Venue Overview

Located in Kent, Washington, ShoWare Center is less than 18 miles from Seattle, Bellevue and Tacoma. Easy access to major freeways and convenient parking that is always free put the venue in a class by itself.

ShoWare Center is North America’s first sports & entertainment arena to achieve GOLD certification from Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design by the US Green Building Council. Because of its intimate design and flexible scale, ShoWare Center is the ideal venue for wide array of events including concerts, family shows, professional and exhibition sports, trade shows, community gatherings and more.





  • Home of Seattle Thunderbirds Hockey
  • North America’s first LEED® GOLD  Events Center
  • Hosting more than 130 event days each year
  • Flexible seating configurations with capacities ranging from 2,500 – 7,300
  • The “Chandelier” scoreboard with four 6’ x 12’ video screens
  • Only 20 rows of seating make it an intimate venue for every event
  • 20 Suites with incredible views, access to a full bar and a catering menu
  • Plush Heritage Club for Suite and Club Seat Holders with full-service dining
  • 4 permanent concession stands, including 2 grill stations, and several kiosks throughout the concourse


…an intimate setting for every event.