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  • Professional Fighters League Announces July 29 Show at XFINITY Arena
    6/20/2017

    Returning to the Pacific Northwest for the first time under their new banner, the Professional Fighters League will host their second event July 29 at XFINITY Arena. Long-time welterweight stalwarts Yushin Okami and Jake Shields are set to face tough challengers when the Decagon returns to Everett.

    The star-studded card is led by former UFC title-contender Okami who is slated to battle Andre Lobato in the co-main event. Okami -- riding a three-fight winning streak – will welcome Brazil’s Lobato to the Decagon in what should be a competitive welterweight affair. The newcomer Lobato has been tearing up the Brazilian scene, rattling off nine consecutive victories of his own to earn his spot in the Professional Fighters League lineup.

    Another former UFC title challenger Shields will square off with the always-tough Danny Davis Jr. in a welterweight scrap. Shields has been a fixture at 170-pounds for more than a decade and holds wins over some of the most notable fighters of his generation including Tyron Woodley, Robbie Lawler, Dan Henderson, Carlos Condit and Demian Maia. He’ll take on Davis in what promises to be an epic battle of wills.

    Main Card:
    Yushin Okami (33-10) vs. Andre Lobato (24-6, 1NC)
    Jake Shields (31-9-1, 1NC) vs. Danny Davis Jr. (13-11-1)
    Jared Rosholt (14-4) vs. Nick Rossborough (26-19-1)
  • A Night with Loverboy and Survivor presented by Angel Of The Winds Casino Resort
    5/15/2017

    A Night with Loverboy and Survivor presented by Angel Of The Winds Casino Resort will feature a night of ‘80s rock on September 22nd at XFINITY Arena at Everett.

    After countless sellout stadium tours, three multi-platinum albums and a string of hit singles that have since become the party anthems of an entire generation, Loverboy stands today as one of the most beloved rock acts in modern history.

    The band was formed in Calgary in 1980 and is comprised of vocalist Mike Reno, guitarist Paul Dean, keyboardist Doug Johnson, drummer Matthew Frenette and bassist Ken "Spider" Sinnaeve. The group’s 1980 eponymous debut featured the rock singles “Turn Me Loose” and “The Kid Is Hot Tonite,” collectively propelling the release to gold status in both the band’s native Canada and the United States. It was the anthemic “Working for the Weekend” however which truly delivered Loverboy mega-rock attention. The group continued their success with 1983’s smash hit “Hot Girls in Love” and 1985’s “Lovin’ Every Minute of It”.

    Legendary rock band Survivor is embarking on their next chapter with a new member who has seemingly given new life to one of rock ‘n’ roll’s preeminent bands. With 22-year-old Nashville resident Cameron Barton assuming lead vocalist duties, the group will take their trademark arena rock sound to their loyal and devoted fan base.

    Survivor’s big break came in 1982 when the band was asked by Sylvester Stallone to provide the theme song for Rocky III. That single, “Eye Of The Tiger,” hit # 1 – staying there for seven weeks, winning a Grammy for Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal, a People’s Choice Award, Academy Award and a Golden Globe nomination. The band’s song “Burning Heart” also appeared on the soundtrack of Rocky IV in 1985, hitting #2 on the singles chart.
  • WWE Returns to Everett for WWE Live SummerSlam Heatwave Tour
    5/8/2017

    Sunday, June 25 – 5:00 pm

    This will be your chance to see:

    WWE Championship Match 
    Shinsuke Nakamura vs WWE Champion Jinder Mahal W/ Singh Brothers 

    United States Championship Match
    Mojo Rawley vs United States Champion Kevin Owens

    Smackdown Tag Team Triple Threat Championship Match
    The New Day vs The Uso’s vs Breezango

    Plus many more of your favorite WWE Superstars!

    *Card is subject to change*


  • Rock N Road Trip presented by Angel Of The Winds Casino Resort
    5/4/2017

    Fuel, Eve 6, Marcy Playground and Dishwalla to Perform

    Rock N Road Trip will feature Fuel, Eve 6, Marcy Playground and Dishwalla for a night of alternative rock. Fuel formed in 1993 while playing the club circuit in and around Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The band signed to Sony Records and in 1998 released their critically lauded, debut album Sunburn with the massive hit single “Shimmer”. Their second album Something Like Human took the band to a new level of stardom, hitting multi-platinum status driven by the singles “Innocent” and “Hemorrhage”, which remained at #1 for ten weeks. In 2003 Fuel released their third record Natural Selection, and found success at radio again with the hit song “Falls On Me”.

    Eve 6 formed in Southern California in 1995 and quickly signed a deal with RCA Records before they had even finished high school. The band issued the self-titled Eve 6 in 1998, attaining platinum success with hit singles “Inside Out” and “Leech,” the former capturing the #1 spot on the Modern Rock charts and crossing over successfully to Top 40 radio. More widespread recognition came with gold-selling sophomore effort Horrorscope (2000), which spawned radio gems “Promise,” “On The Roof Again” and the ubiquitous prom and MTV anthem “Here’s To The Night”.

    90’s alternative rockers Marcy Playground are celebrating their 20 year veterancy in the music industry. This year marks the anniversary of their 1997 self-titled debut album, which included the hit single “Sex and Candy”. The album went platinum back in 1997, selling 1.4 million copies, while the radio classic “Sex and Candy” spent a then record 15 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Modern Rock chart.

    In 1994 Santa Barbara natives, Dishwalla, signed to A&M Records and immediately began their successful launch into the music scene. Their debut album, Pet Your Friends, lit up the airwaves in 1996 with their edgy smash-hit single “Counting Blue Cars”.
  • XFINITY Arena Staff Volunteer at Forest Park for Comcast Cares Day
    4/21/2017

    The staff at XFINITY Arena volunteered at Forest Park in Everett on April 20 for Comcast Cares Day! Staff volunteers cleared blackberry bushes, removed logs and spread mulch to make the trail clear and safe for use.


  • Meet Executive Chef A.J. Macasadia
    3/29/2017

    Spectra Food Services and Hospitality’s Executive Chef, A.J. Macasadia, is the mastermind behind the food served at XFINITY Arena, Edward D. Hansen Conference Center and XFINITY Community Ice Rink.

    Macasadia was born and raised in San Diego, California. His Filipino heritage is what originally inspired his interest in cooking. Helping out his in mom in the kitchen and taking cooking classes in high school is what led him to attend the San Diego Culinary Institute. After he graduated from culinary school, he began an internship at Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina where he worked for seven years, eventually moving up to Banquet Chef.

    In 2014, Macasadia and his wife relocated to Miami, Florida where he started his career with Spectra Food Services and Hospitality, formerly known as Ovations. He stayed in Miami for two years running the concessions and restaurant at Jungle Island. He then went on to help with spring training in Arizona where he was approached with the Executive Chef position here at the XFINITY Arena.

    Macasadia has been at XFINITY Arena for almost a year now and oversees more than twenty employees including cooks and dishwashers. “This venue is the best of both worlds,” said Macasadia, “I get to create food for the catering side on the conference center and concessions for the arena side.” To try some of his creations, stop by the Arena Grill during one of the upcoming Everett Silvertips playoff games.

    Macasadia says that many of his favorite meals consist of meat and potatoes and has shared one of his ribeye recipes. 

    Ingredients
    - Prime 1" thick ribeye
    - 2 cloves garlic
    - 2 sprigs thyme
    - 3 tablespoons butter
    - 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
    ​- Salt and Pepper

    Directions
    - Pull Ribeye out of refrigerator 15-20 minutes prior to cooking
    - Heat cast iron skillet on high
    - Dry steak with a paper towel to remove moisture
    - Season with salt and pepper to your liking
    - When ready, oil pan and lay down the ribeye into the cast iron skillet
    - DO NOT MOVE the steak for at least a minute and a half
    - Flip steak and again do not move it for a minute and a half
    - Turn the steak again and add in crushed garlic clove, butter, and thyme
    - Turn steak after 30 seconds and baste the steak with the melted butter for another 30 seconds
    - If you have a thermometer, stick it in the middle of the steak. Medium rare 120 - 125 degrees is ideal
    - Pull the steak out and let it rest for 5 minutes before serving
    - Slice the steak and serve with roasted potatoes and roasted veggies

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