Stories tagged: Joe Albi Stadium
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 10:15 p.m.
Billy Graham drew more people to his 1982 Spokane crusade than the population of the city
During his life, the Rev. Billy Graham preached the word of God to an estimated 215 million people in 185 countries and held more than 417 city crusades – including …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 9:21 p.m.
Mead voters agree to pay for new middle school, football stadium
Voters sided with school officials trying to keep up with growth in north Spokane and agreed gave the Mead School District another $114 million for a new middle school, elementary …
Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 7:12 p.m.
Dave Nichols: Put Albi Stadium out of its misery
Joe Albi Stadium, in northwest Spokane, has hosted city football since the 1950s, but by all accounts it is at the end of its life expectancy and needs to be …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 5:53 p.m.
Spokane Public Schools could downsize, replace Joe Albi Stadium
Spokane Public Schools is considering options to build three new middle schools, and one plan could potentially bring a new high school sports stadium to downtown Spokane.
Tue., June 27, 2017, 7:34 p.m.
G-Prep replacing turf, remodeling gym
Gonzaga Prep’s athletic facilities are getting a much-needed makeover. The most visible work is on the football field where the turf installed in 2005 is being replaced.
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 10:51 p.m.
Kamiakin dismantles Lewis and Clark 42-0
In a game that seemed over just as it began, the Kamiakin Braves invaded Joe Albi Friday and quickly set about taming the Lewis and Clark Tigers. Kamiakin ended the …
Fri., Sept. 2, 2016, 10:51 p.m.
Peninsula shuts out Mt. Spokane 22-0 at Joe Albi Stadium
The Peninsula Seahawks swooped into Joe Albi Stadium Friday night and used a gritty ground game and stingy defense dismantle Mt. Spokane 22-0.
Fri., Sept. 2, 2016, 7:49 p.m.
Deer Park defense shuts down Rogers 23-0 at Albi Stadium
The Deer Park Stags started fast and continually shut down the Rogers offense en route to an impressive 23-0 shut out of a 3A team to start the 2016 season.
Thu., April 24, 2014, 9:15 p.m.
WSU spring football: Connor Halliday returns to Albi
Connor Halliday will return to his old field of glory on Saturday.
Thu., Sept. 26, 2013
Lee: Facelift would cure what ails Joe Albi
The Joe Albi Stadium you see today won’t be the Joe Albi Stadium of the future if the Spokane School District becomes the landlord. And that’s a good thing. The …
Fri., July 12, 2013
City of Spokane, school district trade property
Spokane Public Schools and the city of Spokane have swapped parcels of land in a deal they say is mutually beneficial. The school district acquired 20 acres owned by the …
Sun., Oct. 14, 2012
Event pits the best of high schools’ spirited sound
Family and friends wrapped themselves in blankets and gathered in the stands at Joe Albi Stadium, cupping hot cocoa and yelling encouragements as students performed in a competition that draws …
Mon., Sept. 24, 2012
School district in talks with city to buy Joe Albi Stadium
Spokane Public Schools has an interest in buying Joe Albi Stadium. Such a plan would be folded into the school district’s 2015 bond proposal requiring voter approval.
Mon., Oct. 24, 2011
Photos Then & Now: Cougars’ playing field
Washington State University’s Martin Stadium first took shape as Soldier Field in 1892 and became Rogers Field in 1902. In 1970, some of the football stadium’s 1930s-era wooden bleachers were …
Wed., July 27, 2011
Boy loses 5 fingers in accident at BMX track
An 8-year-old boy lost five fingers on two hands when they were crushed by a starting gate last Wednesday at the BMX bicycle track at the Dwight Merkel Sports Complex …
Sun., Oct. 10, 2010
Central Valley band marches to victory
Central Valley High School beat all comers Saturday night on the gridiron. This wasn’t football. It was more like 10 hours of halftime, as high school musicians and color guards …
Mon., Oct. 4, 2010
STA seeking public input on budget cut proposals
Spokane Transit Authority officials are asking for the public’s help in cutting 7 percent from the bus agency’s budget next year. A recently released list of potential cuts is the …
Sun., Aug. 8, 2010
Merkel sports complex opens
LauraLi Gilliam sailed over the mounded dirt of Spokane’s new BMX track on her 20-inch tires, christening the track with a herd of others on Saturday. The track is one …
Sat., April 24, 2010, 5:50 p.m.
Race makes its final run before move to Fairchild
For the last time, Steve Case handed out T-shirts and water to weary, sweaty little bodies as they crossed the finish line at Joe Albi Stadium.
Thu., Oct. 15, 2009
Harmony in motion
Ten bands from Washington and one from Montana braved the cold last Saturday to show off their hard work this fall at the Pacific Northwest marching band competition at Joe …
Sun., Oct. 11, 2009
Putting music in motion
Many marching bands perform during the halftime shows of their schools’ football games, but Saturday was all about the bands at the Pacific Northwest Marching Band Championships held at Joe …
Wed., March 25, 2009
Board inks contract for Albi redesign
After more than a decade of planning and negotiations, the Spokane Park Board finalized a contract this week that will redevelop and enlarge a park near Joe Albi Stadium. Construction …
Tue., March 24, 2009, 10:13 a.m.
Construction to begin soon at Joe Albi
Construction of a new sports complex for softball and soccer at Joe Albi Stadium is getting under way with approval of a $7.8 million contract with Bouten Construction Co. of …
Sat., April 26, 2008
Young sneaker brigade ready for morning run at Albi
An 8:30 a.m. starting gun will spark the first of 10 waves of young runners who’ll pack Joe Albi Stadium today for the 23rd America’s Kids Run in Spokane. Spokane …
Thu., Aug. 9, 2007
Albi Stadium backers sponsoring open house
Joe Albi Stadium will be open to the public Saturday to promote what some volunteers hope will be the start of the venue’s resurgence. The stadium, which was proposed to …
Thu., April 12, 2007
Broader Albi use proposed
A proposed land swap between the city of Spokane and Fairmount Memorial Park could set the stage for a long-awaited redevelopment and expansion of recreational facilities at Joe Albi Stadium …
Tue., April 30, 1996
City Oks Plan To Replace Turf At Albi Stadium
Despite being shaken by an early morning bombing at City Hall, the Spokane City Council was back in business Monday night, unanimously approving a plan to replace Albi Stadium’s damaged …
Mon., April 29, 1996
Stadium In Line For A New Life Council To Call For Bids On Plan To Turn Albi Into Soccer Venue
A plan to turn deteriorating Albi Stadium into a nationally known youth sports complex is expected to get legs today. The Spokane City Council is scheduled to call for bids …