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Tacoma Dome
The Tacoma Dome from the Bridge of Glass

Location 2727 East D Street Tacoma, WA 98421
Broke ground July 1, 1981
Opened April 21, 1983
Owner City of Tacoma
Operator City of Tacoma
Construction cost $44 million
Tenants
Tacoma Stars (MISL) (1983-1992)
Tacoma Rockets (WHL) (1991-1995)
Seattle Supersonics (NBA) (1994-1995)
Tacoma SabreCats (WCHL) (1997-2002)
Capacity
5,000-23,0000

The Tacoma Dome (constructed by Tacoma Dome Associates, led by McGranahan Messenger Architects a design build enity) is an indoor arena located in Tacoma, Washington, USA. Completed in 1983 for $44 millon and opened on April 21, the arena seats 17,100 for basketball. It is the world's second largest arena with a wooden dome, with a 161.5 m (530 feet), only the Superior Dome in Marquette, MI is larger with a 163.4 m (536 feet) diameter, and is not a geodesic dome, it is a planer radian structure of glu-laminated beams. The first concert in the Tacoma Dome was David Bowie with The Tubes as the opening act. The arena hosted the Seattle SuperSonics from 1994-1995 while the Seattle Center Coliseum was being renovated into the venue now known as KeyArena. It also hosted the Tacoma Rockets Western Hockey League team from 1991 to 1995, the Tacoma Sabercats of the West Coast Hockey League from 1997 to 2002, The Tacoma Stars indoor soccer team of the MISL, gymnastics events during the 1990 Goodwill Games, numerous other minor league ice hockey and indoor soccer teams, and many concerts as well. It additionally hosts wrestling events, such as WCW Spring Stampede 1999. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (890x765, 255 KB) Summary Tacoma Dome Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (890x765, 255 KB) Summary Tacoma Dome Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Bridge of Glass and glass blowing building The Museum of Glass is a museum dedicated to glass art located in Tacoma, Washington. ... Tacoma, with Mount Rainier in background You may be looking for Takoma or Tacoma class frigate. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Nickname: Location of Tacoma in Pierce County and Washington State Coordinates: , Country United States of America State Washington County Pierce Government  - Mayor Bill Baarsma (D) Area  - City 62. ... Nickname: Location of Tacoma in Pierce County and Washington State Coordinates: , Country United States of America State Washington County Pierce Government  - Mayor Bill Baarsma (D) Area  - City 62. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... The Tacoma Stars were a franchise in the original Major Indoor Soccer League. ... The Major Indoor Soccer League is the top professional indoor soccer league in the USA. The league is a member of both the United States Soccer Federation and FIFA. The MISL replaced the NPSL which folded in 2001. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... The Kelowna Rockets are a junior ice hockey team playing in the Western Hockey League. ... The Western Hockey League is one of the three hockey Major Junior Tier I leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “NBA” redirects here. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... West Coast Hockey League was a minor league in ice hockey in United States from 1995 to 2003. ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... The following is a list of indoor arenas. ... Nickname: Location of Tacoma in Pierce County and Washington State Coordinates: , Country United States of America State Washington County Pierce Government  - Mayor Bill Baarsma (D) Area  - City 62. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by throwing a ball through a 10-foot high hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... The Superior Dome or Yooper Dome by the locals, which opened as the world’s largest wooden dome on September 14, 1991, is a domed stadium on the campus of Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan. ... David Bowie (IPA: []) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger and audio engineer. ... The Tubes are a San Francisco-based theatre rock band, popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s, known for their live performances that combined lewd quasi-pornography with wild satires of media, consumerism and politics. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1994-95 NBA season was the 49th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 1994-95 NBA season was the 49th season of the National Basketball Association. ... KeyArena at Seattle Center is located north of downtown Seattle, USA on the grounds of Seattle Center (the site of 1962s Century 21 Exposition, a Worlds Fair). ... The Kelowna Rockets are a junior ice hockey team playing in the Western Hockey League. ... The Western Hockey League is one of the three hockey Major Junior Tier I leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... West Coast Hockey League was a minor league in ice hockey in United States from 1995 to 2003. ... The Tacoma Stars were a franchise in the original Major Indoor Soccer League. ... Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of sequences of movements requiring physical strength, flexibility, balance, endurance, and kinesthetic awareness, such as handsprings, handstands, split leaps, aerials and cartwheels. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Logo of the 2nd Games in Seattle The Goodwill Games were an international sports competition, created by Ted Turner in reaction to the political troubles surrounding the Olympic Games of the 1980s. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... An indoor soccer game in Mexico. ... World Championship Wrestling (WCW) was an American professional wrestling promotion which existed from 1988 to 2001. ... Spring Stampede was a professional wrestling pay-per-view from World Championship Wrestling held in the month of April in 1994 and then from 1997 to 2000. ...


Unlike most other arenas of its size, the arena contains little in the way of fixed seating so as to maximize the flexibility of the seating arrangements and of the shape of the playing field. ARENA may refer to either: Nationalist Republican Alliance, a political party in El Salvador. ...


A wide range of high school athletics is played at the Dome, as the stadium features the State High School Championships in Football, Wrestling, 4A Basketball, as well as 4A and 3A Volleyball. It is also well-known for its neon art. The venue became home to the State High School Championships in Football in 2000 after the regular home, the Kingdome, was demolished. The Kingdome, officially known as the King County Domed Stadium, and often referred to as simply The Dome, was owned and operated by King County, Washington. ...


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  • Tacoma Dome
Preceded by
Seattle Center Coliseum
19851994
Home of the
Seattle SuperSonics
19941995
Succeeded by
KeyArena
1995–present

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