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Visitor's Guide

PLU Quick Facts

Location

Parkland, Wash.

Founded

1890

Enrollment

3,461

Nickname

Lutes

Colors

Black & Gold

Affiliation

NCAA D-III

Conference

Northwest

President

Thomas W. Krise

Director of Athletics

Laurie Turner


Directions to Campus


PLU Map

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Welcome

 

Welcome to Pacific Lutheran University and Parkland, Washington. The following information may be useful for visiting athletic teams or others looking for services in the Parkland/Tacoma area.

We hope your stay in the Puget Sound region is enjoyable and ask that you let us know if there is anything we can do to help in that process.

Sincerely,
Laurie Turner, Director of Athletics


Directions

 

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. 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.


Ticket Information


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


Football Baseball
Basketball
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball 
Adult $10 $5
Alumni $8 $3
Non-PLU Student $5 $3
Senior (62+) $5 $3
Military $8 $3
5 and Under Free Free

 

Sports Medicine

 

Head Athletic Trainer: Aaron Gunther
Assistant Athletic Trainer: Anna Fukunaga
Assistant Athletic Trainer: Todd Yamauchi
Training Room Phone Number: 253-535-7366
Location: Olson Gymnasium SW corner of building, next to racquetball courts.
Team Physician: Dr. Joshua Purses, DO
  MultiCare Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
253-792-6555
PLU Student Health Services 253-535-7337
Tacoma General Hospital 253-403-1000
Good Samaritan Hospital 253-697-4000
MultiCare Lakewood Urgent Care Clinic 253-459-6065
MultiCare Spanaway Urgent Care Clinic 253-495-7770

 

On-Campus Sideline Supplies include: water and cups, ice bags and ice wrap, biohazard supplies and towels (basketball & volleyball only).

Off-Campus Sideline Supplies (Football) include: water jugs, cups, bottles and racks, ice, ice bags and wrap, taping and/or treatment table, hand-held radio.

*Towels will not be provided for showering; each team should bring their own.


Sports Information

 

Director of Athletics Communications: Tyler Scott, 253-535-7356, scotttj@plu.edu

Office Hours: The Sports Information office is in Olson Auditorium on the Second Floor Coach's Suite. For PLU football games, the Sports Information office will be in the press box of Sparks Stadium, Puyallup, Wash. Office hours are generally Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm.

Press/Television/Radio: Requests for press credentials and visiting radio and television stations must be submitted to the Director of Athletics Communications well in advance of the competition.

Game Results: Most home PLU athletic events are posted on www.golutes.com within two hours of the contest's completion. Game files can be requested from the Director of Athletics Communications.


Local Dining


Parkland

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

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

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


Puyallup

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


Tacoma

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

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


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Grocery Stores

QFC (next to Hwy. 512), 11104 Pacific Ave S, Parkland, WA 98444, 253-535-4477
FRED MEYER, 7250 Park Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98408, 253-475-1994
COSTCO, 1201 39th Avenue SW, Puyallup, WA 98373, 253-445-7543


Lodging


Tacoma Hotels

Red Lion Hotel Tacoma (NWC Host Hotel), 8402 South Hosmer Street, 253-548-1212
Courtyard by Marriott, 31910 Gateway Center Blvd. So., Federal Way, WA 98003, 253-529-0200
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


Ground Transportation


Bus Rentals

Hesselgrave: Contact Yogi, 253-863-6642, yogi@hesselgrave.com
Noah's Ark: 360-225-7492, www.noahsbus.com
Journey Lines: 800-584-3527, www.journeylinesinc.com

Rental Cars

Avis: 1-800-331-1212, www.avis.com
Budget: 1-800-527-7000, www.budget.com
Enterprise: 206-246-1953, www.enterprise.com
Hertz: 1-800-654-3131, www.hertz.com

Public Transportation

Pierce County Transit, www.piercetransit.org
King County Metro Transit, metro.kingcounty.gov

Taxi Cabs

Ace Taxi, 253-589-1000, www.acetaxinw.com
Tacoma Limo Service, 253-777-3444, www.limoservicetacoma.com


Area Attractions


Parks

Mount Rainier National Park, 360-569-2211, www.nps.gov/mora
Northwest Trek Animal Park, 360-832-6117, www.nwtrek.com
Point Defiance Park, 253-305-1000, metroparkstacoma.org, 5400 North Pearl, Tacoma, WA 98405

Zoos

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

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

Movie Theatres

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

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

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

Shopping

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

Museums

Children's Museum of Tacoma, 253-627-6031, www.playtacoma.org
936 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402

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

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

Tacoma Art Museum, 253-272-4258, www.tacomaartmuseum.org
12th and Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402

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

Washington State History Museum, 253-798-5899, www.wshs.org
1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402

Museum of Glass, 253-284-4750, www.museumofglass.org
1801 Dock Street, Tacoma, WA 98402-3217

Golf

Brookdale Golf Course, 253-537-4400, www.brookdalegolf.com
Chambers Bay, 253-460-4653, www.chambersbaygolf.com
Classic Golf Club, 253-627-7211, www.classicgolfclub.net
Elks Allenmore Public Golf Course, 253-847-4440, allenmoregolfcourse.com
Lake Spanaway Golf Course, 253-531-3660, lakespanawaygc.com