|Location||625 W James St|
Kent, WA 98032
|Owner||City of Kent|
|Architect||LMN Architects with PBK Architects|
|General Contractor||Mortenson Construction|
|Former names||Kent Events Center (working name before opening)|
|Tenants||Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL) (2009-Present)|
Seattle Mist (Lingerie Football League) (2009-Present)
Rat City Rollergirls (Women's Flat Track Derby Association) (2009-Present)
Kent Predators (Indoor Football League) (2010-future)
The ShoWare Center is a 6,500-seat, 154,400 sq. ft. multi-purpose arena in Kent, Washington, United States, that finished construction on January 2, 2009. Its principal tenant is the Seattle Thunderbirds of Western Hockey League team, but in 2010 it will also be home to the Kent Predators of the Indoor Football League.
Originally known as the Kent Events Center, naming rights to the arena were initially sold to Amiga, Inc. and the arena was to be called The Amiga Center at Kent. However, Amiga failed to make a promised down payment, and lost the naming rights as of August 2007. In November 2008 the Kent City Council announced that the city had sold the naming rights to the Fresno, California-based VisionOne, Inc., an e-business software developer which in turn named the arena after ShoWare, its flagship box office operations program.
References[edit | edit source]
- Gaschk, Matthew. "T-Birds' proposed arena gets a name", Seattle Post-Intelligencer, April 18, 2007. Retrieved on January 5, 2009.
- Brunner, Jim. "Amiga fails to deliver cash, loses naming rights to Kent arena", The Seattle Times, July 31, 2007. Retrieved on January 5, 2009.
- Hunter, Steve. "New name for the Kent Events Center", Kent Reporter, Sound Publishing, November 19, 2008. Retrieved on January 5, 2009.
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- ShoWare Center official site
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