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.
TICKET PRICES - TICKET WINDOW WILL OPEN ONE HOUR BEFORE THE FIRST MATCH OF THE DAY
Qualifying team names will be added by Sunday, November 7, 2021.
Fans will be seated as “visitors” or “home” on each court. Signs will be posted above each section in the bleachers above each court. Top of the bracket is “visitors” and bottom of the bracket is “home". Teams will not switch benches between sets.
FACILITY AND LODGING INFORMATION
Yakima Valley SunDome
1301 S Fair Ave
Yakima, WA 98901
No outside food or drink may be brought into the facility. All bags are subject to search. Parking at the SunDome is $10.
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.
The NFHS Network will be offering a LIVE stream of all five (5) State Volleyball courts at the Yakima Valley SunDome.
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 match. 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.
WIAA State Championship venues will adhere to local and State Department of Health guidelines as set forth in the K-12 Guidance Document. As these guidelines are constantly in flux and there may be additional guidelines and/or specific instructions from host sites, attending schools may receive communication regarding COVID-19 protocols, once qualified for the WIAA State Tournament.
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.