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Great Venue Between Seattle & Tacoma

The Kent accesso ShoWare Center is a venue with a capacity of 6500. The seats are mush more... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kent, Washington
Decent Venue

This venue is centrally located in Kent - a couple miles from I-5 and a mile or so from 2 exits on... read more

Reviewed January 28, 2019
Kent, Washington
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625 W James St, Kent, WA 98032-4406
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were give a Groupon for Tickets in Section 105/115 (Which is right next to the side stage. We sat there before and liked to so were really excited. However, when we got there the box office gave us tickets in section 102 (THE FURTHEST...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Kent accesso ShoWare Center is a venue with a capacity of 6500. The seats are mush more comfortable than most venues in the Puget Sound area, and there is great visibility from most seats. The food options are good for large events. Much more...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 28, 2019

This venue is centrally located in Kent - a couple miles from I-5 and a mile or so from 2 exits on 167. There is plenty of parking, and is just across the street from a huge (former) Park & Ride lot that holds 1000's...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Fatso928
Reviewed January 6, 2019

Great venue for a great event-hockey! Access was easy as was parking. Very easy to exit after the game. The facility was clean and a pleasure to visit. We will return!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank denbomr
Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

Had a great evening parking was easy in the garage just across the street. If I was earlier I could have found parking at the center... plenty of food/drink options clean environment... plus plenty of nightlife across the street after at the Kent station!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank proctersposse1979
Reviewed December 20, 2018

We love hockey so we bought tickets to go and see the Thunderbirds play at ShoWare Center. Growing up on the east coast, I had low expectations of how the rink would be and made everyone bring gloves, heavy coats, etc. Instead, we got there...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank misopiso88
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Just across the street from Kent Station, this arena is very convenient. We were there for a concert this Fall and had no issues with parking or the seats. Sound was good also.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AdventureMama3
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Went to my first hockey game at ShoWare Center. Parking lot was close and had easy access. The line to get in moved rather quickly and finding my way around was a breeze. Sections, etc are well marked. It's a great place to watch hockey....More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank geribug1
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Great fun to watch hockey (Our own Thunderbirds now Chapions).The staff are always ready to help but don't allow any rowdiness so you can hoot and holler, or boo and hiss all you want. Great for kids because of this. The refreshments are generous and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rd3cornish
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Attended funeral for Kent police officer killed in the line of duty. Had to spend the day before and most of the day of the service at the venue due to husband's honor guard duties. All those hours at the center allowed us to witness...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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February 20, 2019|
Response from AdventureMama3 | Reviewed this property |
I like section 105 for a close up stage view. Around row 10 is best. Some of the view preferences are personal opinion. The venue is good for concerts and nowhere is a terrible seat...except maybe floor seats. I hate... More
November 3, 2018|
Response from ClintonUSA | Reviewed this property |
Yes you should wear warm clothes
November 3, 2018|
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Response from geribug1 | Reviewed this property |
I expected it to be cold so I wore a sweater under my jacket. I ended up taking both off before long.