Gov. Jay Inslee announced Wednesday a ban on gatherings and events of more than 250 people in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties in an effort to try to contain the coronavirus outbreak.
The ban would run through the month of March and could be extended, leading to several public events to be canceled or postponed.
Below is a list of events and KIRO 7 will be updating it as they come in.
- The Everett Silvertips game against the Victoria Royals at Angels of the Winds Arena has been canceled. The WHL announced on March 12 that there will be a pause on the season.
- Seattle Thunderbirds games and Tacoma Stars matches scheduled in March have been canceled.
- The XFL announced on March 12 that the league will not be playing its regular season games. This comes a day after the Seattle Dragons announced it would play the March 15 game against the LA Wildcats without fans in attendance at CenturyLink Field.
- The Seattle Sounders announced on March 12 that it is suspending the 2020 season for 30 days. This comes a day after the team postponed their March 21 home match on against FC Dallas.
- Tacoma Defiance announced March 12 that it was suspending the 2020 season for a minimum of 30 days. The USL Championship match on March 11was closed to the public and the club’s March 22 game is set to be rescheduled.
- The Seattle Mariners were scheduled to open the 2020 regular season on March 26 at home but on March 12 Major League Baseball announced it was delaying Opening Day by at least two weeks. Also, forthcoming Spring Training games have been canceled.
- Monster Energy Supercross at CenturyLink Field on March 28 has been canceled. Fans can click here for refund information.
- University of Washington athletics announced all home athletic events will be restricted to competing student-athletes, coaches and essential working personnel only, which includes credentialed media members, until further notice. In addition, student-athletes’ families and recruits will be permitted to attend home events.
- NCAA President Mark Emmert announced on March 12 that both the men’s and women’s NCAA basketball tournaments are canceled. This comes a day after it was announced that games will be played without fans. The first and second round games of the tournament was set to start next week and one of the sites is the Spokane Arena. The Power 5 leagues (ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, SEC and Pac-12) canceled their men’s basketball conference tournaments on March 12.
- Third Eye Blind announced it canceled its March 11 concert at the Showbox after Gov. Inslee announced the ban.
- Seattle Theater Group announced the March 11 Patti Smith performance at the Paramount has been postponed.
- Dorian Electra’s show at The Crocodile for March 12 has been postponed.
- Nghtmre’s tour was scheduled to make a stop Saturday at the Tacoma Dome but it has been postponed. (March 14)
- Brantley Gilbert’s Tacoma Dome show on March 21 has been postponed.
- Seattle’s Jazz Alley will be will be closed for the remainder of the month. Click here for which performances have been canceled or rescheduled.
- The Seattle Theatre Group said several shows and performances at the Paramount, Neptune and Moore theaters have either been postponed or canceled. Click here for the organization’s events page.
- The Seattle Symphony and other performances at Benaroya Hall are canceled or postponed.
- Emerald City Comic Con is postponed until summer 2020. It was scheduled for mid-March in Seattle and on March 13, they announced it would return August 21-23.
- The Port of Seattle canceled the April 1 and April 5 planned sailings of the Seattle 2020 cruise season.
- The 5th Avenue Theatre announced performances of Sister Act will not go on as scheduled.
- Kin On postponed their gala that was scheduled for March 14 to Sept 20.
- The Bacon Eggs & Kegs for March 14 has been postponed.
- The March 14 St. Patrick’s Day parade in downtown Seattle is canceled.
- The March 15 St. Patrick’s Day Dash will not be held.
- Irish Festival Seattle, which is part of Irish Week 2020, has been canceled.
- Microsoft announced its MVP Global Summit that was scheduled for March 16-19 will be held as an online-only/virtual event.
- The Symphony Tacoma canceled the March 21 performance of Ludwig AND Beethoven.
- Taste Washington, which was scheduled for March 19-22, has been canceled.
- The March 21-22 Tacoma Wedding Expo has been postponed.
- Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) announced on Thursday (March 12) that it will postpone the upcoming State Drama Festival and state Dance/Drill Championships until further notice.
- The Washington Educator Career Fair on March 25 has been postponed.
- Ignite Worldwide postponed its March 28 Gala and rescheduled it for June 13.
- Friends of the Seattle Public Library book sale has been rescheduled for May 8–10.
- Pacific Northwest Ballet announced it is canceling its performances of ONE THOUSAND PIECES and Beauty and the Beast.
- The Washington State Fair canceled all events through the end of March.
- The American Lung Association Lung has postponed all local events and in-person meetings nationwide through April 30, including the LUNG FORCE Walk Seattle Kickoff Party at Elsom Cellars scheduled for March 25.
- The YWCA announced the Everett Inspire Luncheon scheduled for April 16 has been canceled.
- The Goodtimes Gala that was scheduled for April 25 will go from an in-person event to a virtual/online.
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