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accesso ShoWare Center is committed to the health and safety of our guests and employees. We have worked diligently with state and local health officials to enhance our already strict health, safety and cleanliness measures. These protocols and guidelines will be modified based on evolving standards, public health and governmental directives.

We are excited to welcome you back to accesso ShoWare Center, while addressing important health and safety needs during this time.

For the latest status of our events or information, please check our individual event pages.

VenueShield Promise

VenueShield provides the most advanced hygienic safeguards that serve accesso ShoWare Center's clients, guests, staff, teams, talent and all other visitors. All policies will be aligned with and informed by public health authorities, medical and industry experts. ASM Global has proactively partnered with and will further consult with leading subject matter experts, health officials and industry leaders in the areas of industrial hygiene, sanitization and fulfillment to consult on all facets of the VenueShield program.


Vaccination requirements for every event varies. Please refer to the Event Detail Page of the event you are attending to see if proof of vaccination is required. Requirements are subject to change based on local, state and federal guidelines.


Vaccination Verification Required for Ages 12+ OR Negative PCR Test within 72 Hours of Event*

*As directed by Seattle & King County Public Health Department, beginning Monday, October 25, 2021, all indoor recreational events including professional and collegiate sports, entertainment, performing arts, theatre, and live music will require guests to show proof of vaccination or a negative test.

This directive excludes children ages 11 and under, meaning they will not need to show proof of a negative test.

As of November 3, 2021, children ages 5-11 are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. However, the Local Health Order for verification of vaccination continues to apply to people ages 12 and older in King County. CLICK HERE to view King County Public Health Vaccination Verification Guidelines.

What is considered proof of vaccination in King County:
- A CDC Vaccine Card or Photo of Vaccine Card
- Documentation from medical record / vaccine provider
- Proof of vaccination from another state or country
- Mobile apps from healthcare providers (approved by the WA Department of Health)
- Printed Certificate from
You do not need to show identification with proof of vaccination.

If you are unvaccinated or cannot provide vaccine status, you must show proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test in the last 72 hours. Any type of COVID-19 test administered by a testing provider can be used. Testing providers are required to use FDA-authorized or approved COVID-19 tests. The negative result must be within the past 72 hours.

Rapid tests used without the supervision of a testing provider will NOT be accepted.

(Some examples of types of FDA-approved or authorized include: PCR, TMA, NAAT, molecular, antigen, and lateral flow. This is not an exhaustive list.)

Please refer to for more information.


As of August 23, 2021, masks will be required to be worn at all events held at accesso ShoWare Center per the State of Washington guidelines. Please check the individual event pages for additional policies.


Employees will undergo extensive training as it applies to COVID standards. accesso ShoWare Center has implemented a program which calls for enhancements in our cleaning and building maintenance operations. The Program is dedicated to continuous staff training, targeted cleaning standards for event and non-event days, use of the most effective products, equipment and technology in the market and focused facility maintenance plans.


Physical distancing of at least 6 feet is encouraged whenever possible.


Fans MUST NOT come to the Arena if they have COVID-19, COVID-19 symptoms, or know they've been exposed to COVID-19.


accesso ShoWare Center will be discontinuing the use of the exterior smoking section and guests will no longer be permitted to leave the building and re-enter to smoke.


Fans may carry only the following style and size bag, package, or container into the arena or when approaching queue lines:

Clear Bags
Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″. One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags (Ziploc bag or similar). Clear backpacks within the dimensions and have no more than 2 pockets.

Small clutch bags, that do not exceed 4″.5 x 6.5″, with or without a handle or strap, may be carried into the arena along with one of the clear bag options.

Exceptions will be made for medically necessary items or single compartment diaper bags (with a child present).


Fans will now use walkthrough metal detectors to get through security. This is to make entry to the venue quicker while maximizing security and minimizing touch points for staff and fans.


accesso ShoWare Center has transitioned to a cashless transaction arena ensuring contactless options at the box office for food and beverage. Credit card transactions only. Cash will no longer be accepted.


Motion censored sinks, soap dispensers, and toilets have been installed in all restrooms for your safety and convenience.


Touch-free hand sanitizer stations are available for all fans throughout the arena.

Click here for CDC guidelines and updates.

Click here for local King County guidelines and updates.

Click here for Washington State guidelines and updates.

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