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.
||2022 1A Fastpitch Softball State Championships|
||Columbia Playfields (Richland)|
||May 27-28, 2022|
Bleacher seating is available at each field.
FACILITY & LODGING INFORMATION
1005 Swift Blvd.
Richland, WA 99352.
Parking is available and free of charge.
Contact the Tri-Cities Visitor and Convention Bureau for lodging information.
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 an approved pass must enter through the pass gate. This includes school supervisors, school photoraphers and WIAA guests. Anyone attempting to enter with a fraudulent pass will be denied entry and may be subject to trespass. Anyone with a fraudulent pass will be removed.
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.