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A Guide to Everett’s Comcast Arena

April 16, 2011 12:19 PM

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From professional ice skaters, to hockey (the Everett Silver Tips) to lacrosse (the Washington Stealth) to Charlie Sheen, Elmo, and Sugarland, there’s something for everyone happening at Comcast Arena.

How to get there:
From the north or south, I-5 will get you right into Everett, which is about 30 miles north of Seattle.
From the east side, taking US 2 West to I-5 south will get to to Everett.

There are lots of free parking spaces within a short walk of the arena. Make sure to notice if there is a time limit posted, however. The Hewitt Avenue Parking lot, directly across from the Conference Center, occasionally has parking for events. Check to see if it’s available.

Tickets:

The nice thing about Comcast Arena is their own box office, with no service fees. You can call and order your tickets over the phone, 866.332.8499, and pick them up at will call.

Special Dinner Packages:
Check the Comcast Arena website http://www.comcastarenaeverett.com before you buy your tickets, to see if there is a VIP Dinner Package with your show. For example, for The Avett Brothers Concert on July 15, there’s a whole down home southern dinner planned – with fried chicken, biscuits and gravy, salad, pie and cake, and unlimited Pabst Blue Ribbon. All for only $85, and that includes your concert ticket and a parking pass. The dinner is served in the conference center right next to the arena, so you’ll get to the show on time. Call 425.322.2629 to check on the concert you’re thinking about. The menu changes for each artist, so you will never get the same meal twice.

Local Eateries:
Want to stop someplace before or after your event? There’s a good variety of food choices:

Anthony’s Woodfire Grill
1722 West Marine View Drive
Everett, WA 98201
425.258.4000

Part of the Anthony’s family, the Woodfire Grill has an applewood-burning oven, and rotisserie for the perfect seafood, steaks, and burgers. With outdoor summer seating right on the water, you can relax and enjoy a great meal before the show, or a cocktail in the lounge afterwards. The lounge is open until 12:30am on Friday and Saturday nights.

Prohibition Grille
1414 Hewitt Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
425.258.6100
http://www.prohibitiongrille.com

This new spot won 2010’s Crown in Town award for best restaurant in Everett. With live jazz and blues, they pride themselves on great barbecue, ribs and southern cuisine. Open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, they also feature Rishi’s Egypt belly dancing troupe on certain nights.

Where to Stay:

Inn at Port Gardner
1700 West Marine Drive
Everett, WA 98201
888.252.6779
http://www.innatportgardner.com

An award-winning Everett boutique hotel, the Inn has 33 rooms, some with fireplaces. With marine views, complimentary in-room continental breakfast, and free high speed internet, this is a great place to relax for the weekend. Ask about the special getaway packages, and the military and government per diem.

Holiday Inn Downtown Everett
3105 Pine Street
Everett, WA 98201
425.339.2000
http://www.holidayinn.com

This newer Holiday Inn has a full service exercise room, and indoor pool and hot tub. The Pine Street lounge is available to make you a cocktail, and a complimentary shuttle can take you to the Comcast arena so you don’t miss your event.

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