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  • Global Spectrum Names New Director of Events
    4/22/2015

    Global Spectrum, management for the XFINITY Arena at Everett, has named Ben Rowe to the Director of Events position. 

    Rowe’s duties as the Director of Events include managing the activities and operations for events throughout the facilities including coordinating event budgets, overseeing crowd management, production setup, and contracted vendors, while providing recommendations to clients to seamlessly execute events. 

    A life-long east coast resident, Ben Rowe was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and received his Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science with an option in Sport Management. He began his professional experience with the New Jersey PGA overseeing their events throughout New Jersey. He joined Global Spectrum as an Event Manager at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, where his duties included managing the events for all Philadelphia Flyers (NHL), Philadelphia Soul (AFL), and Villanova Basketball games (NCAA). He also managed major concerts, family and thrill shows at the Wells Fargo Center. 

    “Ben’s knowledge and professional experience will play an essential role in the continued success of our team,” said Global Spectrum’s Rick Comeau, General Manager of the XFINITY Arena at Everett. “XFINITY Arena has long had the reputation of hosting great events and we know that Ben, along with the rest of our team, will continue to carry on that good standing.” 
  • Meet Mata Amritanandamayi, AMMA, one of the world’s most accessible humanitarian and spiritual leaders.
    4/16/2015

    AMMA, known as India’s Hugging Saint, is revered throughout the world for transforming the lives of millions of people one embrace at a time. In the past 40 years, AMMA has physically hugged and comforted over 34 million people. For the first time ever in Snohomish County, AMMA will offer five free public programs at XFINITY Arena from May 30 through June 1. 

    In addition to daily sessions, DEVI BHAVA on June 1 is a special program devoted to World Peace. AMMA will receive guests who have tokens for an embrace, which lasts all night into the next morning. Many stay the entire time to be in the uplifting atmosphere and to enjoy the devotional singing. Guests are advised to arrive by 5:45 pm to receive a token to meet AMMA. Tokens are free and given on a first come, first serve basis. 

    See event page for further information.
  • Hot 103.7 Seattle Announced HOT House Party 2 for First Time at XFINITY Arena
    4/15/2015

    The New HOT 103.7 (KHTP) proudly announces the return of the HOT House Party featuring throwback artists Bel Biv DeVoe, Coolio, Lisa Lisa, Next, Young MC and Rob Base. The June 18th event is the first HOT House Party at XFINITY Arena. 

    Program Director Mike Preston said, “What better way to kick off the summer than the hottest party of the year!” 

    For more information about the HOT House Party concert, visit www.hot1037houseparty.com. Lineup is subject to change without notice.

    Tickets go on sale Friday, April 17 at 10 am.
  • EPFD Announces New Board Members
    3/25/2015

    The Everett Public Facilities District, owners of XFINITY Arena at Everett, announced the appointment of two new Board Members, Secretary Mike Dutton and Board Member Ryan Crowther. They join the long-standing current EPFD Board comprised of President Gary Weikel, Treasurer Thomas Gaffney, and Vice President Lanie McMullin.

    Mike Dutton received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Washington and is currently a financial advisor with D.A. Davidson & Co with 31 years of advising experience. He also brings his diverse experience with positions on other boards including Everett Community College Foundation, Everett Golf and Country Club, Healing the Children, Snohomish County Red Cross, Imagine Children’s Museum, Snohomish County Sports Commission and Dawson Place. 

    Board Member Ryan Crowther graduated from Central Washington University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and PR in 2008. He then began work with the Economic Development Council of Snohomish County and later became Marketing Manager of Economic Alliance Snohomish County. He created Puget PR and Public Affairs in 2012, where he works with an array of regional public and private clients. 

    Crowther’s biggest influence can be seen with the establishment of the Everett Music Initiative, a movement aimed at making Everett a destination for musicians local and abroad. Since its inception, Everett Music Initiative has successfully executed over 75 musical events, welcoming over 20,000 music-goers and $1.5 million in spending to the local economy. In 2014, the inaugural Fisherman's Village Music Festival was created, bringing fans from as far as Kentucky and Canada to downtown Everett.

    XFINITY Arena at Everett was developed and is owned by the Everett Public Facilities District, and is managed by Global Spectrum. The EPFD is a municipal corporation headed by a five member Board of Directors. Board members are appointed by the Mayor of Everett and confirmed by Everett City Council to serve four year terms.
  • Pacific Rim Gymnastics Return in 2016
    3/17/2015

    XFINITY Arena will again play host to more than 300 of the world's best gymnasts when they compete in the 2016 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships at the XFINITY Arena at Everett, April 8-10, 2016. In 2012, Everett hosted the three-day international event that features the top gymnasts from the Pac Rim countries. 

    “The 2012 Pac Rim Championships in Everett was one of the most successful ever held,” said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics.  “The way the local community, civic leaders, facilities and the gymnastics family worked together to stage a great event put Everett at the top of our potential site list when we were awarded the event for 2016.  We are looking forward to a repeat performance next year.”

    The three-day event is expected to feature athletes from more than 14 countries, including Canada, China, Japan, Russia and the United States, competing in men's and women's gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, and trampoline.

    The 2012 Pac Rim medalists included several Olympic medalists:  Gabrielle Douglas of Virginia Beach, Va./Buckeye Gymnastics, Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max, and Jordyn Wieber of DeWitt, Mich./Geddert’s Twistars, 2012 gold medalists in women’s gymnastics; and Rosannagh Maclennan, 2012 gold, and Karen Cockburn, 2008 silver, both of Canada, in trampoline. Olympians who medaled at the Pac Rim Championships in 2012 include:  Jake Dalton of Reno, Nev./Team Hilton HHonors (University of Oklahoma), Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, Calif./Team Hilton HHonors (University of Michigan), men’s gymnastics; Julie Zetlin of the USA and Janine Murray of Australia, rhythmic gymnastics; and Steven Gluckstein and Savannah Vinsant of the USA, Jason Burnett of Canada, Blake Gaudry of Australia, and Victoria Voronina of Russia, trampoline.

    In addition to the Pacific Rim Championships, the Seattle area has held three other major gymnastics events:  the gymnastics competition at the 1990 Goodwill Games was staged in Tacoma, and Seattle was the site for the 1995 American Cup and 1973 women's national championships.

    Tickets will go on sale later this year. The tentative schedule is: April 8 – men’s and rhythmic gymnastics; April 9 – women’s and rhythmic gymnastics; and April 10 – men’s and women’s gymnastics, and trampoline.  For more information, go to usagym.org/events.
    Held every two years, the Pacific Rim Championships traditionally feature gymnasts from Australia, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia, Singapore and the United States. NBC Sports will televise action from the Pacific Rim Championships. Past sites are: 2014, Richmond, B.C., Canada; 2012, Everett, Wash.; 2010, Melbourne, Australia; and 2008, San Jose, Calif.
  • Professional Roughstock Series
    3/13/2015

    The Professional Roughstock Series features the world’s best cowboy athletes alongside handpicked, world-class stock. This family friendly event will leave fans in awe as cowboys compete for eight breathtaking seconds at a time.

    The series showcases three of the most exciting and dangerous rodeo disciplines: Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding and Bull Riding. In Bareback Riding, the cowboy must keep one hand in the rigging and one hand in the air. In Saddle Bronc, the cowboy must keep both feet in the stirrups, one hand on the bronc reign and one hand in the air. In Bull Riding, the cowboy must have one hand in the bull rope and one hand in the air.

    For each of the three disciplines, half of the score comes from the cowboy’s ability to ride well while the other half comes from the bucking performance of the animal. The most successful cowboys anticipate and follow the movements of the animal to perfection.

    Since professional Roughstock Series’ foundation in 2001, it has become one of the fastest growing rodeo sport series. Competition between riders is fiercer than it has ever been which is sure to create an unforgettable show. 


  • Girl Scout Night
    2/24/2015

    For the first time, the XFINITY Arena and the Everett Silvertips are teaming up with the Girl Scouts of Western Washington to support the largest girl-led business in the world. Not only are the Silvertips kicking off the first day of the Girl Scout Cookie Sale, which runs through March 15, but game night attendees will be among the first in western Washington to celebrate the 40th birthday of the Samoas Cookie.

    Seattle’s hottest new County-Rock group, Jones & Fischer, will perform before the game and during both intermissions. Darin Jones (Seattle, WA) and Caleb Fischer (San Antonio, TX) are the two powerhouse front men. They combine Texas with Seattle, and this makes for a fiery new and dynamic sound that is all their own in country music.

    Girl Scouts will be selling cookies throughout the game and media are invited to interview a Girl Scout. When a Girl Scout sells you cookies, she's building a lifetime of skills and confidence. She learns goal setting, decision-making, money management, people skills and business ethics—aspects that are essential to leadership, success and life.


  • Sparta Combat League presents AVM WA
    2/11/2015

    Sparta Combat League takes the epic military rivalry national as they pit elite soldiers against one another for the first time here in Everett. The event will not only feature military rivalries, but will also incorporate professional super bouts. Sparta Combat League will feature up to 12 mixed martial arts fights. A portion of the proceeds will benefit wounded soldiers.

    The impressive card of fighters has been announced for the February 21 event.

    • Jared Torgeson (Moses Lake, WA) vs. Cory Devela (Tacoma, WA)
    • Rob Cann (Tacoma, WA) vs. Eduardo Torres (Yakima, WA)
    • Paul Hoffman (Auburn, WA) vs. Richard Foster (Yakima, WA)
    • Fernando Heredia (Portland, OR) vs. Chris Aparicio (Lake Stevens, WA)
    • Taki Uliulakepa (Tacoma, WA) vs. Adam Walkemeyer (Mineral, WA)
    • Manny Mesa (Auburn, WA) vs. Mason Roe (Kirkland, WA)
    • Alan Gutierrez (Burlington, WA) vs. Ryan Schecterson (North Bend, WA)
    • Josh Reyes (Moses Lake, WA) vs. Mike Brady (Everett, WA)
    • William Miller (Warden, WA) vs. Carl Gaul (Woodinville, WA)  

    *Fight card subject to change

     Based in Colorado, Sparta Combat League has been producing Mixed Martial Arts events since 2012. Through the organization’s events, they are able to not only create entertainment, but also raise donations and awareness for local families and communities in need.

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