tickets for Husky sports is available here. There is also a ticket office between the IMA building and Hec Edmudson pavillion where you can purchase tickets. Football season ticket applications are typically available in May or so. Check online for the date.


Jazz Alley. Downtown Seattle live Jazz club & restaurant. Past artists include Maynard Ferguson & Hugh Masekela. Has student 2 for 1 nights.

Seattle Symphony. The Seattle Syphony plays at the Benaroya Hall downtown. FREE Campus ClubMembership gives you the best available seat in the house for $10 on the day of performance, and after you've purchased tickets to four different concerts, you'll get the fifth ticket free. Email for information on how to join the club.

Ticketmaster. Ticketing agency for concerts at various venues including the Gorge Amphitheatre. Again, beware the surcharge.

Transportation Information

Metro. Bus service page. Timetables and route maps are all online here.

Washington State Ferries. Timetables and route maps for ferries to Victoria, B.C., San Juan Islands and other Puget Sound destinations. Including the services to Bremerton and Bainbridge Islands.

Amtrak. Trains leave from downtown.

Greyhound. Buses leave from the terminal on Stewart. Catch a non-express 70's bus and get off across the street from the Greyhound station, or an express to Convention Center and walk 2 blocks west to the station.

Sea-Tac Airport. Metro bus route 174/194 will take you from downtown to the lower level of Sea-Tac Airport.

Licensing and State ID

Information on how to get your Washington State driver's license or state identification can be found here. You will need photo identification (US license, Foreign or US Passport, expired or about to expire State ID, bank accounts with US name and address, etc). For a list of licensing office locations click here.



The Stranger is a great way to find out what is going on in Seattle, including a listing of all the movies playing in the Seattle area. he closest theatres to the UW are: Varsity, Neptune, Seven Gables and Metro (all within walking distance). The Guild is in Wallingford, a 40 minute walk or a short #44 bus ride from the Ave and 45th St.