(ISN) – KENT, – ShoWare Center in Kent, managed by SMG, is quickly approaching its two millionth guest to come through the doors since the arena opened in January, 2009. Depending upon exact attendance numbers over the next few events, the venue’s expectation is that the two millionth guest will be welcomed some time between the last few performances of Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate, which opens this Wednesday, and the two Seattle Thunderbirds hockey games that immediately follow on Friday, November 21, and Saturday, November 22.
The lucky two millionth guest will receive two tickets to every event, including all Thunderbirds home hockey games, for a full calendar year, $100 SAVOR gift certificate to be used on concessions when they attend future events, private behind- the-scenes tour of the ShoWare Center in Kent, an upgrade to a FREE suite for an upcoming event, 7-night stay at any Endless Vacation Rentals property in the world courtesy of Worldmark by Wyndham and more prizes to be announced. If the two millionth guest is welcomed at one of the Seattle Thunderbirds games, the winner will also be recognized on the big screen and participate in the ceremonial ‘puck drop’ to start that game.
“We are excited to be welcoming the arena’s two millionth guest,” said ShoWare Center’s General Manager, Tim Higgins. “Our entire staff takes great pride in the reputation ShoWare Center has established in the region as the premier sports and entertainment venue. We look forward to the future and our next two millionth guest.”
Since opening the doors in 2009, ShoWare Center in Kent has hosted 222 Thunderbirds hockey games, 50 concerts including the world’s top touring talent like Florida Georgia Line, Kelly Clarkson, Barry Manilow, Toby Mac, Rise Against, Chris Tomlin and many more, 176 family shows including Harlem Globetrotters and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, 68 high school and college graduations, more than 100 local high school basketball games, nationally televised Skate America competition, and countless other community and charitable events.
Michael Hardy from Mill Creek was welcomed as the one millionth ShoWare Center guest on November 18, 2011.
ShoWare Center North America’s first LEED® Gold arena, the ShoWare Center, located in downtown Kent, is a 6,000 seat multipurpose sports & entertainment venue. Home to the WHL’s Seattle Thunderbirds Hockey, the ShoWare Center has opened its doors for a wide variety of concerts, family shows, corporate events, tradeshows and other sporting events. Guests traveling from all throughout the Puget Sound region have enjoyed complimentary parking since the venue’s opening in 2009. ShoWare Center’s exclusive in-house food & beverage provider SAVOR… Catering by SMG provides fine-dining food selections with exceptional service to ensure a successful and memorable event for all our guests.