Located about 30 miles outside of Seattle, the Tacoma Dome has hosted many professional sporting events, concerts, and other indoor activities. Built in 1981, the arena is the world’s largest wooden dome arena, and boasts an impressive size for its servicing population. The stadium has rarely held professional sporting events, yet during the mid-1990s, when the Seattle Supersonics were going through a stadium transition, the arena proudly held their games, hosting other teams from around the NBA, National Basketball Association. The surprising thing about the dome is, naturally its consumer base. Unlike other comparable stadiums in cities around the United States, the arena is very big for its lack of professional host. There are no professional sports teams currently in the city. A main reason for this deals with Tacoma’s close proximity to Seattle, which boasts professional teams in football, baseball, and basketball. Yet the arena has found a niche in the performing arts, hosting concerts and entertainment events since its conception in the early-1980s.