THANK YOU for your support of this WIAA/Gesa Credit Union State Championship event. The following information is provided in order to make the experience more enjoyable for you and everyone at the event.
||2022 2A, 3A, 4A Track & Field State Championships|
||Mount Tahoma High School (Tacoma)|
||May 26-28, 2022|
Mount Tahoma High School
4634 S 74th St, Tacoma, WA 98409
ALL PARKING ON FRIDAY, MAY 27TH: All teams, team vans, team buses, etc., will be required to park in the grass parking lot off of Verde St. Due to School, the front parking lots off of 74th St. will be for event officials, disabled parking, Mount Tahoma staff and students. Parking off of 74th St. will be available after 2:30pm on the 27th. Buses and team vans will be allowed to park in the grass parking lot on Verde Street. This is the street on the visitor’s side (eastside) of the stadium. Vehicles will be allowed to load/unload in the parking lot located on the east side of the stadium before proceeding to the grass parking lot on Verde Street. No school parking is allowed on the North, West or South end of the stadium.
All spectators are allowed to park in the parking lots surrounding the school and the grass parking lot off of Verde Street (this is the street on the visitor’s side [eastside] of the stadium). Please look for event parking signage. The WIAA is not responsible for vandalism or break-in to automobiles. Please leave no items of value in your car, i.e. wallets, purses, cameras,radios, etc.
Starting with the 2021-22 school year, the WIAA is making the transition to paperless ticketing. WIAA State Tournament tickets will be available for purchase digitally through GoFan, the WIAA's ticketing partner. Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets online in advance of the events, but will have the ability to purchase digital tickets onsite by accessing the GoFan digital ticketing site using their mobile devices.
Paper tickets will NOT be available for purchase onsite, with the exception of the following venues which will each manage ticketing through their respective ticket partners: Tacoma Dome, Yakima Valley SunDome, Spokane Arena.
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.
The school principal will appoint at least one school personnel member to supervise the school’s student body rooting section.
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.
Souvenir programs will be available throughout the tournament. Team and action photography will be available from Northwest Sports Photography, and State Tournament merchandise and apparel will be on sale throughout the tournament and online through Rush Team Apparel.