With the Emerald City waiting for an NHL team that will play its home games at the Seattle Center Arena, this has displaced the Seattle Storm from its usual home arena for the next few seasons.
This season, the defending champion Storm will “Rep Seattle” from two arenas – Alaska Airlines Arena on the campus of the University of Washington and Angel of the Winds Arena in the Seattle suburb of Everett.
The Storm’s home and season opener, which will be nationally televised on ABC (KOMO-TV 4 in Seattle) will be against the Phoenix Mercury in Everett on May 25 – and the team wants to make sure every single one of the “Storm Crazies” has the chance to pack the Everett arena as they have done KeyArena over the years.
🏀 🚂 Ride The Train To The Game! 🚂 🏀
More Info ⬇https://t.co/g8HjoiEhbY
— Seattle Storm (@seattlestorm) May 2, 2019
According to a team press release, a Sounder game day train will operate to the Storm’s home opener in Everett. The Sounder train is scheduled to leave from King Street Station at 10:30 a.m. and make a pair of stops before arriving at Everett station one hour prior to tip-off.
Another Sounder train is slated to leave Everett station approximately 45 minutes after the final buzzer sounds.
Storm CEO and general manager mentioned that a primary objective of the NHL-induced relocation was to ensure that fans continued to have access to both arenas Seattle will play its home contests at this season.
The Sounder game day train is a unique opportunity for Storm supporters to share in the excitement of the season opener without traffic concerns.
–Alisha Valavnis, Seattle Storm CEO and general manager (per team press release)
We’re excited to offer fans who attend the Storm’s opening game in Everett the same easy and affordable travel option that thousands of Mariners, Seahawks, and Sounder FC fans depend on.
–Peter Rogoff, Sound Transit CEO (per team press release)