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Washington State liquor laws prohibit guests from bringing alcoholic beverages into the SunDome. The only alcohol permitted on the premises must be purchased and/or dispensed by authorized servers. Guests who appear to be under the age of 40 will be required to show approved identification. Alcohol will not be served to any one who shows signs of intoxication.

The following are the forms of non-expired identification are acceptable to verify a person's age for the purpose of selling, serving, or allowing a person to possess or consume alcohol at the Yakima Valley SunDome; Driver's license, instruction permit, or identification card of any state in the United States or province of Canada; armed forces identification card issued to active duty, reserve, and retired personnel and the personnel's dependents; Passport, Merchant Marine identification card issued by the United States Coast Guard and some tribal nation ID cards approved by the Washington State Liquor Control Board.

No guest will be served more than two alcoholic beverages per transaction. Alcohol beverage sales will be cut off at designated times during concerts and other events. Guests passing alcohol to minors will be ejected and subject to arrest.
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Americans With Disabilities

If you have a special need in regards to seating, please contact the SunDome Ticket Office directly at (509) 248-7160 ext. 121.

* Accessible Seating:  Contact the Yakima Valley SunDome Box Office directly if you require wheelchair accessible seating for a reserved seating event. (509) 248.7160 ext. 121. Accessible seating is available on a first purchase basis.
* Assisted Listening Devices:  Assisted Listening Devices are available upon request from the Ticket Office. A Photo ID is required as collateral until device is returned.
* Sign Interpreters:  Sign Interpreters are available upon request. Interpreters must be requested two weeks prior to the event. To request a sign interpreter, please call (509) 248-7160 ext. 111.
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Animals are not permitted in the SunDome.
* Exceptions include guide, sign, and signal dogs to aide patrons with disabilities.
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For your convenience, there are ATMs located outside the south entrance of the SunDome, as well as inside the SunDome’s southwest & northwest corners. The Ticket Office and some Concession Stands have the ability to take credit cards.
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Accepted Forms of Payment

Box Office:  Accepted forms of payment are cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard & Discover. Checks are only accepted up until 10 business days before the event.

Concessions Stands:  All concessions stands accept cash. Only the southwest concession stand accepts credit/debit cards. Concession Stands do not accept checks.
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Baby Changing Facilities

Baby changing stations are located in every restroom at the SunDome.
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Backstage Passes

The Yakima Valley SunDome does not issue backstage passes. Procedures for giveaways are collectively established by SunDome facility lessees.
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Bag Search Policy

The SunDome prohibits cans, bottles, containers, coolers, food and beverages from being brought into the SunDome. All bags are subject to search upon entry. Prohibited items should be disposed of in trash containers or returned to one’s vehicle. For specific event information, please call the SunDome office at (509) 248-7160.
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Helium Balloons of any kind are not allowed inside of the SunDome.
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Bottles & Cans

No outside beverages are permitted in the SunDome and no cans are permitted.  Exceptions may be granted for baby formula, baby bottles, baby food, medication or other special health related needs.
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Box Office Hours

Regular Box Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 11:00am - 5:00pm

Hours may vary depending on the SunDome event or during the Central Washington State Fair observed Holidays. Box Office opens early for major event ticket sales.
To order by phone, you must call TicketsWest at (800) 325-7328 or go online to www.ticketswest.com. For general questions you may call the Box Office directly at (509) 248-7160 ext. 121.
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Catering Services

Catering Services are provided by State Fair Park.   Please contact Donna Moultray, State Fair Park Catering Manager, at (509)248-7160 for assistance with any and all catering needs.
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Cameras & Recording Devices

The permitted use of cameras varies by event. Cameras with professional lenses and attachments are prohibited from the SunDome. Recording devices, both audio and visual, are not permitted within the area.
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For most events at the SunDome, children 2 & under are free and do not require a ticket if they sit on your lap. However, they cannot occupy a seat and must remain on a ticket holder's lap. Some shows do require a ticket for children under the age of 2. Call the Ticket Office for event information.
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State Fair Park manages several fixed and portable concession stands at the SunDome. These stands feature traditional favorites such as hot dogs, soda and popcorn. In addition to these favorites, there are specialty items such as nachos, wrap sandwiches and a local favorite Dome Burger. The SunDome is partnered with Pizza Hut and Baskin Robbins to bring you the very best pizza and ice cream. We are proud to offer Coke products and Talking Rain Water.
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Contact Information

The Yakima Valley SunDome is located in the City of Yakima, center plate of the Central Washington State Fairgrounds.
Physical and Mailing Address:
1301 S. Fair Avenue
Yakima, WA 98901.
Phone:  (509) 248-7160
Fax:  (509) 248-8093
Group Sales, Special Needs or Event Questions:  Ext. 121 or email tickets@fairfun.com.
For information about upcoming events, check out the Events Calendar on this website or call (509) 248-7160.
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Directions to the Yakima Valley SunDome

From Seattle: East on I-90 take the I-82 South exit at Ellensburg to Yakima. In Yakima take Exit #33A West. Follow signs to the SunDome.

From Spokane: West on I-90 take the I-82 South exit at Ellensburg to Yakima. In Yakima take Exit #33A West. Follow signs to the SunDome.

From Portland: East on I-84. Take SR 97 North to I-82. On I-82 travel North to Yakima. In Yakima take Exit #34 West. Follow signs to the SunDome.

From the Tri-Cities: West on I-82 towards Prosser/Yakima. In Yakima take Exit #34 West. Follow signs to the SunDome.
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Doors / Opening Times

Doors at the SunDome open one hour before most events.   Guests are encouraged to arrive early for easy access to seats and services.
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Applications for employment with the State Fair Park / Yakima Valley SunDome are available business hours at the Deccio Administration Building, southwest of the SunDome. Refer to the website employment section for currently open positions.
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Firearms / Weapons Policy

No persons are permitted to bring weapons of any kind into the Dome with the exceptions of local, state and federal law enforcement officials. Concealed weapon permits are not valid in public assembly areas. Anyone with a weapon will be instructed to return to their vehicle or make other arrangements. Weapons will not be checked into the security office.
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First Aid

Trained medical personnel are on staff for most SunDome events and are available to patrons needing assistance.
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Food & Beverage Policy

Outside food and beverages are not permitted at any time. Exceptions may be granted for baby formula, baby bottles, baby food, medication, or other special health related needs.
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Giveaways / Promotions

Procedures for giveaways are collectively established by SunDome facility lessees.
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Items Not Allowed

The following items are not permitted in the SunDome:
· Bottles or cans
· Food or drink
· Coolers
· Frisbees and beach balls
· Laser pointers
· Any noise making devices
· Fireworks
· Illegal drugs and alcohol
· Weapons and dangerous devices of any type
· Backpacks
· Selfie Sticks
· No Pets - Service Animals Only 
CWFA bans the use of all remotely controlled devises, such as aircrafts, cars, etc.
  1. No remotely controlled aircraft or ground vehicle devices are authorized to operate on, above or below CWFA property at any time without the express written consent of the Central Washington Fair Association or the proper law enforcement authority.
  2. This procedure includes, but is not limited to, unmanned aircraft systems, radio controlled model aircraft, other devices that can be operated in airspace and remote controlled cars/ground vehicles.
  3. Possession or operation of such remotely controlled aircraft or ground vehicle devices without prior written consent will result in the confiscation of all related materials, removal from the CWFA property, and/or a response from law enforcement authority.
  4. CWFA will notify the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), and/or any law enforcement authority deemed necessary of any incidents involving airborne aircraft or any other authorized remote controlled ground based vehicles.
  5. Events requiring the use of any such prohibited items listed above must receive a prior written notification of approval from CWFA or the proper law enforcement authority. Any and all entities requesting to utilize a remotely controlled device must sign the appropriate documentation prior to bringing any such equipment on to, above, or below CWFA property.
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Lost & Found

All lost and found items are kept in the Box Office. Any items found before, during, and after an event should be returned to the Box Office. Items will be held for no longer than 90 days.
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Noise Makers

Noisemakers of any kind (horns, whistles, etc.) are not allowed in the SunDome. Noise-making items found in the Dome are subject to confiscation.
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The paging of Guests in the SunDome is not permitted.
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The SunDome does charge for parking on our grounds for most events. Please refer to the event information pages for specific event information. Parking for those with disabilities is limited but available in our lots on a first come, first serve basis.
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Patron Appearance

Patrons entering the Dome must be properly attired with shoes and shirt. The items must be worn at all times in the facility. Gang attire not permitted.
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Re-Entry Policy

Exiting and re-entering the building with the same ticket is not permitted. Exceptions are only made in the case of medical situations and emergencies. Guests with medical emergencies who want to leave and the return should be directed to the ticket takers at the main entrance where the attendant will issue a special pass for re-entry.
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* Disorderly Conduct: Patrons who fail to abide by Dome policies, state and federal law are subject to ejection from the facility. Any patron who is violating Dome policy will be asked to correct their behavior, if they fail to do so in a timely fashion ejection will occur. Individuals who have been ejected must vacate Dome property or be subject to arrest on trespassing charges.

* Ejections: Any guests that are ejected are no longer welcome at the SunDome for that night. Any attempts at reentry could result in arrest for trespassing. All ejected patrons must vacate Dome property.

* Intoxication: Intoxicated patrons are not to be admitted into the SunDome at any time. Intoxicated patrons are subject to ejection from the event.

* Projectiles: The throwing of projectiles in the Dome will not be tolerated. Offenders will be warned and are then subject to ejection from the SunDome.
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Smoking Area

The SunDome is a smoke-free and vapor-free facility. Smoking & vaping is permitted only inside the designated smoking lounges usually located outside on the east-side of the SunDome.
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SunDome Insider's Club

SunDome Insider is a free email service offered to our customers. The service includes notification via e-mail of all concerts and special events and when they go on sale. SunDome Insider members occasionally have the ability to purchase tickets through exclusive internet pre-sales before they go on-sale to the general public for select events and exclusive ticket discounts for select events. To register for SunDome Insiders, visit SunDome Insiders.
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Tailgate Parties

Tailgate parties are not permitted in the SunDome parking lots.
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Ticket Sales

The Yakima Valley SunDome ticket partner is TicketsWest. Tickets are available at the Yakima Valley SunDome Box Office, at all TicketsWest outlets, online at www.ticketswest.com & charge-by-phone at (800) 325-SEAT (7328).
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