Seattle Travel Information
If you’re traveling to Seattle for the 2019 International WFTDA Playoffs, this page offers information about the venue, transportation, hotels, and more. You can find more detailed information in the Hospitality Guide (coming soon!). Read about our commitment to safety and inclusion at WFTDA events.
accesso ShoWare Center
625 W James St
Kent, WA 98032
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Located in Kent, Washington, accesso ShoWare Center is less than 18 miles from downtown Seattle, Bellevue, and downtown Tacoma. Easy access to major freeways and convenient parking that is always free.
There is also bus parking available on site. Free parking is available in the accesso ShoWare Center parking lot, the Metro Park N Ride, or the Regional Justice Center garage. Do not park in the Kent Commons or the Kent Station Mall. If overflow parking is needed, visitors can park in the Kent Park and Ride located one block west of the venue.
Getting to Seattle
You have two options for airports into the Seattle area. You can fly into Seattle-Tacoma airport or Paine Field in Everett.
Paine Field: Paine field is about an hour from the venue and has regional transportation available, though would require several connections.
Seattle Tacoma (Sea-Tac Airport): Seattle Tacoma airport is about 20 minutes from the venue and has several transportation options. Lyft from the Seattle-Tacoma airport to the venue will be about $30.
By Bus: Buses arrive into downtown Seattle at Union Station. This station serves Greyhound and Bolt busses. You can then take regional transit via the Sounder Train or King County Metro to the venue.
By Train: Trains also arrive into downtown Seattle at Union Station. You can then take regional transit via the Sounder Train or King County Metro to the venue.
From Seattle (North): Take I-5 south, exit 149 (Kent/Des Moines Road) turn left (east) on Kent/Des Moines Road. Follow Kent/Des Moines Road east as it becomes Willis Street. Turn left onto 4th Avenue. From 4th Avenue, turn left on James Street; accesso ShoWare Center will be on your right.
From Tacoma (South): Take I-5 north, exit 149A (Kent/Des Moines Road) turn right (east) on Kent/Des Moines Road. Follow Kent/Des Moines Road east as it becomes Willis Street. Turn left onto 4th Avenue. From 4th Avenue, turn left on James Street; accesso ShoWare Center will be on your right.
Sound Transit’s Link light rail makes trips from Angle Lake Station to the University of Washington through downtown Seattle making 14 stops along the way, including downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. Trains arrive every 6 to 15 minutes, depending on the time of day, and take about 40 minutes to travel between Sea-Tac International Airport and Westlake Station in downtown Seattle. One-way fare for adults ranges from $2.25 to $3.25. Schedules and station maps are available on the Sound Transit website.
King County Metro Transit provides bus service in downtown Seattle and outlying neighborhoods in King County. Timetables and route maps are available at the Transit Information Center in the tunnel under Westlake Center at 4th Avenue & Pine Street or can be found on the King County Metro Transit website. King County Metro also has a mobile app available for iPhone and Android.
The venue is located within walking distance of the Sound Transit Kent Station served by the Sounder Train. This daily commuter train has limited hours but is a convenient way to get into the city.
Where to Stay
This hotel is offering group rates for people attending Playoffs.
Ramada Kent by Wyndham
22318 84th Ave S
Kent, WA 98032
- (2) Queens: $92.00 + Fees per night
Custom WFTDA Reservation Link: 2019 International WFTDA Playoffs – Seattle
Phone Reservations: (253) 854-1950
Group Name: Women’s Flat Track Derby
Group Code: CGWF00
Reservation Deadline: Aug. 13, 2019