Thank you for your interest in covering the four-time WNBA Champion Seattle Storm. Please read through the following information before applying for a single game credential. Contact Jeff Hoffman (jhoffman@stormbasketball.com) with any questions about the credentialing process.

  • There is very limited space for photographers, TV cameras, and print journalists at Angel Of The Winds Arena due to various health and safety factors from the state, the WNBA, and the Storm.
  • Single game media credentials will only be available this season with very limited exceptions .
  • The Storm PR department, in accordance with the WNBA, has final say about granting credentials.

To apply for a single-game credential, click here.

  • The limited number of print media credentials each game will be prioritized in the following order: primary home team local news organization beat writer, visiting team primary local news organization beat writer, AP, floating national writers (ESPN, SI, USA Today, etc.). If space remains, single-game credential requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis in coordination with the WNBA PR office.
  • Single-game credentials must be requested no later than noon the day before the game and by Friday at 4 p.m. for Sunday games.
  • Due to renovations at Climate Pledge Arena, all Storm games will be played at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Wash. To see the full Storm schedule, click here.
  • You will receive a follow-up email from our office if a credential has been granted. Please do NOT show up at the arena on game day unless you have been told you have a credential for that game.

GENERAL POLICIES

  • Credentials must be visible at all times. All media with access to restricted areas will be required to produce photo ID and all bags with equipment are subject to inspection.
  • Credentials are good for admittance to Angel of the Winds Arena through the credential entrances only, and grant access to designated media seating.
  • Pre-arranged credentials may be picked up before the game at the media entrance. The media entrance opens two hours prior to tipoff.
  • To promote the health and safety of all individuals in attendance, media must remain inside the media zone in accordance with their credential access.
  • All media must wear facemasks at all times and will only be permitted to eat or drink in their designated seating area.
  • All print reporters will be working from the hockey press box seating area at Angel Of The Winds Arena and will not have event-level access.
  • All game day interviews (shootaround, pre- and post-game) will be conducted via Zoom.

MEDIA ENTRANCE

  • At Angel of the Winds Arena, the media entrance is located at the Southeast corner of the arena through the gated lot on the corner of Wall Street and Broadway.
  • For inquiries about parking availability, contact a member of the Storm Public Relations team.
  • For single-game credentials, please have photo identification to receive your credential at the media entrance. You may pick up credentials for other working media members from your organization.

MEDIA ROOM

  • Due to Covid restrictions, there will be no media room until further notice.

WIRELESS INTERNET

  • Wireless internet is available at press row. Please contact a member of the Storm Public Relations department to gain access.

PRESS ROW

  • Your cooperation is asked in maintaining a working atmosphere at press row. No cheering or personal photos will be tolerated and may result in forfeiture of credential.

LOCKER ROOMS

  • There will be no locker room access due to Covid protocols.

AUTOGRAPHS

  • Seeking autographs or souvenir items from players or coaches is strictly prohibited and subject to forfeiture of credential.

PHOTOGRAPHY/TV CAMERA GUIDELINES

  • Only those photographers on assignment will be allowed space and photo credentials must be visible at all times.
  • All credentialed photographers and TV camera operators must shoot game action from designated media spots for photo and video in the lower or upper bowl of the venue (but no closer than 30 feet from the court)
  • Those designated media spots are still being determined and will be assigned on game day. Locations may change game-to-game.
  • Photographers and TV camera operators also must wear facemasks at all times and will only be permitted to eat or drink in their designated area in the arena bowl.
  • At this time, there will not be a photo work room at Angel Of The Winds Arena.