Open Up to Dedication: Snohomish County | Sports Destination Management

Open Up to Dedication: Snohomish County

Nov 28, 2018

Welcome to PNW Sports! Snohomish County, Washington, where dedication to your successful event is our badge of honor.

Located in northwest Washington State, nestled between the sparking blue waters of Puget Sound and the rugged, snow-capped peaks of the Cascade Mountains in Snohomish County, Snohomish County begins 15 miles north of Seattle, a little under 100 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia, and a short ferry ride away from the Olympic Peninsula.

Top 5 Reasons to Play Here:

1.   Dedication– Skate America to NFAA Field Archery Championships to US Youth Soccer; our team is committed to the success of your events.

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 and this offers additional meeting space for any sporting events. Angel of The Winds Arena has hosted 2008 & 2018 Skate America, 2012 & 2016 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships, 2017 USA Curling National Championships, and will host the 2019 U.S. National Junior Team Training Camp (USA Hockey) in December 2018.

Meadowdale Playfields, located in Lynnwood, WA, has two all-turf synthetic multi-purpose fields and three all-turf synthetic infield softball/baseball fields. With the field upgrades, the playfields can now host both youth baseball and fastpitch tournaments on five fields and adult softball tournaments on three fields with 300’ outfields. The multi-purpose fields are lined for soccer and lacrosse.

Walt Price Fitness Center at Everett Community College is a 2,200 seat-capacity gymnasium which can host many indoor sports tournaments. The fitness center has hosted basketball, gymnastics and volleyball tournaments. With the 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 2016-2018 NWAC Men & Women Basketball Championships, 2017 USA Gymnastics Men’s Region 2 Championships, 2017 USA Gymnastics Collegiate Men & Washington State Men Championships, and 2014-15 USA Gymnastics Optional 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. The 2018 Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships was the first year at Lake Tye Park and the WWA Wakeboard Nationals will return in July 2019. Since 2011, the park has been home to the USA Triathlon Youth & Junior Elite Race Series and Lake Tye Triathlon.

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 snow and ice to lakes and rivers to playfields and sports courts.

3.  Play Field– Spend your day in the mountains, your evening dining Oceanside and your night at our world class arena.

Discover SnoCo’s 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 the Seattle Premium Outlets or visiting the antique capital of the west in historic downtown Snohomish is more your flavor.

Not to miss during your visit is Seattle’s ultimate aviation experience, the Paine Field Aviation District, where the past, present and future of flight coincide in five unique aviation 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 Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour.

SnoCo 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 premiere whale watching tour. Strap in for high-flying adventure at High Trek Adventures zipline & ropes Course Park. Explore the award-winning interactive Imagine Children’s Museum or eat breakfast with the baby farm animals at Forest Park Animal Farm and Petting Zoo, both in Everett. Pet and feed kangaroos, wallabies and more at The Outback Kangaroo Farm or hold harmless snakes, pet tortoises and learn about reptiles at the Reptile Zoo in Monroe. For some historic fun visit the interactive Western Heritage Center at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds. You’ll be sure to find something that’s new and exciting for the whole family.

4.   Airport– A new commercial airport coming early 2019 with 10 non-stop destinations along the west coast served daily.

Commercial air service will begin in February 2019. Alaska Airlines has announced tickets on sale to and from eight cities along the west coast. The Alaska Airlines destinations are Portland, San Francisco, San Jose, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and Phoenix. United Airlines is the second airline flying in and out of Paine Field.

5.   Access to Seattle– We’re so close, you can hold your Seattle sporting event at 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, teak a road trip through the mountains and picnic beside an alpine lake.

Consider Snohomish County a launch pad from which to explore the True PNW. Come book your great sports event with PNW Sports!

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