THANK YOU for your support of this WIAA/Gesa Credit Union State Championship event. The following information is provided in order to make the experience more enjoyable for you and everyone at the event.
Buses and team vans will be allowed to drop off athletes at the lower entrance in lot P9 and they can park in lotP18 (Red Barn) south of Roos Field.
An additional 500 parking spaces have been added to the free EWU Parking Lot P12 behind the Roos Field Pressbox, alleviating difficulties for fans finding adequate parking. However, school at EWU will be in session on Thursday, May 26 and Friday, May 27, and permits will be required in all other lots as posted on those days. Other lots on campus will be available for the public on Saturday, May 28 and after 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Parking meters on Cheney streets and in the Pence Union Building parking lot will also be enforced during the times posted on the meters. Parking in unauthorized areas such as service drives, fire lanes, safety zones, along yellow curbs or yellow zones, within 16 feet of a building and in designated "no parking" areas are safety issues and will be enforced, with violaters subject to fines or towing. RV and disability parking information can be found HERE.
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Fans will be able to sit in the bleachers around Roos Field and in designated areas for the throwing events. Spectators will not be allowed on track or field surfaces.
Starting with the 2021-22 school year, the WIAA is making the transition to paperless ticketing. WIAA State Tournament tickets will be available for purchase digitally through GoFan, the WIAA's ticketing partner. Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets online in advance of the events, but will have the ability to purchase digital tickets onsite by accessing the GoFan digital ticketing site using their mobile devices.
Paper tickets will NOT be available for purchase onsite, with the exception of the following venues which will each manage ticketing through their respective ticket partners: Tacoma Dome, Yakima Valley SunDome, Spokane Arena.
WIAA TOURNAMENT CREDENTIALS
All spectators using WIAA passes (paper or plastic) to attend the event must enter through the Pass Gate. This includes: teams, event staff, media, corporate partners, and awards presenters. Anyone attempting to enter with a fraudulent event pass will be denied entry and may be subject to criminal trespass arrest. Anyone found with a fraudulent pass inside the facility will be removed and will be subject to criminal trespass arrest.
The school principal will appoint at least one school personnel member to supervise the school’s student body rooting section.
All participants as well as spectators are expected to demonstrate sportsmanship and respect toward opponents and tournament officials at all times. Sportsmanship medals may be awarded after each race. Spectators who demonstrate inappropriate conduct or actions may be removed from the facility. WIAA state events are meant to provide a safe environment where everyone feels respected. Tournament managers and WIAA event personnel have the authority to remove individuals for inappropriate behavior or comments.
BALLOONS, SILLY STRING, AND ARTIFICIAL NOISEMAKERS are prohibited and will be confiscated. Band instruments are to be used only for playing music under the direction of the conductor and cheerleaders only may use megaphones.
Only school district accepted cheers may be used at appropriate times. Cheers and chants are to be directed only toward the school’s team. Cheers or yells with degrading opponent implications and profanity will not be allowed.
If outside paraphernalia is brought into the facility, schools may be billed for any additional clean-up costs.
The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (“UAV”), also known as drones, is prohibited for any purpose by any persons at WIAA tournament venues. Tournament management shall refuse admission or entry to anyone attempting to use a UAV; and if necessary, tournament management shall remove anyone attempting to use a UAV and/or confiscate the UAV until the event has been completed.
For purposes of this policy, a UAV is any aircraft without a human pilot aboard the device.
An exception to this policy may be made in specific cases for WIAA broadcast partners, provided the management of the tournament facility permits the presence of UAVs for broadcast purposes under the control of the WIAA.
Face painting may be allowed depending upon local school district policies and the tournament site/facility.
Only a student costumed mascot, designated by the principal, is permissible.
Tournament sponsors, broadcast media coverage, official school banners and hand held signs that are positive and directed only toward the school’s team are permitted. Run through signs are not permitted.
Standing for prolonged lengths of time may be permissible at WIAA-sponsored athletic events, depending upon the tournament site/facility.
Souvenir programs will be available throughout the tournament. Team and action photography will be available from Northwest Sports Photography, and State Tournament merchandise and apparel will be on sale throughout the tournament and online through Rush Team Apparel.