ShoWare Center - News http://www.showarecenter.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:01:48 +0000 http://www.coyne-design.com/cms en Thunderbirds vs Silvertips Rivalry Heats Up http://www.showarecenter.com/media/cms/pdf/Media%20Release%20-%20Thunderbirds%20vs%20Silvertips%20Rivalry%20Heats%20Up.pdf Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 PRINTABLE Calendar Feb-Mar-Apr http://www.showarecenter.com/media/cms/pdf/ShoWare%20Center%20Upcoming%20Events%201-29-14.pdf Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 PRINTABLE Calendar Jan-Feb-Mar http://www.showarecenter.com/media/cms/pdf/Schedules/ShoWare%20Center%20Upcoming%20Events%201-21-14.pdf Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 ShoWare Center in Kent Turning Five! http://www.showarecenter.com/media/cms/Media%20Release%20-%20ShoWare%20Center%20in%20Kent%20Turning%20Five.pdf Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 PRINTABLE Calendar Sept-Oct-Nov-Dec http://www.showarecenter.com/media/cms/pdf/Calendars/ShoWare%20Center%20Upcoming%20Events%209-16-13.pdf Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 PRINTABLE Calendar Aug-Sept-Oct http://www.showarecenter.com/media/cms/pdf/Calendars/AugSeptOct2013.pdf Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Thousands Show Up At Kent Jobs Fair http://www.kuow.org/post/thousands-show-kent-jobs-fair Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Kent's ShoWare Center to host more than 500 University of Phoenix graduates June 29 http://www.kentreporter.com/community/213559591.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 PRINTABLE Events Calendar, Jul - Sept 2013 http://www.showarecenter.com/media/cms/pdf/Calendars/JulAugSept13.pdf Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Beatles Tribute show coming to ShoWare Center http://www.kentreporter.com/entertainment/209548871.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Reebok CrossFit NW Regionals Fittest of the Fit http://www.kentreporter.com/sports/210315411.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 PRINTABLE Events Calendar, Jun - Aug 2013 http://www.showarecenter.com/media/cms/pdf/Calendars/JunAug13.pdf Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 ShoWare Shootout 3-on-3 in Kent, July 27-28 http://www.kentreporter.com/sports/209976231.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 UW recruits at West Coast All-Star Classic http://blogs.seattletimes.com/huskymensbasketball/2013/05/13/videos-uw-recruits-at-west-coast-all-star-classic/ Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Eric Mika earns MVP honors at West Coast All-Star Classic http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogspreps/56303587-52/mika-game-eric-star.html.csp Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Darin Johnson, Jahmel Taylor ready to shine in West Coast All-Star Classic http://seattletimes.com/html/highschoolsports/2020963434_allstar11.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Huskies recruits on display at ShoWare Center http://blog.thenewstribune.com/uwsports/2013/05/11/huskies-recruits-on-display-tonight-at-showare-center/ Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 West Coast All-Star Classic on Saturday http://seattletimes.com/html/jerrybrewer/2020956641_brewer10.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 ShoWare Center turns profit in first quarter 2013 http://www.kentreporter.com/news/205657861.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 American Idol LIVE 2013 coming to Kent, WA, July 19! http://seattletimes.com/html/musicnightlife/2020892175_americanidol30xml.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Events Calendar, Apr - May - Jun 2013 http://www.showarecenter.com/media/cms/pdf/Calendars/MayJun13.pdf Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Sikh community to celebrate Vaisakhi Day at ShoWare Center http://www.kentreporter.com/community/204886081.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 American Idol LIVE 2013 coming to Kent, WA, July 19! http://www.americanidol.com/news/the-idol-live-2013-tour-dates Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Tbirds can clinch on Tuesday at the ShoW! http://mynorthwest.com/745/2240531/Rockets-Stay-Alive-With-a-43-Win Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Tbirds surprise in playoffs http://seattletimes.com/html/hockey/2020640411_birds26.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 T-birds take 2-0 series lead with OT win at Kelowna http://seattletimes.com/html/hockey/2020629469_birds24.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 T-birds win playoff opener in Kelowna http://seattletimes.com/html/hockey/2020622995_birds23.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Concert to feature Ne-Yo, Flor Rida and more... http://www.kentreporter.com/entertainment/198833671.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 ShoWare Center featured in Alaska Airlines Inflight magazine http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1102312375667-369/Horizon+Air+-+January+2013+-+Fields+of+Green+Feature.pdf Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 "You Me We" Free Family Fun LIne-up http://www.kentreporter.com/community/192548121.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Harlem Globetrotters spread anti-bullying campaign to the Pacific Northwest http://www.kentreporter.com/entertainment/190865971.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Seattle Mist release their 2013 player roster http://www.kentreporter.com/sports/190753851.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Globetrotters in Kent, Feb. 16 http://www.auburn-reporter.com/entertainment/187923221.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 ICE Racing returns to Kent, December 14 http://www.kentreporter.com/entertainment/178996041.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Local skater to appear in Disney On Ice next week http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/11/02/2353357/they-dared-to-dream.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 LFL release 2013 Schedule http://www.kentreporter.com/entertainment/176832731.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Pink-the-Rink on Sunday http://www.rentonreporter.com/news/175816781.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Photo Gallery - Skate America http://www.seattlepi.com/sports/slideshow/Skate-America-2012-51074.php Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Ashley Wagner captures Skate America title http://www.kentreporter.com/news/175271421.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Wagner tops strong day for Americans http://seattletimes.com/html/othersports/2019492475_skateamerica22.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Japanese sweep men's singles at Skate America http://seattletimes.com/html/olympics/2019485496_skateamerica21.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Photo Gallery - Skate America http://seattletimes.com/html/photogalleries/sports2019477210/ Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Skate America comes to Kent this weekend! http://www.king5.com/sports/Skate-America-comes-to-Kent-this-weekend-174788971.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Official 2012 Skate America Program http://www.usfsa.org/content/2012%20SKAM%20program_for%20blog.pdf Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Music Fest R&B concert coming to ShoWare Center, Oct. 27 http://www.tukwilareporter.com/entertainment/174803291.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Figure Skating champ Ashley Wagner http://seattletimes.com/html/othersports/2019448488_skateamerica17.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Skate America comes to ShoWare Center in Kent http://seattletimes.com/html/othersports/2019413747_skateamerica13.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Schedule for Skate America http://www.kentreporter.com/news/174273541.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Kent Businesses ready for impact of Skate America http://www.kentreporter.com/news/173809291.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Ice Dancing Champions lead strong line-up at Skate America http://www.kentreporter.com/news/173623951.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Skate America twirls into Kent http://www.businessexaminer.com/October-2012/Skate-America-twirls-into-Kent/ Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Support Kent School District at Nov 21 Tbirds game http://www.kentreporter.com/sports/173749571.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Skate America Coming to Kent! http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/oct/05/skate-america-coming-to-kent/ Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Davis, White promise BIG PAYOFF at Skate America http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20121005&content_id=39497336&vkey=ice_news Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Skate America Flags fly throughout Kent http://www.kentreporter.com/news/172696311.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Download Downtown Kent Dining APP HERE! http://appcat.com/downtownkent/ Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Lynyrd Skynyrd ROCKS ShoWare Center http://www.kentreporter.com/entertainment/171817641.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Disney On Ice Dare to Dream coming to Kent in November! http://www.tukwilareporter.com/entertainment/171588081.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Barry Manilow to perform in NBC Special http://www.vintagevinylnews.com/2012/09/barry-manilow-to-perform-for-nbc.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Texas Hippie Coaltion to open for Lynyrd Skynyrd & Shooter Jennings http://www.auburn-reporter.com/entertainment/170422156.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Barry Manilow & Love On Ice coming in January http://www.auburn-reporter.com/entertainment/170420596.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 ShoWare Center awarded "American Architecture Award 2012" http://www.chi-athenaeum.org/archawards/2012/AA12-99/index.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Dazzling troupe on unicycle comes to ShoWare Center http://www.auburn-reporter.com/entertainment/168061966.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Five Tbirds to watch in 2012-13! http://mynorthwest.com/745/725311/Five-players-who-need-to-have-big-seasons Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Evan Lysacek returning to competitive skating at ShoWare Center in October! http://todayinlondonblog.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/08/10/13217800-hes-back-skater-evan-lysacek-to-return-to-competition-has-olympic-bug?lite Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Evan Lysacek returning to competitive skating at ShoWare Center in October! http://www.kentreporter.com/news/165749826.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Evan Lysacek returning to competitive skating at ShoWare Center in October! http://blog.thenewstribune.com/getout/2012/08/10/evan-lysacek-returns-to-competitive-skating-at-showare/ Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 ShoWare Center Job Fair coming JULY 31! http://www.kentreporter.com/business/163580406.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Deadline for 3-on-3 registration TODAY! http://www.kentreporter.com/sports/163442416.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 KDP exceeds fundraising goal at annual event http://www.kentreporter.com/community/161593925.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Skate America Coming to Kent! - Dennis Higgins http://youtu.be/nmiPnkgNunM Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Johnny Gill talks about New Edition show TONIGHT! http://www.kentreporter.com/entertainment/159601185.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 ShoWare Center to host 13 graduation ceremonies, June 6-18 http://www.kentreporter.com/community/155840225.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 CONCERT PREVIEW - Iron Butterfly http://www.genestout.com/index.php/concert-preview-iron-butterfly-headlines-a-night-of-classic-rock/ Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Kent, WA chosen to host '12 Skate America http://www.businessexaminer.com/blog/May-2012/ShoWare-Center-selected-to-host-skating-event/ Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Skating insider helps Kent land Skate America http://www.kentreporter.com/news/150246065.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Kent's ShoWare Center to host 2012 Skate America http://www.montananewsreports.com/US-NEWS/Kent-039-s-ShoWare-Center-will-host-2012-Skate-America-event-2011477 Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Seattle-area get figure skating Grand Prix http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/seattle-area-gets-figure-skating-grand-prix-as-kent-chosen-to-host-skate-america-in-october/2012/05/04/gIQA2oCh1T_story.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Kent, WA chosen to host '12 Skate America http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/othersports/2018140857_showare05.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Kent, WA chosen to host '12 Skate America http://www.king5.com/news/cities/kent/Kents-ShoWare-Center-to-host-2012-Skate-America-150229655.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 2012 Skate America coming to Kent in October! http://www.ilovekent.net/2012/05/04/2012-skate-america-coming-to-kent-in-october/ Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Kent, WA chosen to host '12 Skate America http://espn.go.com/olympics/figureskating/story/_/id/7890800/kent-washington-chosen-host-2012-skate-america Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Kent, WA chosen to host '12 Skate America Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 A Culinary Tour of Kent - where to go before a show! http://www.seattlesouthside.com/blog/53-take-a-culinary-tour-of-kent?utm_source=May+2012+At+A+Glance&utm_campaign=May+At+A+Glance&utm_medium=email Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Iron Butterfly to play ShoWare Center in May http://www.kentreporter.com/entertainment/149540175.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Iron Butterfly to play ShoWare Center in May http://www.tacomaweekly.com/citylife/view/the-psychedelic-60s-are-back-live-and-onstage/ Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Punk Rock band Rise Against to play ShoWare Center http://www.kentreporter.com/entertainment/146694835.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Sports stadiums blossom into sustainabilty champs http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/ecoconsumer/2017926878_ecoconsumer07m.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Emergency Repsponse Training at ShoWare Center, April & May http://www.kentreporter.com/news/146463915.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Kelly Clarkson at ShoWare Center PHOTOS http://backbeatseattle.com/2012/03/24/kelly-clarkson-showare-center/ Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Kelly Clarkson ups the ante this Thursday night http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/musicnightlife/2017761013_kelly16.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Iron Butterfly to play ShoWare Center in May http://www.tukwilareporter.com/entertainment/141777013.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Luncheon w/Attorney General Rob McKenna - March 16 http://www.tukwilareporter.com/business/141209813.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Gigantour PHOTO SLIDE SHOW http://backbeatseattle.com/2012/02/25/photos-gigantour-showare-center-megadeth-motorhead-volbeat-and-lacuna-coil/ Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Tbirds Game to air on ROOT SPORTS - Feb 17! http://www.tukwilareporter.com/sports/139485803.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Megadeth to bring GIGANTOUR to Kent! http://www.kentreporter.com/entertainment/133100788.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Kelly Clarkson is taking YOUR requests! http://www.kentreporter.com/entertainment/137198383.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Globetrotters coming to ShoWare Center, Feb. 23 http://www.tukwilareporter.com/entertainment/138341989.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Love on Ice Glides into ShoWare Center http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/musicnightlife/2017334712_skaters26.html?prmid=head_main Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Gene Stout previews Kenny G/Gladys Knight http://www.genestout.com/index.php/live-at-showare-center-love-on-ice-promises-to-be-unforgettable/ Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Kimmie Meissner prepares for Pandora Unforgettable Moments of Love On Ice http://www.kentreporter.com/entertainment/137902968.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 World's Best Skaters coming to ShoWare Center! http://www.king5.com/video/featured-videos/Worlds-best-figure-skaters-coming-to-Showare-Center-for-Unforgettable-show-137284988.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Punk Rock band Rise Against to play ShoWare Center http://www.maplevalleyreporter.com/entertainment/136958283.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Seattle Mist Photo Gallery http://www.seattlepulp.com/arts-entertainment/Seattle-Mist-vs-Minnesota-Valkyrie-136943643.html?tab=gallery&c=y&img=29 Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Kelly Clarkson - hot show of 2012! http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/musicnightlife/2017121314_pop03.html?prmid=head_more Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 ShoWare Center to host Seattle U Hoops, Nov. 28 http://www.maplevalleyreporter.com/news/134341448.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Kelly Clarkson coming to Kent http://www.kentreporter.com/entertainment/133824278.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Jobs Fair coming next Tuesday, 10am http://www.maplevalleyreporter.com/news/133828868.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Megadeth to bring GIGANTOUR to Kent http://www.kentreporter.com/entertainment/133100788.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Love On Ice coming to Kent http://www.kentreporter.com/news/132172363.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Tickets on sale for Seattle U vs. Evergreen State College Men's Basketball http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/ken/sports/131808208.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Thunderbirds toughen up for bounceback season http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/hockey/2016290765_birds23.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Kent's Stefano Langone to sing anthem at Tbirds Home Opener! http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/ken/entertainment/130469643.html&ct=ga&cad=CAcQARgAIAAoATAAOABAuqj08wRIAVAAWABiBWVuLVVT&cd=YHKBjSV6Lpo&usg=AFQjCNG2XMV_iHUpN-nPc7Z1zDE2wIfzkw Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Disney On Ice - Toy Story 3 ON SALE Sept 24 http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/ken/entertainment/129970958.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Kent's Lopez Center plans fund-raising dinner Sept. 16 http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/ken/news/129563798.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Is fighting taking too big a toll in hockey? http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/stevekelley/2016150707_kelley09.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Ringling Bros. circus adds second Labor Day show in Kent! http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/ken/entertainment/128602583.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Thrills galore at Ringling Bros. Circus http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/ken/news/128043113.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Numbers rise at ShoWare Shootout http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/ken/sports/127571648.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Rickey Smiley & Friends Comedy Tour coming Saturday http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/ken/entertainment/126848348.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 ShoWare Center moving closer to breaking even http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/ken/news/126620633.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 AM 1090 Forum Meet & Greet Photos http://seattle.cbslocal.com/photo-galleries/2011/07/26/2011-forum-vip-meet-greet-photos/ Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Job Fair - July 27 http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/ken/news/125669513.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 ShoWare Center & T-birds join Green Sports Alliance http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=4249185 Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Brian McKnight joins Boyz II Men, LNOv4, October 1 http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/ken/entertainment/125649533.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 A Perfect Circle review & gallery http://seattlest.com/2011/07/01/gallery_review_a_perfect_circle_sho.php?gallery0Pic=1 Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 A Perfect Circle concert Slideshow http://www.seattleweekly.com/slideshow/a-perfect-circle-showare-center-33678588/ Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 A Perfect Circle concert Slideshow http://networkedblogs.com/jSQRg Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Strikeforce Challengers MMA Weigh-In Results http://www.sbnation.com/mma/2011/6/24/2241718/strikeforce-challengers-16-weigh-in-results-mma-news Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Preview of Strikeforce Challengers MMA fight card http://www.opposingviews.com/i/mma-analysis-strikeforce-challengers-16-preview Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Clinton Anderson Walkabout Tour coming in July http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/ken/entertainment/124433489.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Preview of Strikeforce Challengers MMA fight card http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/9-Bouts-Official-for-Strikeforce-Challengers-16-33350 Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Seattle Mist OPEN TRYOUTS - PHOTOS http://www.seattleweekly.com/slideshow/seattle-mist-lingerie-football-league-tryouts-33539607/ Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Lindbergh High Graduation Slide Show http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/ren/news/123862474.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Go 2 Guy wanders through the Mist - again... http://www.seattlepi.com/sports/moore/article/The-Go-2-Guy-wanders-through-the-Mist-again-1421181.php Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Musiq Soulchild to sing June 22 at ShoWare Center http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/ken/entertainment/123486219.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Plenty of grads to march at ShoWare Center http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/ken/community/123121703.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Boyz II Men to play ShoWare Center, October 1 http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/ken/entertainment/123115998.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 ShoWare Shootout 3-on-3 Basketball Tourney, July 30-31 http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/highschoolsportsblog/2015227391_showare_shootout_3-on-3_basket.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Super Bowl MVP's Daughter to play LFL http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/ken/news/122972648.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Bowflex founder to speak June 12 http://www.highlinetimes.com/2011/05/30/news/bowflex-founder-sandy-wheeler-be-cwu-des-moines-c Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Younger Villefort Faces Bush at Strikeforce Challengers 16 http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Younger-Villefort-Faces-Bush-at-Strikeforce-Challengers-16-32615 Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Strikeforce Challengers MMA coming June 24 http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/ken/news/122174068.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Mark Rypien's daughter to join LFL http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-lead/post/mark-rypiens-daughter-to-quarterback-a-lingerie-league-team/2011/05/11/AFn7PgoG_blog.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Ex-NFL & WSU Cougar's QB - 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ShoWare Center & Seattle's sustainability http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2010/12/02/n_green_seattle_sports.cnnmoney/ Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Show Review: Stone Temple Pilots http://blog.thenewstribune.com/tacomarockcity/2010/11/04/stone-temple-pilots-make-it-to-kent-deliver-big-hits/ Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Show Preview: Stone Temple Pilots http://backbeatseattle.com/wordpress/?p=35115 Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Seattle Mist/Chicago Bliss HIghlights http://www.mtv.com/videos/misc/583169/seattle-mist-vs-chicago-bliss-highlights.jhtml#id=1649970 Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 ShoWare Center recognized as best arena for GREEN BUSINESS 2010 http://seattlebusinessmag.com/article/arenas-showare-center-safeco-field-qwest-field Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Kent is gaining on Bellevue http://www.seattlepi.com/local/426433_population09.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Seattle Mist Game 1 Slideshow http://www.flickr.com/photos/kentreporter/sets/72157624849971920/ Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 At Last - ShoWare Center to get marquee! http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/ken/news/101042619.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Leaving the 90's behind - Backstreet Boys concert review http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/aub/entertainment/100488214.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Shootout exceeds expectations http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/cmv/sports/100486149.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 LETTER TO EDITOR "We Should Support ShoWare Center" http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/ken/opinion/letters/100052704.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Backstreet Boys VIP Photos http://vip.groundctrl.com/bsb/KentSC/ Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Photos from Backstreet Boys http://www.backstreetboys.cl/galeria/displayimage.php?album=755&pos=8 Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Backstreet Boys to deliver a "show in the fullest form" http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/ken/entertainment/99673289.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Top Box Design for ShoWare Center http://www.topboxdesign.com/showare-center-in-kent-washington-united-states Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Junior Hockey team in no way frontrunner http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_daddy/post/Junior-hockey-team-in-no-way-frontrunner-for-LeB?urn=nhl%2C253173 Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 More high school grads earning degrees online http://www.komonews.com/news/local/96734189.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Slideshow from Renton Graduations, June 15 http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/ren/news/96433284.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Slideshow from Kent Graduations, June 12 http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/ken/lifestyle Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Eric's Little Heroes - Briana on a highwire at Shrine Circus http://kent.komonews.com/content/little-heroes-fly-through-air-walk-high-wire?tab=video Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Watch "helmet-cam" from Flat Track Racing http://sideburnmag.blogspot.com/2010/04/why-do-they-call-him-slammin-sammy.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Flat track Motorists prepare for competition http://kent.komonews.com/content/flat-track-motorists-prepare-competition Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Tbirds Hockey Challenge raises $130,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=3970195 Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 LEEDing Off - What was the first building to achieve LEED Certification? http://athleticbusiness.com/articles/article.aspx?articleid=2888&zoneid=15 Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 High School Filmmakers Get Real-Life Lessons http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/ken/sports/hockey/news/84191917.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Athletic Business Facility of the Week http://athleticbusiness.com/galleries/project.aspx?id=303 Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Who's going to show up? High School Hoops Preview http://www.tacomaweekly.com/article/3995/ Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Cirque Sublime ADAMO Dinner Package http://kent.komonews.com/content/showare-offers-dinner-package-cirque-sublime-adamo Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Cirque Sublime - ParentMap.com Editors' Pick http://www.parentmap.com/index.php?option=com_pmcalendar&calDate=02/02/2010&Itemid=0&region=1&pageNum=1 Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Kent Predators Single Game Tickets On Sale Monday, 10am http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/ken/lifestyle/82200562.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Best Western River's Edge new Tbirds Hotel Partner http://seattlethunderbirds.com/news/?article_id=350 Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 West Central Basketball at ShoWare Center http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/highschoolsportsblog/2010724264_west_central_district_basketba.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Bringing back the pig & the sound. http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/ken/entertainment/80726292.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 I'm kind of hooked on Lingerie Football http://www.seattlepi.com/moore/413783_moore02.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Kent Predators Announce first players http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/ken/news/80538072.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Mist Clinches Playoff Spot in Lingerie Football League http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlesports/archives/189798.asp Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 At Least One Football Team Is Doing Well http://www.seattlepi.com/moore/413695_moore30.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 KIRO Seattle Mist Media Day Slideshow http://www.mynorthwest.com/?nid=129&sid=263247 Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 REPORTER Seattle Mist Media Day Slideshow http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/ken/news/80358782.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Jim Moore's Mist Slideshow http://jimmoorethego2guy.com/ Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 LFL New Years Day Game Preview http://bleacherreport.com/articles/316528-lingerie-football-league-lfl-new-years-day-preview-game-14-re-cap Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 January/February 2010 Events http://www.showarecenter.com/media/cms/pdf/ShoWareCenterEventsJanFeb10.pdf Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Reliant K looks at love and loss with latest album http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/musicnightlife/2010475495_relient11.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Indoor Football League ANNOUCEMENT Today, 3:30pm http://www.goifl.com/news/index.html?article_id=2113 Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 T-Birds And Partners To Raise Funds For Lakewood Police Independent Guild Through Online Ticket Sales To December 11 Game http://www.seattlethunderbirds.com/news/index.html?article_id=320 Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 LAKEWOOD POLICE INDEPENDENT GUILD WILL BE ACCEPTING MONETARY DONATIONS AT DEC 5 GAME http://www.seattlethunderbirds.com/news/index.html?article_id=319 Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Disney Live! 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Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle) - by George Erb Editor

Every large civic project tends to have moments of peril, when obstacles suddenly loom into view. The city of Kent's new ShoWare Center was no exception.

The 6,025-seat events center was going to be named after Amiga Inc. until the naming-rights deal collapsed. Then the municipal bond market started getting jumpy as the city sold bonds to raise money for construction.

Kent succeeded in selling its 30-year bonds, and not a moment too soon. The city also signed a new naming-rights deal with VisionOne Inc., of Fresno, Calif. The company paid $3.175 million to name the events center after its ShoWare ticketing service.

Now, three months into its inaugural year, the ShoWare Center is gradually becoming a regional fixture, one that Kent officials hope will continue to advance their long-term goal of remaking the city's downtown business district.

The center's vital statistics are growing.

The Seattle Thunderbirds hockey team signed a 30-year lease for the venue; it expects to play about 40 games a year on its new home rink.

At ShoWare Center the Thunderbirds have sold about 1,800 season tickets, double their annual season-ticket sales in their former venue, Seattle's KeyArena.

The team's average game attendance has increased about 12.5 percent to 4,500 since they started playing in Kent on Jan. 3, Thunderbirds officials say.

As of March 20, about 100,000 people had attended events at the center, said Tim Higgins, the venue's general manager.

ShoWare Center was still set up for ice hockey on a recent afternoon, but the seats and the floor space can be reconfigured for various events.

The venue's schedule currently includes two college graduation ceremonies, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, the Rat City Rollergirls and a joint concert by the rock bands Styx and REO Speedwagon.

In a sure sign that ShoWare Center is coming of age, a scheduled event has stirred a civic debate over matters of taste. The Lingerie Football League - the name speaks for itself - has booked a game in September.

For a new building, ShoWare Center already has its idiosyncrasies.

Take the hockey team locker rooms. The home-team locker room is circular, hushed and finished in light wood, with the Thunderbirds' logo on the floor. Opposing teams get a concrete-block changing room painted lime green. As for auditory ambience, think of a middle-school cafeteria during lunch hour.

Building the center stretched the skills of the city's economic development director, Ben Wolters. He now knows how to shop for Zamboni ice-resurfacing machines, having had to buy two - one new, one used - for ShoWare Center. They share a common garage off the arena floor.

Despite the progress, challenges remain.

ShoWare Center's manager, Philadelphia-based SMG, thought it would sell all 20 of the venue's luxury boxes. Then four luxury-box deals fell through during the financial turmoil of late last year.

Music groups are far more selective about tour stops because of the recession, city and center officials say. Bands are more cautious and more likely to book tours in specific regions instead of going on the road nationwide.

Finally, as a new venue, ShoWare Center is still trying to establish its presence in the central Puget Sound market. When a cable sports channel recently broadcast several Thunderbirds' games, city officials were glad for the team - and equally glad for the publicity for the center.

"We have challenges ahead of us," Wolters said. "But we also have promise."


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ShoWare Center awarded "Green Building of America" Award http://www.showarecenter.com/media/cms/pdf/ShoWareCenterWinsGreenBuildingAmericaAward.pdf Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Football Meets Sexy, Lingerie League Comes to Kent http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/ken/news/41161259.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Football meets sexy: Lingerie League comes to Kent

By STEVE HUNTER
Kent Reporter Courts, government reporter
Mar 12 2009, 4:28 PM · UPDATED

Scantily clad women playing tackle football will make their debut for the new Seattle Mist of the inaugural Lingerie Football League on Sept. 11 at the ShoWare Center in Kent.

Tickets go on sale Monday for the game between the San Diego Seduction and the Seattle Mist, two of the 10 teams in the new Lingerie Football League.

Tickets range from $12 for upper end zone seats to $105 for VIP mid-field seats. Other ticket prices are $16, $22, $35 and $65 at the 6,000-seat arena.

The Mist will play only four games. The other home game is Jan. 1 against the Denver Dream. The road games are Oct. 23 at the Dallas Desire and Nov. 27 at the Los Angeles Temptation.

The games will feature seven-on-seven tackle football on a 50-yard field. Each offense will have a quarterback, center, two running backs and three receivers.

"All of the girls have athletic backgrounds, whether it's field hockey, gymnastics or even wrestling," said Stephon McMillen, media director for the league, in a phone interview Wednesday from his office in West Hollywood, Calif. "Everybody has athletic ability and they also are beautiful. They have to be both to be a part of the team."

The idea for the new league grew out of the popular Lingerie Bowl that has been played the last few years at Super Bowl sites and shown on pay-per-view television during halftime of the Super Bowl.

"It's a very niche product and a complement to the NFL," McMillen said.

About 55 percent of fans are expected to be male, based on early ticket sales for other Lingerie Football League teams and hits on the league's Web site. McMillen expects most fans to be ages 20 to 40.

League officials looked at several venues in the Seattle area, but liked the newness of the ShoWare Center as well as the location.

"We didn't do much due diligence on the city of Kent, we were more in love with the venue," McMillen said. "What's great about Kent is its proximity to several regions that we can pull fans from."

Tim Higgins, ShoWare Center general manager, expects the Seattle Mist to be popular.

"It's something different, a different form of entertainment and sporting event," Higgins said in a phone interview Wednesday. "They have tryouts and the girls take the sport very seriously. I think it will do well here."

There has been no negative feedback so far to having women in lingerie playing football at the ShoWare Center.

"I haven't heard anything as of yet," Higgins said of any adverse reaction to the Mist. "ShoWare tries to provide diverse entertainment to appeal to a variety of audiences."

Anyone who criticizes lingerie football simply is unfamiliar with the sport, McMillen said.

"It's usually people who haven't seen a game before," McMillen said when asked about critics of the sport. "If you watch a game, you'll see real football. They're wearing lingerie, but it's boys sports shorts, a sports bra, a helmet and pads.

"They are more covered up than women's beach volleyball," he said. "The only thing risque is it's called lingerie football."

League officials selected an initial Seattle roster last fall during tryouts at Green Lake Park. But new players could make the team at a minicamp in late April or the training camp in July.

"If we find new talent, we'll bring them on," McMillen said. "Nobody is guaranteed a spot."

The Seattle Mist Web site lists 12 players on the roster from ages 20 to 34.

Maggie Pearson, listed as a 5-foot-7, 135-pound center, has a MySpace.com page that features a Seattle Mist team photo as well as a photo of her in uniform No. 9. Pearson writes on the page that she graduated from Washington State University and Federal Way High School. She said she ran track and competed in soccer, gymnastics and swimming at Federal Way.

McMillen said he would not disclose how much each player will be paid.

"But they will be well-compensated," he said. "They also will receive bonuses in line with their success."

The league owns each team, but local ownership will be found as well to oversee a front-office staff. Seattle has hired Rob Long, a former arena football player, to coach the Mist. No other hires have been made.

The Seattle franchise also is in discussions with several former Seattle Seahawks to become involved with the team in some capacity, McMillen said.

"We are purposely in the Seattle market because we understand the passion their fans feel to their local pro teams," McMillen said.

For more information about the Lingerie Football League, go to www.lflus.com.

For tickets, starting on Monday, to the Seattle Mist, go to www.showarecenter.com.

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Say 'HELLO" to Chris Tomlin http://www.thenewstribune.com/ae/music/story/647780.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 You may not know Chris Tomlin if your musical tastes skew more towards the Arcade Fire than, say, MercyMe. But in the world of Christian pop, he's the equivalent of Justin Timberlake.

Tomlin's last two albums, 2006's "See the Morning" and last year's "Hello Love" topped the Christian album chart and cracked the Billboard 200's top 20. Time dubbed him "the most sung artist anywhere," based on the popularity of "Holy is the Lord," "How Great Is Our God" and other Tomlin hits at churches and college-oriented passion conferences worldwide.

And Sunday, he'll bring his Hello Love tour to Kent's Sho-Ware Center, the arena's first pop concert. Here's some of what he had to say about his spiritual sound.

You've been quoted as saying you want your music to be "a sweeping light that sweeps over a lot of people, versus a flashlight that's very focused." Can you expand on that?

I want it to be able to be used by a mass of people, not just a certain demographic. ... I'm trying to think of everyday people when I'm writing this song, and how can this song help people, give voice to them to worship God, express themselves to God. That's kind of what I meant. So, yeah, I would love to reach the whole world. Who wouldn't with their music?

You've got a decade of albums under your belt now. How do you feel your music has evolved from "Authentic" through the new disc?

Those early CDs, that's more blackmail material than anything. Those are all little CDs I made when I was doing little camps and youth camps and stuff. ... I hope (I'm) getting better as a songwriter, just as anybody else hopes they would.

So you're not likely to break out any of your early material in concert.

Oh, no no no.

Can you point to any songs that set the tone for the new album, or any that have gotten an especially good response?

"I Will Rise" is a favorite. It was just released to radio and is doing extremely well. People are responding to it, and I think it's probably the most emotional song on the record. Definitely, it is a song of hope (about) people going through a hard time or have lost somebody, and just the hope we have in God in those moments.

"God of This City" ... was a theme of the Passion world tour, just a song of hope for the city that we're playing in.

You mentioned last year's Passion tour. Was that your first world tour?

Yes. It's great to see how these songs have made their way into the church around the world, not just in America. ... To be able to do India every night with "How Great Is Our God," and to be able to do that in different languages, is just incredible. It's so fun. It was a good time.

What about this tour? What kind of set list are you putting together?

We're just kinda mixin' some of the favorites with other new songs. And we're talking about One Million Can in the night. And it's great to be on this tour with Israel (Houghton) & New Breed. They bring such a great excitement and energy to the tour as well. They're a phenomenal band in their own rite.

What's One Million Can about?

It's basically an idea of reaching ... those who may have been forgotten and have faced some pretty strong injustices, and this is a way of doing that. The idea of the Web site is "what can a million dollars do in the world?" And we've already seen (with) college students, just an outpouring of not only their cares, but of their finances as well to help people around the world.

Ernest Jasmin: 253-274-7389

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Largest T-birds Crowd in ShoWare Center History http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/sports/2008798478_birds28.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Harlem Globetrotters Sell Out ShoWare Center http://www.showarecenter.com/media/cms/pdf/ShoWareCenter_SOLD_OUT_HarlemGlobetrotters021809.pdf Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Joshua Smith leads Kentwood over Kentridge 62-60 http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/highschoolsports/2008691571_massey31.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Prep Basketball | Joshua Smith leads Kentwood over Kentridge 62-60

Mark this one down as an instant classic. The boys basketball showdown between second-ranked Kentwood and ninth-ranked Kentridge had a little...

By Matt Massey

Special to The Seattle Times

KENT - Mark this one down as an instant classic.

The boys basketball showdown between second-ranked Kentwood and ninth-ranked Kentridge had a little bit of everything.

Kentwood sophomore guard Alec Wilson, who had been benched late in the fourth for an ill-advised three-pointer and not getting to a rebound, earned the bounce-back award. Teammate Joshua Smith, an inside hulk at 6 feet 9, had another herculean effort.

Wilson buried the winning three-pointer from the left side with 5.3 seconds left, and Smith piled up a career-high 43 points to go with 21 rebounds and five blocks as Kentwood rallied for a 62-60 victory over the Chargers on Friday night at the Les Schwab Kent Shootout at ShoWare Center.

Wilson nailed the game-winner when everybody figured it would be another post feed to Smith. With his team ahead 53-49, Wilson missed a chance to help salt away the win by not grabbing a rebound with just over 3 ½ minutes left and Kentwood coach Michael Angelidis pulled him out and sat him until 16.5 seconds remained.

"Coach put me in to shoot, so I'm definitely going to shoot," Wilson said. "If I get that rebound before, it probably seals it."

Smith, a junior, supplied 30 points in the second half and dominated inside with six dunks, including many that nearly tipped over the goal standards, as the Conquerors (13-4, 11-2 division) kept pace atop the South Puget Sound League 4A North with Federal Way.

Down 27-11 to the same team it had lost to six days earlier, Kentwood looked done. But the Conquerors, riding Smith's inside presence, closed to 32-25 at halftime.

"We can't lose twice to one school, and I don't think we've done that since I was a freshman," said Smith, who went 20 of 29 from the floor. "Me and Tre [Tyler] are the captains and are our 1-2 options, so when he went out [with foul trouble], I knew I had to step up my game."

In the third quarter, the Conquerors, who were bothered by the Chargers' full-court pressure in the first half, used a 12-0 run to take a 42-36 lead.

After Wilson's big shot, Kentwood still couldn't breathe easily until Brendon Westendorf's runner bounced off the back of the rim and to the floor at the final buzzer.

Copyright © 2009 The Seattle Times Company

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Arena may be First to Land "GREEN" Certification http://www.showarecenter.com/media/cms/pdf/SportsBusinessJournalShoWareCenterLEEDStory012609.pdf Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Arena may be first to land 'green' certification
By DON MURET
Staff writer
Published January 26, 2009 : Page 07

ShoWare Center in Kent, Wash., looks as if it's going to win the race to be the first LEED-certified new arena in the United States, according to project principals.

The $84 million facility, home to the Western Hockey League's Seattle Thunderbirds, opened Jan. 2, and officials are waiting to hear from the nonprofit U.S. Green Building Council on certification. LEED, an acronym for the council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a rating system in which points are scored in six categories for sustainable design and construction of new buildings.

 ShoWare Center would be the first new arena, regardless of size and tenant, to be LEED-certified. Other arenas being developed and built, including the Orlando Magic's facility, have registered for LEED certification, but they can't be certified until they have been completed.

ShoWare Center is awaiting final word
on its request for LEED certification.

In addition, existing arenas such as AT&T Center in San Antonio are seeking certification in a separate LEED classification.

In the Pacific Northwest, where environmental awareness is keen, designer LMN, builder Mortenson and their LEED consultant, Paladino & Co., developed a 6,100-seat arena expected to achieve LEED silver status, one level above the 26 minimum points required to be certified.

The possibility exists that ShoWare Center could even be awarded LEED gold by scoring 39 points, said Ben Golding, Mortenson's project manager.

"We are 100 percent sure we are going to get silver and doing all it takes to get gold," Golding said. "At the end of the project, we had enough of a buffer to do a couple things that we think will put us over the edge."

One example: pushing outside air into the arena for 2 1/2 weeks to eliminate gaseous emissions from newly installed materials such as cushioned seats, rather than allowing those fumes to permeate the building. "You have to have time in the schedule to do that; it's one of those difficult points," Golding said.

SMG manages the facility, as well as the new Lucas County Arena in Toledo, Ohio, another midsize sports venue that local officials expect to be among the first LEED-certified arenas after the 8,000-seat building opens later this year.

In Kent, midway between Seattle and Tacoma, the city signed a 10-year, $3 million naming-rights deal with VisionOne, a Swiss-based technology company with U.S. headquarters in Fresno, Calif. VisionOne's ShoWare is its Web-based ticketing system.

SMG signed a separate five-year deal with VisionOne to use ShoWare as its ticketer, said Tim Higgins, the arena's general manager. Higgins declined to disclose the deal's value.

Ticket convenience fees are $3 for hockey games, and there are no fees charged for fans printing their tickets at home. Those prices are a bit lower than the industry standard, Higgins said. Individuals ordering Thunderbirds tickets online are charged $5 to pick them up at the box office.

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Job Shadow has Cool Moments http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/ken/news/37945439.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Thunderbirds job shadow definitely had cool moments

By BRIAN BECKLEY
Kent Reporter General assignment reporter
Jan 21 2009, 1:00 AM · NEW

Like any other job shadow, Matt Swanson arrived at Ian Henry's office ready to work on the morning of Jan. 9.

But unlike most other offices, Henry's sits just two doors down from an ice rink. An not just any ice rink, but the rink at the ShoWare center, the new home of the Seattle Thunderbirds, a Western Hockey League franchise.

And Henry may work in an office, but as the director of public and media relations for a minor league hockey team, it's definitely not your typical job shadow.

After all, in very few other offices does one get to yell down the hall "Do we know where the blimp is yet?"

"It's like an office environment, but it's a little different," Swanson said about halfway through his 12-hour day following and helping Henry prepare the arena for the evening's game against the Tri-City Americans. "It just feels different than if you were sitting in a random office somewhere doing accounting."

Swanson, 18, is a senior at Kentlake High School and is the first local student to take advantage of the new professional sports team as a way to complete the job-shadow requirement for graduation.

Swanson, a fan of the Thunderbirds even before they moved to Kent from the Key Arena in Seattle, said a job in the sports industry interested him and the T-Birds seemed like a good way to see for sure.

"I've been wanting to get into sports somehow," he said. "Since they were moving down here to Kent ... I figured I'd come down and see if they had a job shadow (program)."

Swanson contacted Henry and set up the day, despite not really knowing exactly what he did.

On Friday, during what Henry called a typical game day, Swanson sat in on meetings with the team's president and general manager, helped write and edit the night's public address scripts, planned out the evening's promotions, updated the programs and the scouting reports and met with the entire promotions crew, all before the game even started.

At game time, Swanson sat with Henry in the press box, watching the game from a new perspective before collecting from the media in attendance the ballots naming the game's three stars and putting together a press release on the game.

With overtime and a shoot-out at the game, Swanson easily put in his eight-hour requirement and then some.

"You work in sports, it's going to be a long day," Henry told him with a shrug.

Henry also told Swanson it was a lot of work and took a lot of energy, but sports was definitely a fun field in which to work.

"Every day is completely different," he said. "Today it's 'How do we present Thomas Hickey and the other players in the best light?' Tomorrow, it's the trade deadline."

But because it is such a competitive field, Henry said a local team could help give those interested a leg up on the competition.

"It's a fun environment to work in, but a lot of people want to work in sports so you have to know what goes on behind the scenes," he said.

Though his favorite part was watching the game from the press box, Swanson said he was surprised to learn how much of what Henry did was seen by fans, like the video promotions and scripts and other giveaways.

With a few days to think about it, Swanson said he enjoyed his job shadow and working with Henry behind the scenes encouraged him to pursue the field further.

"After doing it, I understand more what they really do," Swanson said. "It seems a lot more possible now."

 

Kent Reporter General assignment reporter Brian Beckley can be reached at bbeckley@kentreporter.com or 253-872-6600, ext. 5054.

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Seattle Thunderbirds are dropping the puck in Kent's new ShoWare Center http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/editorialsopinion/2008601109_edit08showare.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Seattle Thunderbirds are dropping the puck in Kent's new ShoWare Center

The city of Kent welcomes the Seattle Thunderbirds to the new ShoWare Center, an arena that better fits the fans' and team's needs. Within walking distance of the new Kent Station shopping and dining area, the arena will provide a year-round venue for concerts, exhibits and other community events.

KEN LAMBERT / THE SEATTLE TIMES

The ShoWare Center adds vibrancy to downtown Kent.

KENT Mayor Suzette Cooke could not have been more hospitable to Seattle's expatriate hockey team and its fans during Friday's community open house at Kent's new ShoWare Center.

"I love that Seattle is coming to the city of Kent," said the mayor, just a stone's throw from a spiffy new Zamboni ready to smooth ice for the team's inaugural game in an arena built around its needs.

The difference is noise - lots of it. KeyArena, where the Seattle Thunderbirds played for 13 years, was designed for NBA-sized basketball crowds. Among other challenges, KeyArena's soaring ceiling and empty upper bowl let the din of hockey fans' cheers, raspberries and cowbells evaporate in the distant rafters.

By all accounts of Thunderbird management, which had plans to find a new venue since 2002, ShoWare Center is hockey heaven.

The city's enthusiastic partnership with the team over the past few years helped to cut the construction schedule of the $85 million arena about in half.

Now Kent has an arena that can be used year-round for concerts, exhibits, high-school graduations and other community events - within walking distance from the new Kent Station, an outdoor urban shopping and dining center.

The team's jerseys still say "Seattle Thunderbirds" but carry an homage to the team's new home. Sewn on to the left sleeves are city of Kent logos.

Good for the Thunderbirds for finding a fan-friendlier venue without the challenges presented by KeyArena, and good for Kent for jumping on an opportunity that will bring more vibrancy to its changing downtown.

Copyright © 2009 The Seattle Times Company

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Kent's new arena is about more than hockey http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/virgin/394836_virgin06.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Kent's new arena is about more than hockey

By BILL VIRGIN
P-I COLUMNIST

THE SEATTLE THUNDERBIRDS christened their new home, the ShoWare Center in Kent, with two victories over the weekend, sending the fans home happy -- or at least until Sunday night, when they walked out of the new arena to find the roads slickened by yet another snowstorm.

Eventually the inevitable opening-day glitches will be smoothed out, the building's design quirks diagnosed and worked around, the weather might even improve, and hockey fans will find themselves with a building much more conducive to watching the sport than the T-Birds' old home (KeyArena), one which, especially for south-county fans, saves considerable time, money and hassle previously spent on drives into Seattle.

It's that last feature that makes what happens outside the new arena far more newsworthy, at least in terms of economic development, than what goes on inside.

ShoWare Center (the naming rights were purchased by a ticket service company) won't just be used for hockey. Already on the schedule, stretching to September, are the Harlem Globetrotters, high school basketball games, a concert by contemporary-Christian artist Chris Tomlin, the Lipizzaner Stallions, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus and commencement ceremonies.

Each time the building's doors open for one of those events, the city benefits from ticket sales and facility rental fees, jobs at the arena and whatever people spend while in town at restaurants and stores. Every one of those dollars spent in Kent is money that isn't going to some other community -- like Seattle.

Those are the obvious short-term economic benefits to having the arena, offset by the cost of building and operating the arena (the city got a grant and a sales-tax break from the state, and what a fortuitous bit of timing that proved to be; imagine trying to squeeze money out of Olympia this year).

The bigger issue is what long-term economic-development benefit the city gets from having an events center in town.

Quantifying such benefits is tough to do, fraught with peril and subject to considerable manipulation, as any veteran of the fights over multi-hundred-million-dollar stadia like Safeco and Qwest fields can attest.

But just because it's hard to measure doesn't mean it doesn't exist. And just because there's the possibility of economic benefit doesn't mean that towns like Kent will automatically capture it.

The opening of ShoWare Center is one more entry in a long-term trend chronicled in this space before -- the increasing self-reliance for cultural, entertainment and recreation amenities by cities thought of as mere satellites to and suburbs of Seattle. (In a sense, it's a return to the early, pre-freeway days of those communities when the big city was a train or interurban ride away).

Whether it's the Kent Station development two blocks from the arena, or the emerging restaurant row along South Third Street in downtown Renton, or Everett's arena that hosts a hockey team playing in the same league as the Thunderbirds, or the lengthy list of theater and classical-music groups and performance venues on the Eastside and in South King County, each has the practical benefit of keeping money in town and maybe even pulling in a few new bucks.

They also send a message to residents, and those who might consider living there: "We're not just a bedroom town for someone else. This is a real community, a real town, with things to do and enjoy. You don't have to go somewhere else to have fun."

So an amenity like a park or an arena can be one more enticement to visitors and permanent residents.

How about attracting one other crucial element of a successful community -- employers?

Employers have a long list of factors to consider in location decisions -- customer base, tax and utility rates, land or space availability and cost (just as families consider everything from housing prices to school quality). Would the availability of a work force that likes where it lives and would prefer to work near there (especially when gas prices go back up) be enough to persuade an employer to move in?

Making that connection is the challenge for those former satellite cities that would like to do well by their citizens by having more jobs available to them -- not to mention improving their own tax base.

For a number of those cities, the pressure is increasing to make the case to new employers, because of what's happening to existing employers. Renton, which already has several years' experience figuring out what happens as Boeing downsizes, now faces questions about the future of Paccar's Kenworth plant, which will essentially be idled later this month. Farther south, the city of Federal Way is trying to fill the vacuum created by Weyerhaeuser's contraction, leaving swaths of vacant office space.

That seems a lot of import to attach to a building in which young men skate around slapping at a rubber disk (and, on occasion, each other) for a few hours. But the decision to build ShoWare and similar community amenities is more than just a gamble that there will be enough people who want to watch a sporting event or concert without driving halfway across the county to support such a venue.

It's also a gamble that such amenities have a payoff, however intangible or long term. The fans who file in to ShoWare Center in the coming weeks may think they're merely watching a hockey game. But the building they're in may itself prove to be a player in the high-stakes game of economic development, a sport capable of delivering celebration-worthy success -- or bone-rattling body checks -- to equal anything experienced on the ice.

P-I reporter Bill Virgin can be reached at 206-448-8319 or billvirgin@seattlepi.com. His column appears Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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Fans Flock to ShoWare Center http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/ken/sports/37124139.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Fans flock to ShoWare Center to see T-Birds take the ice

Fans found plenty to love Saturday night at the city of Kent's ShoWare Center, the new home of the Seattle Thunderbirds hockey team.

The Thunderbirds beat the Everett Silvertips 4-3 in front of a sold-out crowd of 6,125 at the inaugural game at the ShoWare Center. Fans soaked in the atmosphere of the $84.5 million events center before the game.

"Seattle ought to be embarrassed," said Kyle Stephenson, who drove up from Belfair to meet his son from Seattle for the game.

"They can put these arenas in Kent and Everett and Seattle can't build a new one."

Mark Wheeldon and Taffi Necker, of Tacoma, plan to buy season tickets next year.

"This place is awesome," Wheeldon said. "It feels like it was purpose-built for hockey."

Necker found the new arena similar to a new car or new house.

"It smells really clean," Necker said. "I like that."

Kyle and Mike Stephenson ate at The Ram restaurant at Kent Station before the game. They waited two hours to get a table as hockey fans packed the restaurant.

"This will pump a lot of money into the economy," Kyle Stephenson said.

Derek and Linda Gulbransen, of Puyallup, bought season tickets this year for the first time because the T-birds moved to Kent from Seattle.

"That was too far to drive," Linda Gulbransen said.

The couple occasionally attended games at KeyArena, but prefer the ShoWare Center.

"This is a lot more comfortable," said Linda Gulbranse n as she settled into her seat behind the team benches.

"This is a lot more intimate."

The Gulbransens parked at the Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center because the arena lot filled up.

"But we actually were closer to the entrance," Linda Gulbransen said. "We just had to walk across the street."

Fans enjoyed the free parking at the events center and the Regional Justice Center.

"In this day and age that's unheard of," said Kyle Stephenson, used to paying for parking for sporting events in Seattle.

Mike Stephenson lives in Queen Anne near KeyArena, the former home of the Thunderbirds.

"I'll gladly drive down here because KeyArena sucks," said Mike Stephenson, who has had season tickets for three years. "This is very nice. It's a lot better than KeyArena."

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A Night at "The ShoW" http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20090104/BLOG12/901049997/1004/SPORTS Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 A night at the Sho


Posted at 10:22 am by Nick Patterson

ShoWare Center in Kent made its big debut last night, and opening night would have to be classified a success. A sellout crowd of 6,125 -- with approximately 500 fans waiting in line before the doors opened almost two hours before the opening puck drop -- coupled with a 4-3 victory over Everett, I'm not sure the T-birds could have asked for more.

Anyway, here's some of my observations from the ShoWare Center opener:

- The building looks great both inside and out. The exterior is unique with the thin green lights built into the walkway and the angled mirrored overhang. Inside the concourse feels a little utilitarian, but the neon green paint on the concourse floor and for the section numbers on the wall gives it its own touch.

- The arena itself has a very intimate feel because it's just the single bowl.

- You shouldn't have any trouble if you're seeking food or souvenirs. The concourse includes six concession stands and three souvenir stands (the team store and two booths around the concourse).

- But don't plan on getting your exercise laps in during the intermissions. The concourse doesn't span the entire 360 degrees because the locker rooms block the way in one end zone.

- Those end-zone locker rooms mean the teams have to skate across the ice to get to their benches rather than having bench access directly from the locker room. That makes life a little more complicated for athletic trainer Chris Walker and equipment manager James Stucky.

- A large number of Silvertip jerseys in the crowd. Good job snapping up those tickets.

- It's unfortunate there had to be one ugly moment when a couple fans threw debris onto the ice after a possible Seattle goal was waived off. I was shocked that play was allow to continue while full water bottles were exploding on the ice.

- The one complaint I'd register is strictly based on the fact that I'm in the media. The press box is in the corner rather than at center ice, making it a bit of a strain to see the far end of the rink. I suppose it's not too much of an adjustment for those used to the press box at KeyArena, which wasn't centered either due to the odd hockey configuration in the building. If anyone happens to be in a center suite for future games against Everett and wants to give me an invite, I'd be happy to join the party (he, he).

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Thunderbirds open arena with Bang http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/hockey/2008588129_birds04.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Thunderbirds open arena with bang edging the Tips 4-3

After all the fireworks and festivities to celebrate the opening of the new ShoWare Center, it was the Seattle Thunderbirds who finally...

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A sellout crowd at ShoWare Center watches the opening faceoff between the Thunderbirds and Silvertips on Saturday night.

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DAVID PITCHER / SPECIAL TO THE SEATTLE TIMES

A sellout crowd at ShoWare Center watches the opening faceoff between the Thunderbirds and Silvertips on Saturday night.

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DAVID PITCHER / SPECIAL TO THE SEATTLE TIMES

Seattle's Stefan Warg, left, wrestles an Everett Silvertips player in a battle for control of the puck.

KENT - After all the fireworks and festivities to celebrate the opening of the new ShoWare Center, it was the Seattle Thunderbirds who finally exploded.

The T-birds scored two goals in a span of just over two minutes in the second period and two more less than a minute apart in the third period to beat the Everett Silvertips 4-3 Saturday night.

Seattle built a 4-0 lead before Everett scored three times in the final 4:52 to make it close. Shane Harper scored the second of his two goals with 36 seconds left to cut the margin to 4-3 before Seattle held on to win.

"I'd love to have those last three goals back, but looking at the big picture, we won," Seattle goaltender Jacob DeSerres said. "That's really all that matters, and we're happy to get it. It's really fun to play in front of a crowd like we had tonight."

A standing-room-only crowd of 6,125 jammed into the new facility and had to wait through a scoreless first period before Brenden Silvester opened the scoring at 7:23 of the second period. Jeremy Boyer added a power-play goal for the T-birds at 9:33 in the period.

Greg Scott added a power-play goal at 4:26 of the third and Sena Acolatse scored again 53 seconds later for the T-birds.

Everett ended DeSerres' shutout bid with a power-play goal at 15:08 of the third period, then added a pair of goals by Shane Harper to keep the crowd in place until the final buzzer.

Harper's second goal of the game, his 16th of the season, came with 36 seconds left.

DeSerres gave the big crowd plenty of credit for the win.

"We came out all fired up and have been looking forward to this since we found out it was going to be built," DeSerres said. "We were all fired up and hitting. This is a huge win for us."

After a heavy road schedule to start the season as the ShoWare Center was completed, the T-birds (16-20-1-2) play 24 of their last 33 games at home.

"It was a really fun night," Seattle coach Rob Sumner said. "We made it a little too exciting at the end, but it was a game with a lot of finesse and a lot of emotion. We won, and that's what matters."

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The T-birds return to ShoWare Center for a game tonight against Kamloops.

"When there is this kind of enthusiasm and atmosphere, there's no such thing as being tired," Sumner said. "We were able to feed off this crowd and get a lead, and it was really a lot of fun for our team."

Everett (17-16-5-0) started goaltender Thomas Heemskerk. The Silvertips acquired Heemskerk in a trade with Kootenay, and he hadn't played since a 4-1 loss in Seattle with the Ice on Nov. 28.

The Silvertips and T-birds play 10 times this season and the season series is tied 2-2. The teams' next game is in Everett on Jan. 16.

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An A-to-Z Guide to the newest ticket in town! http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/aub/sports/37012124.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 ShoWare Center draws big crowds, bigger enthusiasm http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/ken/news/37035064.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 By LAURA PIERCE
Kent Reporter Editor
Jan 03 2009, 11:51 PM · UPDATED

Kent resident Ed Orlosky was in his element Friday afternoon.

Sitting ringside at the ShoWare Center at Kent, munching on a hotdog, the Boeing retiree was happily awaiting the guests of honor at Kent's newest sports venue.

The Seattle Thunderbirds.

"I follow them in the paper," said Orlosky, of his favorite Western Hockey League team. "I was pretty excited when it was announced they were coming here."

Orlosky and more than 6,000 people, that is. The Thunderbirds play their first game on ShoWare Ice Saturday in front of a sell-out crowd at Kent's new, 6,100-seat arena on James Street. That game, against the Everett Silvertips, starts 7:05 p.m.

Orlosky, who played some pond hockey as a kid growing up in New Jersey, said he followed the T-Birds because he likes the kind of person that such a physical sport demands.

"They're young kids and you're looking for potential," he said of players in the Western Hockey League, which serves as a proving ground for the NHL teams.

"They're extremely hard-working and dedicated, and that's what you look for in a person. And when they get on the ice, they're all business."

Orlosky got his wish shortly afterward, when the Thunderbird team, all of them helmetless and therefore identifiable, went gliding onto the ice, to the cheers of several hundred who showed up for the opening ceremony.

Their entrance onto the ice followed an ecstatic introduction by Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke.

"For the residents of Kent - this is your ShoWare Center!" Cooke shouted out to the crowd, which responded with cheers.

Orlosky heard the call. And in a way, he's living up to it. Come Saturday, he'll be back ringside with nine members of his family to see the T-Birds take on the Everett Silvertips.

"We're bringing the whole family tomorrow," Orlosky said, noting that right now he's the only one with real hockey fever.

"They'll probably follow it after this game," he intoned, as his wife Karen, sitting next to him, nodded gamely.

While Saturday's game is about the Thunderbirds, Friday's grand-opening event was all about the ShoWare Center.

Several thousand people thronged the new arena to get a first-ever look at the center. They sat in the stands - no seat of which appeared to afford a bad look at the ice - they toured locker rooms, they tried the concessions, and they imbibed in free appetizers and plenty of conversation with players, Kent City Council members (decked out in T-Birds jerseys), and team managers. They also crowded the souvenir shop to check out jerseys and other paraphernalia.

The excitement of the afternoon was especially palpable for the Brown family of Kent. They're a billet family for T-Bird player Brenden Silvester.

Sitting in the stands before the opening ceremony, dad Roger Brown said the experience has been a great one for his family, including son Blake, 13, and wife Sharon.

Silvester is a part of their family, Roger said.

"He's awesome and I feel like he's one of mine," Roger explained.

And it's very cool that his son now gets a ride to school from Silvester, who goes to school himself at Kent-Meridian High School.

"He's very respectful," Sharon added.

The family also has another member, thanks to Silvester.

His girlfriend Sarah Patterson, 17, who comes to visit from Vancouver, where she and Silvester are from.

She was seated with the family Friday to watch Silvester take the ice.

"I'm here for another three days, " Patterson said, so that she can see Sylvester compete.

They've been together two years, and Patterson's made the adjustment of a long-distance relationship, but it's not easy, living in different cities, let alone countries.

"It's hard, but it's worth it," she said.

And is she really a major hockey fan, considering it's a Canadian birthright?

"Everyone likes hockey," Patterson said with a grin about her countrymen. "But after dating a hockey player, I kind of got into it."

While many people were just enjoying the general atmosphere of the ShoWare Center, there were some visitors for whom the event was especially poignant.

Kent City Councilwoman Deborah Ranniger was positively beaming, as she walked through the throngs of visitors.

For her, as well as the rest of the Council, the new arena was the coda to a somewhat risk-filled couple of years bringing the concept to fruition. It was a journey that involved the state Legislature, Gov. Christine Gregoire's office, and, ultimately, the Council's trust that the project would come in on time and within budget.

And it did.

"This is going to be a lifesaver for us," Ranniger said, watching the crowds walking by, in shirts emblazoned with T-Bird logos. Considering the sold-out crowd for the first game, and future activities the center is projected to attract, Kent should be getting a major economic boost from the facility, she said.

"I think this center is going pull us through some tough times," Ranniger said.

 

Who performed

While the T-Birds and the Kent Council were part of the opening ceremony, the ShoWare Center drew some top-tier local entertainment throughout the night.

Kent saxophonist Darren Motamedy, as well as dance teams and drama students from Kent-area high schools provided entertainment throughout the night.

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Valley to show off ShoWare Center on Friday http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/aub/sports/36837019.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Valley to show off ShoWare Center on Friday


Dec 29 2008, 10:33 AM · UPDATED

 

The public can get a close look of the region's new entertainment venue - the ShoWare Center - on Friday.

The grand opening celebration will begin at 4 p.m. at the center, 625 W James St.

Doors will open to the public at 3:30 p.m. Admission and parking are free.

Hosts Bill Wixey from Q13 FOX and Ian Furness from Sports Radio 950 KJR will be on hand to headline the community celebration.

Kent's own renowned jazz artist, Darren Motamedy, will entertain. Also scheduled to perform are the cast of the joint production of "Fame" by Kentridge and Kent-Meridian High Schools, Dance Teams from Kentwood, Kentlake and Kentridge and an interactive show for kids presented by Radio Disney.

On the eve of their first game at ShoWare Center, members of the Seattle Thunderbirds will be available for photos and autographs. Several of the players will coach youth hockey demonstrations from Kent Valley Hockey Association. The Buckets Blakes from the Harlem Globetrotters also will showcase their ball-handling skills.

The Buckets' team will make their first visit to ShoWare Center on Feb. 18.

Guests will be encouraged to tour through the "behind-the-scenes" areas within the ShoWare Center, including the team locker room and the "Zamboni" garage.

 

About ShoWare Center

As one of the nation's first LEED® Silver arena, the ShoWare Center is the home of the WHL's Seattle Thunderbirds, as well as concerts, family shows, corporate events, tradeshows and other sporting events. Located about 17 miles from Seattle, Bellevue and Tacoma, ShoWare Center offers guests more than 2,000 complimentary parking spots within close walking distance. ShoWare Center is the crown jewel in a well-designed gathering place for the residents of the Puget Sound region.

For more information, visit www.ShoWareCenter.com.

 

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New Home for Thunderbirds http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/hockey/393814_arena27.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Big Plans for ShoWare Center Grand Opening http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/ken/news/36667219.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Traffic for ShoWare Center Shouldn't Cause Fuss http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/ken/news/36638999.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Budget and schedule drive the design of ShoWare Center http://www.djc.com/news/co/12001280.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Tight budget and schedule drive the structural design
  • To bring hockey to Kent by January, engineers had to quickly overcome poor soils and a roof-raising problem

  • By ROBERT P. BAXTER
    Magnusson Klemencic Associates

    mug Baxter

    The engineering design challenges of ShoWare Center started below the ground and continued up to the building's highest point.

    The project's tight budget and restricted schedule also complicated design: the city of Kent wanted a lot of arena for their money, and they wanted it in time for the 2008 Thunderbird hockey season. Starting in early 2007, the game was on, and Magnusson Klemencic Associates, the project's structural and civil engineer, worked with LMN Architects to develop a winning strategy.

     

    Sloppy soils

    ShoWare Center sits on "liquefiable soils," meaning the ground beneath the building holds the potential to convert to a liquid state during an earthquake. Test drillings revealed the soil was not strong enough to support a large building using traditional foundations, with the upper 35 feet in particular needing to be strengthened or bypassed.

     

    Photos courtesy of MKA [enlarge] The center's top-heavy appearance was influenced by poor soils, which required an expensive foundation system. The small base required fewer building-support points than a more conventional box-shaped design.

     

    One soil-strengthening alternative considered involved digging holes through the weak soil, then filling them up with compacted rock, creating "rock columns." Rock columns, typically spaced 10 feet apart on a grid, would have reinforced the soil enough to support the building, but they proved too time-consuming and expensive to construct.

    Instead, MKA engineers opted to bypass the weak soil using pile foundations extending up to 70 feet below grade - nearly the width of the hockey rink - to bear on strong soil found far underground.

    Trucking such long piles to the site would have been impossible, so the piles were built in place using a specialized machine that drills holes and then fills them with concrete before they can close. This also allowed the piles to be made only as long as they were needed at each individual location, reducing the amount of material required - an important consideration given that over 300 piles were required to support the building.

     

    Hanging the suites

    Because the first 35 feet of each pile is in poor soil and does not provide any support, the cost of the foundation system was still expensive, and minimizing the number of building-support points was a major goal.

    This was one driving reason behind ShoWare Center's unique "overhung" shape. Usually, the wall of the building would be brought down at the outer face of the building, and foundations required there. Because there was no arena usage calling for enclosure of this space at ground level, complex outrigger framing was used to "hang" the suites from the roof above.

    Designing the building to "step in" as it went down minimized the foundation cost and extent of exterior architectural finishes.

     

    Heavy problem

     

    [enlarge] A 50-foot clear height was needed to accommodate arena football. The roof slopes toward the seating areas to help cut costs.

     

    The ice rink, located in the heart of the arena, is where the action happens. The city of Kent wanted ShoWare Center to host a wide variety of events, each of which required a unique arena configuration and floor load capacity.

    In response, MKA engineered an ice rink floor that can support up to 500 pounds on every square foot - equivalent to piling 5 feet of soil across the whole arena floor! ShoWare Center can now handle everything from typical ice hockey games (calling for floor strengths of just 25 pounds per square foot) to arena-busting rodeo, motocross and monster-truck competitions.

    Before the bulls, rigs and athletes could enter, however, the roof had to be raised - using a crane that weighs over 100 tons.

    The contractor wanted to drive this very heavy crane down the center of the arena to lift the roof and seating into place, but the arena floor as designed would not support it. Delaying construction of the arena floor until the roof and seating construction was complete would solve the problem, but ShoWare's tight project schedule did not allow that. Another alternative was to use two cranes lifting from outside the building, an option that would have been considerably more expensive.

    Instead, MKA conducted further analysis and suggested a "zoned" solution. By thickening specifically targeted areas of the ice rink floor and adding just a few additional piles, the floor was strengthened in the precise locations needed to support crane operations. This optimized design facilitated the desired erection sequence, allowing construction to proceed on schedule while minimizing expense to the owner.

     

    A shapely roof

    The shape of the roof was also influenced by somewhat opposing requirements. Concern with cost suggested a limited height, as a lower roof is generally less expensive, but plans for hosting arena football dictated a minimum 50-foot clear height, matching the trajectory of a football arc.

    The solution, addressing both desires, can be seen in the arena's final shape. The roof starts low over the seating area to minimize costs, then slopes up to provide the necessary height over the event floor itself, supported by a main roof truss that spans 200 feet.

    The scoreboard can also transition from its usual hanging position for hockey by hoisting it up among the roof members, giving the central arena a flat underside roof when needed.

    Overhead rigging is all-important for multipurpose venues, meaning the building structure must accommodate a variety of suspension methods, weights and locations. To ensure maximum flexibility, MKA designed the roof structure to support heavy loads in multiple positions.

    For shows with the stage at one end, like a concert, the roof is capable of supporting 125,000 pounds of hanging equipment, about the equivalent of 25 SUVs. For shows with the stage in the center of the floor, like wrestling, the roof can support 50,000 pounds, or about 10 SUVs.

     

    Virtual construction

    Mortenson employed the latest in construction technologies with their creation of a building-information model, a virtual representation of the arena developed using computer software.

    Using this model, the building's structural, architectural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing elements were coordinated and checked for conflicts prior to actual construction in the field. Thanks to this model, ShoWare Center required a minimal number of "field fixes," helping to keep things on time and budget.

     

    No need for pipes

    MKA's civil design also maximized performance while minimizing cost.

    ShoWare Center sits on a flat 17-acre site, located in a flood plain. A typical civil system would direct site runoff into a large storage device for incremental release over time, requiring many feet of large storm drain pipes and a large storage facility.

    Instead, MKA developed a design that uses storage space within the soil under the parking lot to detain runoff. By using the site itself as a storage device, conveyance pipes were eliminated and the amount of imported detention facility soils cut in half. This eliminated roughly 1,800 truck trips to and from the site, and at least 30 percent of the earthwork and drainage construction costs.

    It took an accelerated design schedule and a strict focus on performance, but Kent's new ShoWare Center is now ready to compete with the best.

     

     


    Robert Baxter is an associate at Magnusson Klemencic Associates and a member of the firm's Sports Specialist Group.

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    Arena Goes Green with $3 million carrot http://www.djc.com/news/co/12001279.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Arena goes green with help of a $3M carrot
  • Quest for LEED silver, with state's encouragement, puts ShoWare Center in rarefied company

  • By MICHELLE WITHAM
    City of Kent

     

     

     

     

     

     

    mug Witham

     

    When ShoWare Center opens its doors on Jan. 2, it will be one of the first sports and entertainment facilities in the United States to be certified LEED silver by the U.S. Green Building Council.

    Why LEED? Not only was it the right thing to do, but it offered the city an opportunity to secure additional funding. When the state Legislature provided $3 million for the $84.5 million facility, it required that the center be LEED silver. With environmental stewardship being very important to the Kent City Council, staff decided to go beyond the state's minimum requirement.

    Unsure of how to proceed, the city brought in Paladino and Co., a Seattle-based green building consultant. LEED silver certification requires a minimum of 33 points in six different categories, but the city decided to do more.

     

     

    Photo courtesy of the city of Kent [enlarge] Green features made the $84.5 million ShoWare Center more expensive to build, but the city expects to save money in the long run. The features include energy-efficient lighting, heating, cooling and ventilation systems.

     

    With several construction-phase credits still pending, the building is within striking distance of the 39-point gold rating. The building's final LEED rating will be based upon USGBC's certification process following construction.

    While building green costs significantly more up front, the city will see a cost savings in the long run. LEED buildings cost less to operate and maintain, and are energy and water efficient. ShoWare Center being among the first of its kind in the country, civic pride was a big incentive too.

    The following highlights how ShoWare Center earned points in each of the LEED rating system categories:

     

    Sustainable sites

    Forty-four drivers with low-emitting/fuel efficient vehicles, and 45 carpools or vanpools will have dibs on the best on-site parking spaces. Up to 50 bicycle commuters can store their bikes, and employees who bike to work can shower when they arrive.

    The site design ensures that the quality and quantity of stormwater leaving the site is the same as when it was a soccer field, minimizing the impact to the nearby Green River. The lighting around the building was sensitively designed to reduce light in the night sky, minimizing impacts on the adjacent neighborhood and habitat areas.

     

    Water efficiency

    All of the water fixtures in ShoWare Center are low flowing, and the toilets are dual-flush, where the user pushes the lever up for solids, and down for liquids. Also, ShoWare Center's landscaping is native to the region and will not require any watering once the plants are established.

    Savings from these water-efficiency efforts are expected to exceed 40 percent from a typical building, equaling over 380,000 gallons of water saved per year.

     

    Energy and atmosphere

    Energy-efficient lighting, heating, cooling and ventilation systems and ice-making equipment will reduce the predicted energy use by more than 37 percent compared to national standards.

     

    Materials and resources

    During construction, advanced planning and attention to detail resulted in the recycling of more than 90 percent of construction debris.

    The project team used locally harvested and manufactured products to reduce use of natural resources and minimize material transportation. The use of more than 50 percent Forest Stewardship Council-certified wood ensured that forests providing wood to the project are managed sustainably.

    Use of low-mercury lamps throughout the project reduces the impact of this toxic substance. SMG-Savor, the food and beverage provider, recycles waste, uses non-petroleum-based packaging and provides healthy, locally produced and sustainably harvested food.

     

    Indoor air quality

    ShoWare Center has sensors that deliver fresh air based on the number of people in the building. Carbon dioxide-driven ventilation will ensure the air doesn't get "stale."

    Low volatile-organic-compound paints and adhesives were used on the building's interior to minimize indoor contaminants that exacerbate asthma and other respiratory problems. Also, low-emission carpets and composite wood products with no added urea formaldehyde were selected.

    The ongoing use of green cleaning products and procedures will maintain a healthy indoor environment for event attendees as well as employees.

     

    Innovation and design

    The project team members worked together to identify green measures and to minimize the overall project and operational costs for the facility.

    For instance, they figured out how to capture the excess heat that is rejected from the ice-making equipment to warm the ground under the ice rink to maintain the integrity of the foundation. This same heat is also used to melt the ice in the Zamboni pit.

    Aside from the bright green accent color inside the building, guests will likely be unaware they're inside a "green" building until they watch the educational videos around the concourse and on the center scoreboard. Starring the Seattle Thunderbirds mascot, Cool Bird, the clever vignettes are designed to entertain guests while also informing them of the building's innovative green features.

     

     


    Michelle Witham is the community and public affairs manager for the city of Kent.

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    Kent Has Arena All Its Own http://www.djc.com/news/co/12001281.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Thunderbirds move to new Kent home, January 3 http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/stories/2008/12/08/daily29.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 The Seattle Thunderbirds said they'll play their first game in the new Kent Events Center - now known as the ShoWare Center - on Jan. 3, 2009, against their rival the Everett Silvertips.

    The Western Hockey League (WHL) team's last game in Seattle's KeyArena will be Dec. 30 against the Chilliwack Bruins.

    In October, the city of Kent said it's signed a 10-year, $3.175 million deal with Fresno, Calif.-based VisionOne Inc. to have the Kent Events Center named after VisionOne's ShoWare ticketing service.

    The 6,025-seat arena is located at the Commons Playfield site at West James Street and Fifth Avenue North, close to Kent Station and Kent Commons.


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    Thousands Show Up At Kent Jobs Fair http://www.kuow.org/post/thousands-show-kent-jobs-fair Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Thousands Show Up At Kent Jobs Fair http://www.kuow.org/post/thousands-show-kent-jobs-fair Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Thousands Show Up At Kent Jobs Fair http://www.kuow.org/post/thousands-show-kent-jobs-fair Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Thousands Show Up At Kent Jobs Fair

    By Jim Gates

    Despite the drop in Washington's unemployment rate, many people are still looking for work. More than 3,000 people attended a jobs fair at the ShoWare Center in Kent on Tuesday. Companies had a big presence too. Law enforcement recruiters showed up in force, as did insurance companies and healthcare providers. But the big player was Boeing.

    Neal Morrison is the outreach director for City Career Fair Productions, the organization that put on the event. He said the enthusiasm for Boeing is pretty typical for the jobs fair.

    "The line goes all the way down the venture, which is an entire stadium, and it looks like it's beginning to go out the door. Isn't that amazing?" said Morrison. "I mean, it's almost like they could have their own career fair."

    Hundreds waited in line for hours to get some face time with Boeing reps and hand out their resumes. The long wait didn't deter Yvonne Rivera, who took off her high heels and dug in for the wait. "I used to work for Boeing and then I left to have kids," said Rivera. "Now I'm going back to the workforce."

    Rivera has been off the job market for 20 years now. She hopes to get a position with Boeing in contract administration.

    Christopher Price drove all the way from Los Angeles to attend the jobs fair. Price was laid off three months ago from his job as an aerospace quality engineer.

    "I had to resort to something else to put food on the table," said Price. "I became a handyman. That's what I do on my off time." He's hoping that an engineering job with Boeing will finally give him a stable income. "That's more important to me now than ever. I just turned 50 and I've taken my risks. Now it's time to stay steady."

    Many of the companies at the jobs fair were eager to meet with potential employees. Some recruiters even complained that there were more jobs to go around than qualified people.

    Washington state's unemployment rate has dropped to 6.8 percent and is lower than the national average.

     

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    American Idol Tour 2013: Things to Expect More on Tour as Top Ten Finalists Hit The Road for Live Performances http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/492793/20130721/hollywood-fox-american-idol-2013-season-12.htm#.Ue1KBqzoDDs Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 PRINTABLE Calendar Oct-Nov-Dec-Jan-Feb http://www.showarecenter.com/media/cms/pdf/ShoWare%20Center%20Upcoming%20Events%2010-10-13.pdf Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000