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Men's Track & Field
4 p.m. (Central)
vs. NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships
@ La Crosse, Wis.
Women's Track & Field
4 p.m. (Central)
vs. NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships
@ La Crosse, Wis.
Men's Track & Field
4:30 p.m. (Central)
vs. NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships
@ La Crosse, Wis.
Women's Track & Field
2 p.m. (Central)
vs. NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships
@ La Crosse, Wis.
Women's Rowing
at NCAA Division III Championships
Men's Track & Field
1:30 p.m. (Central)
vs. NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships
@ La Crosse, Wis.
Women's Rowing
at NCAA Division III Championships
Women's Rowing
at NCAA Division III Championships
Women's Rowing
at NCAA Division III Championships

Welcome to Pacific Lutheran - Home of the Lutes!

Pacific Lutheran University welcomes you to our campus for the 2016-2017 year of athletic competitions. We hope that the information within this visitor’s guide will address any concerns for your travel and stay in the greater Tacoma area. If you have any questions that are not covered in the following document, please feel free to contact us through phone or email so that we might better support you.

Go Lutes!

Warmest Regards,

Pacific Lutheran University Athletics

Directions to Olson Gymnasium

Pacific Lutheran University is located 7 miles south of downtown Tacoma, Washington. Take exit 127 off Interstate 5 and head east on Highway 512. Continue on 512 for approximately two miles. Take the WA-7/Pacific Ave exit. Turn right on Pacific Avenue S. Turn right on Garfield St and follow it to the intersection with Park Avenue. Turn left on Park Avenue and drive until 125th where you will take a right. Continue on until Yakima Avenue where you should take a right, stay on this road and athletic facilities will be on your left and Olson Auditorium will be on your right. Welcome to Campus!

From SeaTac Airport, exit terminal area and follow signs for I-5 South / Tacoma. Follow Interstate 5 South through downtown Tacoma to exit 127. From this point, follow the directions given above.

Directions to Sparks Stadium - home of PLU Football

601 7th Ave SW, Puyallup, WA 98371

From PLU, turn right on Pacific Ave.  Take WA-513 east for approximately seven miles.  Take the Meridian Street S/Puyallup exit.  Follow S. Meridian to 7th Ave.

Ticket Information

Tickets are sold on at the gate beginning 1 hour before competition for the following sports: Basketball, Football, Soccer and Volleyball. There is no charge for admission to other PLU sporting events.


Ticket Prices



PLU Students (with Lute Card)









Non-PLU Student/Child (6 years and older)



Senior (62+)






5 and Under



PLU Athletics Online 

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Make sure to follow PLU Athletics on Social Media for up to date news and event info.



Tacoma Hotels

Courtyard by Marriott, 1515 Commerce Street., 253-591-9100

Hotel Murano, 1320 Broadway., 253-238-8000

Red Lion Hotel Tacoma (NWC Host Hotel), 8402 South Hosmer Street, 253-548-1212

Silver Cloud Inn, 2317 Ruston Way, 253-272-1300

Puyallup Hotels

Holiday Inn Express, 812 South Hill Park Dr., 253-848-4900
Best Western Premier Plaza, 620 South Hill Park Dr., 253-848-1500
Hampton Inn & Suites, 1515 South Meridian, 253-770-8880 

Local Dining


FARELLI'S WOOD FIRE PIZZA, 210 Garfield Street S., 253-538-0202

MARZANO’S, 516 Garfield Street S., 253-537-4191

McDONALD'S, 11012 Pacific Ave S., 253-531-4132

NORTHERN PACIFIC COFFEE COMPANY, 401 Garfield Street S., 253-503-7430

PITA PIT, 212 Garfield Street S., 253-539-2797

REYNA'S MEXICAN, 411 Garfield Street S., 253-538-2368

SUBWAY, 11457 Pacific Ave S., 253-533-4888

UNI TERIYAKI, 212 Garfield Street S., 253-539-5000

208 GARFIELD, 208 Garfield Street S., 253-538-5990


BLACK ANGUS, 3510 Meridian Street S., 253-840-4000

FAMOUS DAVE'S, 3811 9th Street SW, 253-604-0340

McDONALD'S, 4603 Meridian Street S., 253-841-4121

OLIVE GARDEN, 3803 9th Street SW, 253-435-7446

THE RAM, 103 35th Ave SE, 253-841-3317

RED ROBIN, 3609 9th Street, 253-840-9901

SHARI'S RESTAURANT, 107 37th Ave SE, 253-841-2561

SPARK'S FIREHOUSE DELI, 621 5th Street, 253-840-3354


ANTHONY’S, 5910 N Waterfront Dr., 253-752-9700

APPLEBEE'S, 1919 South 72nd St., 253-471-1900

BOATHOUSE 19, 9001 S 19th St., 253-565-1919

INDOCHINE, 1924 Pacific Ave., 253-272-8200

OLIVE GARDEN, 1921 South 72nd St., 253-475-1772

THE RAM WATERFRONT, 3001 Ruston Way, 253-756-7886

RED LOBSTER, 1929 South 72nd St., 253-474-1262

ROUND TABLE PIZZA, 7901 South Hosmer, 253-473-6121

SHARI'S RESTAURANT, 1933 South 72nd St., 253-473-5925

STARBUCKS, 1923 South 72nd, 253-671-8337

Ground Transportation

Bus Rentals

Bellair Charters: Contact Yogi, 253-517-86472,
Journey Lines: 800-584-3527,

Rental Cars

Avis: 1-800-331-1212,
Budget: 1-800-527-7000,
Enterprise: 206-246-1953,
Hertz: 1-800-654-3131,

Public Transportation

Pierce County Transit,
King County Metro Transit,

Taxi Cabs

Ace Taxi, 253-589-1000,
Tacoma Limo Service, 253-777-3444,

Area Attractions


Mount Rainier National Park, 360-569-2211,
Northwest Trek Animal Park, 360-832-6117,
Point Defiance Park, 253-305-1000,, 5400 North Pearl, Tacoma, WA 98405


Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, 253-591-5337,
5400 North Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 360-832-6117,
11610 Trek Dr. East, Eatonville, WA 98328

Movie Theatres

AMC Loews Lakewood Towne Center 12, 888-262-4386,
5721 Main Street SW, Lakewood, WA 98499

Regal Lakewood Stadium 15, 253-983-5019,
2410 84th Street S, Lakewood, WA 98499

Regal Longston Place Stadium 14, 253-770-9901,
13317 Meridian St E, Puyallup, WA 98373


Tacoma Mall, 4502 S Steele St, Tacoma, WA
South Hill Mall, 3700 S Meridian, Puyallup, WA
Lakewood Towne Center, 5731 Main Street SW, Lakewood, WA


Children's Museum of Tacoma, 253-627-6031,
936 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402

Fort Lewis Military Museum, 253-967-7206,
Bldg. 4320, Fort Lewis

McChord Air Force Museum, 253-984-2485,
Box 4205, Bldg. 15, McChord Air Force Base

Tacoma Art Museum, 253-272-4258,
12th and Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402

LeMay - America's Car Museum, 253-779-8490,
2702 East D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421

Washington State History Museum, 253-798-5899,
1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402

Museum of Glass, 253-284-4750,
1801 Dock Street, Tacoma, WA 98402-3217


Brookdale Golf Course, 253-537-4400,
Chambers Bay, 253-460-4653,
Classic Golf Club, 253-627-7211,
Elks Allenmore Public Golf Course, 253-847-4440,
Lake Spanaway Golf Course, 253-531-3660,