WIAA/DAIRY FARMERS OF WASHINGTON/LES SCHWAB TIRES
2016 3A, 4A Girls and Boys State Basketball Championships
March 3-5, 2016 - Tacoma Dome
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.
DRAWS - The team draws will be webcast LIVE on the NFHS Network (www.nfhsnetwork.com) on Sunday, February 28 at 3:00PM. The tournament schedule is posted on the WIAA website at (www.wiaa.com). All games will have LIVE stats on wiaa.com and the Championship games will be broadcast LIVE on the NFHS Network (www.nfhsnetwork.com).
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).
TICKET PRICES can be found HERE. Valid ASB card must be presented for student price; Ticket windows will open one hour prior to the first game time of the day.
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.
Pass Gate Locations by Event
JUST PLAY FAIR!
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 game. 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.
Outside food and/or drinks are not allowed.
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.
The school principal will appoint at least one school personnel member to supervise the school’s student body rooting section.
JUST PLAY FAIR!
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 game.Spectators who demonstrate inappropriate conduct or actions may be removed from the facility.
Team and action photographs (www.4nsp.com), programs (www.wiaa.com), and tournament merchandise (www.rushteamapparel.com