Title 22

STADIUM*

 

UPDATED: March 30, 2022

 

*Reviser's note: The King County Domed Stadium, or Kingdome, was demolished March 26, 2000.

 

Chapters:

22.04 NAME

22.08 RENTAL CONTRACTS

22.12 FEES FOR PARKING AND PUBLIC TOURS

22.16 STADIUM ADVISORY BOARD

 

22.04 NAME

 

Sections:

22.04.010 Designated.

22.04.020 Trademark ‑ Substitution.

 

22.04.010 Designated. The multipurpose public stadium specified in King County Resolution No. 34567 is named King County Stadium. (Ord. 2483 1, 1975).

 

22.04.020 Trademark ‑ Substitution. For purposes of management, conduct of business, and official public reference, the name Kingdome shall be interchangeable with and a substitute for King County Stadium at the discretion and direction of the county executive. (Ord. 2483 2, 1975).

 

22.08 RENTAL CONTRACTS

 

Sections:

22.08.010 Authorization to negotiate and enter into contracts.

 

22.08.010 Authorization to negotiate and enter into contracts. Except as otherwise provided in this section or Section 2.16.160 of this code, the county executive or the director of the department of stadium administration, if designated by the county executive, is authorized on behalf of the county to negotiate and enter into contracts for the rental of the King County domed stadium and/or its related facilities, including, but not limited to its meeting rooms, restaurants, locker rooms, and parking lots, on such rental rates, terms, and conditions as adequately protect the public interest and reasonably reflect existing market conditions; provided, however, that the rental rates charged tenants for the use of the arena level of the King County domed stadium shall be not less than two thousand five hundred dollars per day. The following rental agreements are subject to approval by the county council by ordinance:

A. Rental agreements with major league professional football, baseball, and soccer franchises; provided, that rental agreements for league-sanctioned special sports events shall be governed by the minimum rental schedule and shall not require approval of the county council. League-sanctioned special sports events include, but are not limited to, such events as the All‑Star Game, divisional playoffs, and the World Series for baseball; the Pro Bowl, conference playoffs, and the Super Bowl for football; and championship playoff games for soccer;

B. Rental agreements for a term in excess of one year. (Ord. 11132 1. 1993: Ord. 2556 2, 1975).

 

22.12 FEES FOR PARKING AND PUBLIC TOURS

 

Sections:

22.12.010 Intent.

22.12.030 Parking and public tour fees.

 

22.12.010 Intent. It is the intent of the King County council to provide the King County executive the authority to set market rates for parking and public tours at the Kingdome. (Ord. 12689 1, 1997: Ord 7017 1, 1984).

 

22.12.030 Parking and public tour fees. The King County executive is hereby authorized to establish market parking and public tour rates at the Kingdome. (Ord. 12689 3, 1997).

 

22.16 STADIUM ADVISORY BOARD

 

Sections:

22.16.010 Intent.

22.16.020 Responsibilities.

22.16.030 Membership.

22.16.040 Operating authority.

 

22.16.010 Intent. It is the intent of the King County council to create a Stadium Advisory Board to provide a mechanism by which King County citizens may provide opinions and suggestions concerning the operation and maintenance of the King County stadium (Kingdome) to the King County executive, stadium management, and the King County council. (Ord. 8034 1, 1987).

 

22.16.020 Responsibilities. The Stadium Advisory Board is hereby designated the following responsibilities:

A. Ensure that the King County stadium (Kingdome) is maintained as a first-class public facility.

B. Participate in the development of long-term goals for the stadium.

C. Monitor the financial operation of the facility to ensure that its status as a financially self-supporting public facility is maintained.

D. Monitor and ensure the implementation of sound marketing and promotional program.

E. Ensure the implementation of a first-class concession and catering operation.

F. The board is authorized and encouraged to communicate directly with the King County executive, the King County council, and the director of the department of stadium administration. (Ord. 8034 2. 1987).

 

22.16.030 Membership. The Stadium Advisory Board shall consist of nine (9) members. Appointments and terms shall be as follows:

A. Five (5) members shall be appointed at-large by the King County executive.

B. Four (4) members shall be appointed by the King County executive from a list of candidates compiled by the King County council.

C. Appointments shall be for three year terms except original appointments which shall be staggered in accordance with K.C.C. 2.28. All appointments shall be subject to confirmation by a majority of the King County council. All terms shall expire on September 30th of the last year of the respective term.

D. Appointments shall be representative of the county population(s) and have interest, experience and a demonstrated commitment in the area of sporting and entertainment events. Appointment shall be made without regard to discrimination based on color, race, religion, gender, sexual preference and/or disability.

E. There shall be no fee required for membership, nor shall any member receive any financial remuneration for their services.

F. Members shall be eligible for reappointment to one additional term, for a period not to exceed a total of six years.

G. Vacancies shall be filled by appointment of the King County executive. (Ord. 8476, 1988: Ord. 8034 3, 1987).

 

22.16.040 Operating authority. The Stadium Advisory Board is hereby designated the line responsibility of the department of stadium administration. Direct operating authority and responsibilities concerning the Stadium Advisory Board rests with the department. (Ord. 8034 4, 1987).