THANK YOU for your support of this WIAA/Dairy Farmers of Washington/Les Schwab Tires State Championship event. The following information is provided in order to make the experience more enjoyable for you and everyone at the event.
||2017 Hardwood Classic: 3A, 4A State Basketball Championships|
||March 1-4, 2017|
Know Before You Go
TACOMA DOME INFORMATION
Check the Tacoma Dome website at (http://tacomadome.org) for directions, a map of the facility and parking lots. PARKING is $10.00 per space per day. The public entrance is at the upper A or upper C concourses on the north and south sides of the Dome. With several concession options, no outside food may be brought into the facility. The Tacoma Dome prohibits cans, bottles, containers, coolers, food and beverages from being brought into the Tacoma Dome. All bags are subject to search upon entry. Prohibited items should be disposed of in trash containers or returned to one’s vehicle. For specific event information, please call the Tacoma Dome office at (253) 272-3663.
NEW bag restrictions beginning in February 2016: Bags, including handbags/purses, may not be larger than 13 5/8” x 15 1/4”. Backpacks are prohibited and all bags, regardless of size, are subject to search. All fans will be wanded.
Lodging and other area information is posted at www.tacomasports.org/default.view.
WIAA TOURNAMENT CREDENTIALS
All spectators using WIAA passes (paper or plastic) to attend the event must enter through the Pass Gate. This includes: teams, event staff, media, corporate partners, and awards presenters. Anyone attempting to enter with a fraudulent event pass will be denied entry and may be subject to criminal trespass arrest. Anyone found with a fraudulent pass inside the facility will be removed and will be subject to criminal trespass arrest.
Pass Gate Locations by Event
The school principal will appoint at least one school personnel member to supervise the school’s student body rooting section.
Finals games will be webcast LIVE via the NFHS Network for a nominal fee. Each of the events will be archived on NFHSNetwork.com for on-demand viewing at no charge.
All participants as well as spectators are expected to demonstrate sportsmanship and respect toward opponents and tournament officials at all times. Sportsmanship medals may be awarded after each race. Spectators who demonstrate inappropriate conduct or actions may be removed from the facility. WIAA state events are meant to provide a safe environment where everyone feels respected. Tournament managers and WIAA event personnel have the authority to remove individuals for inappropriate behavior or comments.
BALLOONS, SILLY STRING, AND ARTIFICIAL NOISEMAKERS are prohibited and will be confiscated. Band instruments are to be used only for playing music under the direction of the conductor and cheerleaders only may use megaphones.
Only school district accepted cheers may be used at appropriate times. Cheers and chants are to be directed only toward the school’s team. Cheers or yells with degrading opponent implications and profanity will not be allowed.
If outside paraphernalia is brought into the facility, schools may be billed for any additional clean-up costs.
The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (“UAV”), also known as drones, is prohibited for any purpose by any persons at WIAA tournament venues. Tournament management shall refuse admission or entry to anyone attempting to use a UAV; and if necessary, tournament management shall remove anyone attempting to use a UAV and/or confiscate the UAV until the event has been completed.
For purposes of this policy, a UAV is any aircraft without a human pilot aboard the device.
An exception to this policy may be made in specific cases for WIAA broadcast partners, provided the management of the tournament facility permits the presence of UAVs for broadcast purposes under the control of the WIAA.
Face painting may be allowed depending upon local school district policies and the tournament site/facility.
Only a student costumed mascot, designated by the principal, is permissible.
Tournament sponsors, broadcast media coverage, official school banners and hand held signs that are positive and directed only toward the school’s team are permitted. Run through signs are not permitted.
Standing for prolonged lengths of time may be permissible at WIAA-sponsored athletic events, depending upon the tournament site/facility.
Team and action photographs (www.4nsp.com), souvenir programs, and State Tournament merchandise and apparel (www.rushteamapparel.com) will be on sale throughout the tournament.