Field Light Questions & Issues

Questions

Will the lights be turned on?

The field lights are programmed based on scheduled use, so they will NOT come on if your group is using the field without a reservation.  To find out which fields have lights, please refer to the Field List.

When will the lights be turned on?

If the field reservation starts after dark, the lights will be programmed to come on 15 minutes before use.  If the field reservation starts before dark, the lights will come on 30 minutes prior to astronomical dusk.  To find out approximately when the lights will come on, please refer to the Lights and Darkness Schedule.

When will the lights turn off?

The lights will be programmed to turn off five minutes after scheduled use.  However, if the use is scheduled to finish at 11 p.m. (or 10 p.m. at Newport Hills), the lights will turn off immediately, without the cushion.  At Bannerwood, the lights are programmed to turn off 15 minutes after scheduled use (or 11 p.m., whichever is earlier).  At Marymoor, the lights are programmed to turn off 15 minutes after scheduled use.

How much will we be charged for the lights?

The light fee for field use is $23/hour at Bellevue and Marymoor fields.  This fee is subject to change annually. 

Will we get credit for the light fees if the field is rained out?

Yes, IF one of the following apply – 1) The field is closed per the Field Closure Line or 2) the field isn’t closed by the Field Closure Line BUT the group calls to cancel the lights.  Credit for the light fees will begin at the time/date stamp of the message.  NOTE: If the group determines field playability and doesn’t call to cancel the lights, they will NOT get credit for the light fees.  Credit may not be available at Marymoor for rainouts determined at the field, even if the group calls to cancel the lights.

How late can the lights be on?

The lights at most fields can be on until 11 p.m.  At Newport Hills, the lights can only be on until 10 p.m.

Issues

What if the lights don't come on?

If your group has the field reserved, it is dusk, and the lights aren’t on, please call and leave a message at the Field Lights number.      

City of Bellevue - 425-452-2864     
Marymoor - 206-225-8936

What if it is overcast and we want the lights on earlier?

If your group has the field reserved and feels that it would be safer for the lights to be “on now,” please call and leave a message at the Field Lights number. 

City of Bellevue - 425-452-2864
Marymoor - 206-225-8936

What if the game is running overtime and the lights are needed longer?

If your group has the field reserved and realizes that additional time might be needed, please call and leave a message at the Field Lights number.      

City of Bellevue - 425-452-2864     
Marymoor - 206-225-8936

NOTE:  Additional time may not be an option due to field availability.

What if the game finishes early and we don't need the lights anymore?

If your group has a field reserved and finishes early, please call and leave a message at the Field Lights number.      

City of Bellevue - 425-452-2864     
Marymoor - 206-225-8936

Credit for the light fees will begin at the time/date stamp of the message.  Credit may not be available at Marymoor for games that finish early, even if the group calls to cancel the lights.

What if the field is rained out per the Field Closure Line?

If the field is unplayable per the Field Closure Line, the light programming should be cancelled automatically.  Your group will get credit for the field and light fees.

What if we determine at the field that it is unplayable?

IF your group has a field reserved and decides that the field is unplayable, please call and leave a message at the Field Lights number.      

City of Bellevue - 425-452-2864     
Marymoor - 206-225-8936

REMINDER:  Please submit an Update Form for Field Reservations in order to get credit for the field charges.  The Parks Scheduling Office needs to receive this form NO LATER than the first day of the following month to be processed.  

NOTE: If the group determines field playability and DOESN’T call to cancel the lights, they will NOT get credit for the light fees.  Credit for the light fees will begin at the time/date stamp of the message.  Credit may not be available at Marymoor for rainouts determined at the field, even if the group calls to cancel the lights.

Contact

Field Lights: City of Bellevue

425-452-2864

Field Lights: Marymoor

206-225-8936
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