This is a repost from a thread reply I had. Figured I put it in its own post.
I come from Everett, with three other varying folks (sometimes my kids, sometimes my buds). I used to park over by the waterfront, but I realized after a couple of years of stubbornness that this wasnt helping me get home so quick. This last year I found that by paying an extra $10, I can park in the Safeco garage. Its a further walk after the game, but you can zip right onto I-5 and beat the downtown and freeway traffic. Problem is, sometimes they dont allow you into that garage (Mariner games, etc…).
Here’s where I could use some help.
1) I’m looking for a good place to park, still be able to get on I-5 north fairly easily, and not too far that a 10 year old would complain.
2) I’m looking for a good place to get a pregame pitcher, and I’m absolutely tired of trying Elysian or Sluggers. Yeah, I know its convenient how close they are to the stadium, but even when I feel like we’ve arrived early enough to get a table and sit and drink… they’re full! Perhaps you can give me a good place that is close to my #1 issue above? I’ve heard that some of the supporter groups go to certain bars… I’m down with that too.
Besides my own needs, what are your favorite places to park and pregame?