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Sounders encourage fans to plan arrival; Autumn Moon Festival and Mariners also on for Saturday

Here's a reminder from the club:

Sounders FC encourage fans attending Saturday's match versus the Chicago Fire to plan ahead and arrive well in advance of kickoff to ensure smooth access into the stadium as handheld metal detectors will be utilized at all gates. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and first kick is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Sounders FC fans should also be aware of the annual Chinatown Autumn Moon Festival at Union Station Plaza that will impact Fifth Avenue South between South Jackson and South Weller streets before and after the match. The event features live music, food, dance, culture, and crafts. Additionally, the Seattle Mariners host the Tampa Bay Rays at Safeco Field at 6:10 p.m.

There are plenty of transportation options for fans to access CenturyLink Field. Visit the team's transportation guide at

March to the Match activities begin at 5:30 p.m. at Occidental Park in Pioneer Square.

Fans are invited to check-out the new Brougham Beer Hall, located on the main concourse at the southwest corner of the stadium, to take advantage of the $5 domestic beers and $6 craft pints promotion. The promotion is also available at all concession stands from the time gates open until 30 minutes before kickoff.

For more information on match day activities visit