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Coming to the Tacoma Dome for Van Halen? Here’s your guide to downtown, including parking information

Post by Kathleen Cooper / The News Tribune on May 3, 2012 at 9:55 am with 2 Comments »
May 3, 2012 9:55 am

Van Halen will rock the Tacoma Dome on Saturday night, but anyone whose attended a concert at the Dome knows parking can be a challenge.

Concert-goers should consider parking away from the Dome, throughout downtown, and riding the Link light rail in.

Sound Transit said this morning that the Link will operate on extended hours Saturday for the concert. The last train will leave the Tacoma Dome Station at 11:48 p.m. instead of the usual 10 p.m.

Click here for Link information.

Click here for a map of city-owned parking garages in downtown Tacoma. Click here for a comprehensive map of all parking garages downtown.

If you’re coming from out of town, plan to make an evening of it! Downtown has a ton of yummy restaurants and bars. Go to for a list of restaurants and attractions. Click here for a map of downtown that highlights places to go. The map also has coupons!

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  1. alindasue says:

    Thank you for this informative article about how the concert attendees can avoid the inevitable traffic tangle surrounding a popular event.

    THIS is one of the many reasons I support public transportation. Not only will the Tacoma link be running late to accommodate the people attending the concert, but Sound transit also announced that they will be extending Sounder service to accommodate two popular sporting events in Seattle, keeping many hundreds of cars from clogging traffic on I-5.

    By the way, I followed the link to the list of downtown restaurants. A good two dozen of them will be open before the concert, and four or five of them will still be serving when the concert ends.

  2. sincere says:

    My advise to the fans of Van Halen is to buy their Video and forget fighting the maddening crowd at the Dome!

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