Tacoma Dome

The Tacoma Dome

  Administrative  
Address 2727 East D Street
Tacoma, WA 98421
Phone (253) 272-3663
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Date Built April 21, 1983
Ownership
(Management)
City of Tacoma
(City of Tacoma)
Basketball Capacity 17,100
Population Base 3,500,000
On Site Parking 3,087
Nearest Airport 5 Miles
  Other Facts  
Tenants None
Former Tenants Seattle Supersonics (NBA) 1994-1995
Tacoma Stars
(MISL) 1984-1992
Tacoma Sabercats
(WCHL)1997-2002
Tacoma Express Football
1990
Tacoma Rockets Hockey
1991-1995
Seattle Sounders Soccer
1994
Sources: Mediaventures

Trivia

Source: Tacoma - Pierce County Visitor & Convention Bureau

Directions

From Seattle on I-5 Going South:

Take exit 135. The ramp will put you on East 27th street. Follow the Tacoma Dome signs to Dome parking lots.

From Olympia on I-5 Going North:

Take exit 133. Follow the ramp to East 26th Street. Take a right. Tacoma Dome signs will direct you to Dome parking lots.

From Downtown Tacoma:

Take Pacific Avenue Southbound. Turn left onto East 26th Street. It will take you directly into Dome parking lots.

TACOMA TO STUDY NEED FOR NEW ARENA, POSSIBLE PRO TEAM
September 15, 2011
Copyright 2011 MediaVentures

Tacoma, Wash. - Tacoma's mayor and City Council say they want to know what it would take to revamp the aging Tacoma Dome to draw a pro basketball or hockey team to town - and they're willing to pay up to $100,000 to find out.

"The NBA will be back in this market," Mayor Marilyn Strickland told the Tacoma News Tribune. "When they are, I want Tacoma to be in the mix of that discussion."

Backed by local business leaders and area politicians, the City Council agreed to pay for part of a market feasibility study for attracting a National Basketball Association or National Hockey League team to the Dome.

The study would examine options and costs for upgrading the 29-year-old facility to NBA and NHL standards, and determine whether there's corporate interest to help support such an endeavor, Strickland said.

"We haven't started any conversations with (NBA Commissioner) David Stern, the NBA or anyone in the NHL," the mayor said. "...We want to know truthfully and honestly if the Tacoma Dome can support something like this."

City officials hope Pierce County will share part of the study's estimated $100,000 cost. The Tacoma-Pierce County Economic Development Board also has committed to contributing $5,000 for the study, Strickland said.

Acting City Manager Rey Arellano told the council he would find funds to cover the city's contribution.

With the council's move, the News Tribune said Tacoma pits itself in a potential battle for luring the NBA back to the region. Already, a potential ownership group is studying the idea of building an arena in Bellevue, according to recent media reports.

Opened in 1983 after a $28 million bond issue, the Dome has hosted high-profile sporting events, including the Goodwill Games and the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

It also has served as home to six pro soccer, hockey, basketball and football teams. The Sonics played at the Dome during the 1994-95 season while KeyArena was being renovated.

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