Tacoma Dome Facelift

The 33-year-old Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., has been approved for a $21.3 million renovation by Mayor Marilyn Strickland and the Tacoma City Council.

– Tacoma Dome

The city-owned facility will be revitalized with new seating, exterior beautification, renovated restrooms, modernization of backstage areas and upgrades to loading docks and security systems, according to a statement.

“The Tacoma Dome is an icon, a ‘must-play’ venue hosting world-class events for more than 33 years,” said Kim Bedier, the city’s director of venues and events. “We are looking forward to this exciting transformation and setting the stage for the dome’s continuing legacy as the premier arena for the live entertainment in this region.”

Renovations will begin next summer. New seating will be installed during the summer of 2018 with all renovations completed that fall, according to the announcement.

The Tacoma Dome opened in 1983 with David Bowie and next year’s schedule includes Eric Church, Bruno Mars, Roger Waters, and Blake Shelton.