SBJ/November 24 - 30, 2003/Facilities
Washington city opens home for junior hockey league team
Published November 24, 2003
Everett Events Center cost a projected $71.5 million and is 100 percent publicly financed.
Everett (Wash.) Events Center is the first sports venue connected to the state of Washington's 1999 legislation that promised a sales tax rebate of 1¼30th of 1 percent to any town that built a public assembly facility costing more than $10 million that was under construction by January 2003.
The city expects to receive approximately $20 million in sales tax rebates over the next 25 years.
The Western Hockey League Everett Silvertips, an expansion team in the Canadian-based junior hockey league, signed a 10-year lease with three five-year options to play in the new arena. The team receives 15 percent of food and beverage sales and 85 percent of ticket revenue for its home games. The Everett Public Facilities District retains the remaining revenue, including a ticket surcharge on each ticket sold.
Sports Facilities Marketing Group is handling the sale of naming rights to the venue. First-year revenue from premium seating — which is retained by the district — may be lower than projected, according to city officials, as only 12 of the arena's 20 suites and 150 of its 761 club seats had been sold through mid-November. City officials declined to specify what they had projected.
Major corporate partners include Northwest Plus Credit Union, Pepsi and Alfy's Pizza. Crown Distributing, the local Anheuser-Busch Cos. distributor, is also a major partner, holding naming rights to the Budweiser Gametime Terrace and controlling 75 percent of the taps in the arena.
The facility is located just eight blocks north of Everett Memorial Stadium, home of the Northwest League Everett AquaSox. It also includes a second ice rink, which will be used mostly for public skating, as well as a 12,000-square-foot ballroom and 50,000 square feet of meeting space.
Everett is located 30 miles north of Seattle in Snohomish County (population: 610,000), which, prior to the opening, was one of the largest counties in the country without an arena, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.
Everett Events Center
City: Everett, Wash.
Tenant: WHL Everett Silvertips
Owner/operator: Everett Public Facilities District/Global Spectrum
Architect and general contractor: LMN Architects, PBK Architects, PCL Construction Group (design-build group)
No. of seats: 8,280
No. of suites (price range per year): 20 ($30,000-$40,000)
No. of club seats (price range per year): 761 ($950-$1,250)
Projected cost: $71.5 million
Funding: 100 percent public. Bonds secured through $15.73 million in state sales taxes; $54.34 million from projected net operating revenue from the facility; and $1.43 million from an existing hotel/motel tax.
Pouring rights: Pepsi
Scoreboard provider: Daktronics
Ice provider: Commercial Refrigeration Inc.
Seat provider: Irwin Seating Co.
First game: Oct. 4 vs. Prince George Cougars
EVERETT EVENTS CENTER
SUBCONTRACTORS AND CONSULTANTS
|Affordable Abatement Inc.||Abatement|
|Atlas Anchor Systems USA Co.||Roof anchor|
|Atlas Construction Specialties Inc.||Geofoam fill|
|Audio Acoustics Inc.||Acoustical ceilings|
|Automatic Door and Gate Co.||Sliding gate|
|Automatic Entries Inc.||Auto door operators|
|Bargreen Ellingson Inc.||Food service equipment|
|Bethlehem Construction Inc.||Precast|
|Botesch, Nash & Hall||Architectural consultant|
|Canron Construction Corp.||Structural steel|
|Cascadia Sports Systems Inc.||Dasherboards|
|City Transfer Inc.||Earthwork|
|Clearcreek Contractors Inc.||Underground storage tank removal|
|Contract Hardware Inc.||Doors and hardware|
|Corsair Display Systems Inc.||Food carts|
|Cressy Door Co.||Sliding grilles|
|Custom Concrete Casting Corp.||Precast|
|D.S. Purcell Painting Inc.||Painting|
|Deeny Construction Co.||Site utilities|
|Division Seven Waterproofing||Waterproofing|
|Engineered Products Inc.||Metal lockers|
|Erection Co.||Steel erection|
|Fire Systems West Inc.||Fire protection|
|Forest (division of PCL Construction Group)||Pre-engineered building|
|Foster-Bray Inc.||Toilet partitions|
|FSA Design||Food service consultant|
|George Third & Son||Miscellaneous metal and stairs|
|Glacier Northwest||Concrete supplier|
|Goldfinch Brothers Inc.||Glass railings|
|Haight Roofing Co.||Roofing|
|Hermanson Co. LLP||Mechanical|
|Hough Beck & Baird Inc.||Landscape consultant|
|Jobsite Stud Welding||Welding|
|Kenco Construction Inc.||Preformed siding|
|Kentucky Metal Products Co.||Wire mesh|
|Larusso Concrete Co.||Concrete finishing|
|Magnusson Klemencic Associates Inc.||Structural, civil consultant|
|Malcolm Drilling Co.||Shoring|
|Merwin Building Services Inc.||Final cleaning|
|Michael Yantis||Acoustical consultant|
|Mountain View Specialties||Display case|
|P&G Landscaping Inc.||Landscaping|
|Pace Material Handling Inc.||Loading dock equipment|
|Pacific Construction Systems Inc.||Drywall|
|Pacific Modular Inc.||Carpet|
|Patent Construction Systems||Formwork|
|Pielow Fair Associates||Code consultant|
|Powers West||Metal decking|
|PTC Inc.||Post tensioning reinforcement|
|Puget Sound Steel Co.||Rebar|
|R.W. Rhine Inc.||Demolition|
|Recycle Systems LLC||Trash compactor|
|Salinas Construction Inc.||Sidewalks|
|Shannon & Wilson Inc.||Geotechnical consultant|
|Skyline Tile and Marble Inc.||Ceramic tile|
|Stephens Enterprises||Glazing, curtainwall|
|Super Floors Inc.||Resilient flooring|
|Surgent Inc.||Doors and hardware|
|Tilco Vanguard Inc.||Pavement striping|
|United Professional Inc.||Caulking|
|Western Hardwoods Inc.||Skate flooring|
|Western Tile & Marble||Granite stairs|
|Zesbaugh Inc.||Overhead doors|
|Sources: Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal research, Everett Public Facilities District|