Dome marks 35 years with renovation plans


The Tacoma Dome celebrates 35 years of world-class entertainment and events this month. The iconic venue has hosted more than 25 million people at thousands of events including the music industry’s top touring artists, championship athletic events, annual consumer shows, and community gatherings since it opened in April 1983.

During its 35th year, the Dome will be enhanced as a 21st century venue with $30 million in capital improvements focused on improving the fan experience. Beginning in June, all seating throughout the venue will be replaced with modern telescopic seating providing greater comfort for guests and quicker turnaround between events. Additional restrooms will be added and some existing restrooms will be upgraded. Safety and security enhancements will be made throughout the venue. Upgrades to food and beverage hospitality will also be announced.

Owned by the City of Tacoma, the Dome is the largest indoor arena in Washington attracting more than 600,000 people each year with its diverse lineup of events.

Upcoming events include Tacoma Guitar Festival on April 21-22, Shania Twain on May 3, Chris Young on May 19, Maroon 5 on May 30, and Justin Timberlake on Nov. 12-13.

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