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.
SPOKANE ARENA INFORMATION - Check the Spokane Arena website for directions, and a map of the facility and adjacent parking lots. PARKING is $7.00 for standard cars per space per day, $10 for premium spaces. The public may enter at any opened entrance except the reserved parking area at the lower back of the Arena which is the designated participant pass gate. With several concession options, no outside food may be brought into the facility. All bags are subject to search.
LODGING: Spokane Regional Sports Commission Hardwood Classic Hotel Information
Per the Governor's Manadate, masks must be worn at all times during this event, regardless of vaccination status. Children under 5 are exempt, but face coverings are recommended. Please support our student-athletes by honoring this requirement and not bringing the tournament to a halt. K-12 school events are exempt from the Governor's vaccine verification policy. Proof of Vaccination and/or negative test is not required to attend.
Ticket windows will open one hour prior to the first game of the day.
WIAA State Basketball games will be webcast LIVE on the NFHS Network.
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 section.
The WIAA supports social justice, racial equity, and sportsmanship. Derogatory cheers, slurs, & hateful comments relating to identity (race, ethnicity, gender expression, disability, religion) are not permitted and will result in immediate removal. Tournament managers and WIAA event personnel have the authority to remove individuals for inappropriate behavior or comments.
If you witness any of the above behavior from those in attendance, you can report the incident to the WIAA via the Bias Reporting Form.
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.