Featured Destination: Snohomish County, Washington
6 May, 2020
Though our “pause” button is on with holding sports events, we would like to let you know that we are here, preparing to bring sports events back to Snohomish County when the time comes. We look forward to turning on our “Play PNW Sports” button to host the many sports events in our great venues.
While we wait to Play PNW Sports, here are TOP 5 Reasons to plan your next sport event here!
1 - DEDICATION – Fed Cup – World Cup of Tennis to Nautique WWA Wakeboard Nationals to US Club Soccer NW Regionals; we have top-notched venues to host your event.
The top-notch venues include the Angel of the Winds Arena, Meadowdale Playfields, Walt Price Fitness Center, and Lake Tye Park. Angel of the Winds Arena is home to the Western Hockey League Everett Silvertips Hockey team. The arena has two NHL-size ice rinks with a seating capacity of 8,300. A 13,000 sq. ft. conference center is in the same building which offers additional meeting space for any sporting events. The arena has hosted 2008 & 2018 Skate America, 2012 & 2016 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships, 2017 USA Curling National Championships, and 2019 U.S National Junior Team Training Camp. The WNBA Seattle Storm played at the Arena in 2019. A sold-out crowd watched USA vs Latvia – Fed Cup World of Tennis in February 2020.
Meadowdale Playfields, located in Lynnwood, WA has two all-turf synthetic multipurpose fields and three all-turf synthetic infield softball/baseball fields. The playfields can host youth baseball, girls fastpitch and adult softball tournaments year-round. The multi-purpose fields are lined for soccer and lacrosse. In late 2020, USSSA of Washington adult softball, USSSA of Washington Baseball and West Coast Premier Tournaments are hosting their tournaments at the playfields.
Walt Price Fitness Center at Everett Community College is a 2,200 seat-capacity gymnasium which can host a variety of sports events including gymnastics, basketball, volleyball, and powerlifting. With over 1,000 parking spaces on campus and restaurants in walking distance, the Walt Price Fitness Center is a great venue for any youth sports tournament. The venue has hosted the NWAC Men & Women Basketball Tournaments, USA Gymnastics Region 2 Men’s Championships, and USA Gymnastics Washington State Championships.
The uniqueness of Lake Tye Park provides an array of sporting events that can be hosted at the park. The park has a 42-acre lake which has hosted Pro Wakeboard Tours and World Wake Association Wakeboard Nationals over the last 10 years. The park has been home to the USA Triathlon Youth & Junior Elite Race Series since 2011 and Lake Tye Triathlon since 2010.
2 - SERVICE – From volunteer recruitment to grant applications, we exist to better serve you. Snohomish County provides a variety of opportunities for sports event planners to bring their event here. Snohomish County Sports Commission will help the event planners with funding opportunities, event services and logistics, hotel accommodations, and venue selections to make your event successful. Snohomish County offers a range of venues ranging from ice to lake and rivers to playfields and sports courts.
3 - PLAY FIELD – Spend your day in the mountains, your evening dining on the waterfront and your night at our world-class arena.
Discover Snohomish County miles of shoreline, peaceful lakes and streams, natural scenic beauty and plenty of outdoor adventure: river rafting, float trips, water skiing, fishing, hiking, biking, hot air ballooning, etc. if adventurous activities or the great outdoors don’t entice, maybe shopping at Seattle Premium Outlets or Alderwood Mall or visiting the antique capital of the west in historic downtown Snohomish is more your flavor.
Not to miss during your visit is Seattle ultimate aviation experience, the Paine Field Aviation District, where the past, present and future of flight coincide in five unique attractions. Paine Field is also home to the largest building in the world, Boeing’s 747, 767, 777 and 787 plant, which offers daily tours at the Boeing’s Future of Flight.
Snohomish County is home to endless activities for kids and those who are kids at heart! Watch orca whales frolic via the Puget Sound Express, Seattle’s premier whale watching tour. Strap in for high-flying adventure at High Trek Adventures zipline & ropes Course Park. Make your own Funko Pop and take a photo with a giant character at Funko in downtown Everett. Explore the award-winning interactive Imagine Children’s Museum or pet and feed kangaroos, wallabies and more at The Outback Kangaroo Farm. You’ll be sure to find something that’s new and exciting for the whole family.
4 - COMMERCIAL AIR SERVICE – Alaska Airlines and United Airlines offers direct flights from Paine Field Airport Everett to 11 destinations. Alaska Airlines offers 10 non-stop destinations along with west coast including Los Angeles, Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Francisco, San Diego, Portland and Spokane. United Airlines offers non-stop flight to Denver.
5 - ACCESS TO SEATTLE – We’re so close, you can hold your Seattle sporting event in Snohomish County for a fraction of the cost.
We’re close to the world-class everything that Seattle has to offer being just 15 miles north. Your participants can visit the best café in the world in Everett, shop the premium outlets, take a road trip through the mountains and picnic beside an alpine lake.
Snohomish County, Washington, where dedication to your successful event is our badge of honor.