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Yakima Valley SunDome Interesting Facts

• Located on the 120 acre campus-like grounds of the Central Washington State Fair in Yakima, Washington

• 85,500 gross square feet, 56,000 usable square feet

• 270 feet in diameter

• Constitutes only second Dome in the world to use a concrete sectional roof design (24 segments), the first being Seattle’s Kingdome

• 90 feet interior height floor to peak

• Over 300 10’ x 10’ exhibit booths

• Two service doors

• Four concession stands, fully operational kitchen

• 8,000 maximum seating for concert events

• 7,000 maximum seating for sporting events

• Full utility services available

• State-of-the-art technical system: sounds/lights

• Parking for 2,000 cars

• Served directly by Yakima Transit System

• One-half mile from I-82, 5 minutes from the Yakima Air Terminal

• Unlimited floor load capacity

• Concrete in Roof: 1,600 c.y.

• Weight of Roof: 6,600,000 lb.

• Total concrete: 6,300 c.y.

• 10 miles electrical conduit within building

• 75,000 concrete masonry blocks for walls

• 900,000 lbs. reinforcing bar

• 38 miles pipe

• RV Park with 200 electrical water hook-ups; two dump stations; full restroom/shower facilities

• Secure

• Types of Events: Trade shows; agricultural exhibits; concerts, circuses and variety shows; horse & livestock shows; auto shows; boat shows; home shows; food & gift shows; holiday shows & festivals; amateur sports events; pro-basketball exhibitions; soccer; volleyball; boxing; symposiums, conventions & seminars; political rallies; wine & food festivals; religious gatherings
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