Fight breaks out at Kent's ShoWare Center after Lingerie Football League game

Kent's ShoWare Center, home of the Seattle Mist of the Lingerie Football League.
— image credit: CHARLES CORTES, Kent Reporter file photo

A fight broke out between two men inside of Kent's ShoWare Center after the women's Lingerie Football League game Friday night.

Two officers working security at the game between the Seattle Mist and the Minnesota Valkyrie were on an upper floor landing when they spotted a fight erupt on the main floor in the lobby area after the game, according to an email from Kent Police Cmdr. Pat Lowery.

The officers moved toward the disturbance, waded through a large crowd and determined the two involved in the fight were fleeing toward exterior doors.

Other officers in the arena located and detained the two, a 27-year-old Woodinville man and a 29-year-old Monroe man.

After further investigation by police, a primary or initial aggressor could not be determined. Neither man was injured and neither one would cooperate with the investigation beyond apologizing for the disturbance, Lowery said. Officers were unable to determine what or who started the fight.

Officers escorted both men from the arena and released them. No arrests were made. A sellout crowd attended the game. The Mist won 32-14.

This marked at least the second fight in two years following a Lingerie Football League game in Kent. Extra police officers were called to help break up a fight during an Oct. 8, 2010 game at the ShoWare Center. No arrests were made after that incident that involved several fans after a man reportedly yelled a racial slur at another fan.

The ShoWare Center is the home field for the Mist. The league features scantily clad women playing seven-on-seven tackle football. This is the third year the league has played at the arena with two home games per season.

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