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Spokane Stadium Advisory Vote

Election Results

Option Votes Pct
Prefer Joe Albi Stadium location 56,302 64.31%
Prefer location near Spokane Arena 31,247 35.69%

* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.

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6 election maps that reveal the desires of Spokane voters

During the 2018 election cycle, voters in the region appear to be split along geographic, as well as party, lines. We depict that split in 6 races.

Mark Richard and Eric Sawyer: Advisory Option B is better for Spokane’s future

Joe Albi Stadium has decayed to the point of no return. The infrastructure is crumbling and it has outlived its useful life. Local high school sports doesn’t draw enough fans to justify its seating capacity and because the stadium is so run-down and isolated, attracting other programs and events is not realistic. The only affordable option is to tear it down and build a new, right-sized stadium. A stadium at each of the high schools is not a feasible alternative and would be resisted in most neighborhoods. Of real concern, the cost of the upgrades at each school would far exceed building a single new stadium. So, where do we put this new stadium? The City of Spokane Advisory Measure asks voters to decide between two options:

Here’s what the proposed downtown stadium could look like

By no means is it official, but a local architecture firm released a sample rendering for what a $31 million downtown sports stadium might look like in Spokane.

School bond measure would replace Joe Albi Stadium; new location still to be decided

The Arena has been a fixture since 1995. And now a new indoor sportsplex on the north bank of the Spokane River is nearing the design phase.

City Council approves advisory vote for sports stadium

Spokane voters will have a voice in the location of a new sports stadium, the Spokane City Council decided Monday night.

City Council to solicit public input on proposed stadium’s location Monday

The Spokane City Council will meet once more Monday to decide whether voters should weigh in on the location for a new sports stadium.

Many voices, differing opinions as question of downtown stadium dominates school board meeting

The shadow of a downtown stadium loomed large over a packed meeting where the Spokane City Council was scheduled to consider only taxes for new libraries.

Downtown Spokane stadium plan gets backing from boosters, maybe a second chance from City Council

City Councilwoman Lori Kinnear is working against the clock to have her colleagues reconsider their vote against a bond measure that would ask taxpayers to cover the cost of building a downtown stadium. Boosters of Spokane’s downtown and its sports offerings panned the decision Tuesday as ignoring the voices of voters.

Condon: Minor-league soccer could come to Spokane with construction of downtown stadium

As the Spokane School Board weighs its options for asking voters to approve a new bond measure that would bring high school athletics downtown, Mayor David Condon is making the hard sell by floating the possibility of professional soccer coming to the Lilac City.

Youth football, downtown Spokane stadium in spotlight amid concerns about head injuries

The revelation this week that former Washington State University quarterback Tyler Hilinski suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy prompted increased scrutiny about the safety of the high-impact sport on young players. Coaches say they’re doing everything possible to limit contact, a recommendation of experts, but what could it mean for a downtown facility that would host a sport that has seen a decline in popularity?

Spokane School Board questions proposed downtown stadium to replace Joe Albi

The issue of a new stadium in downtown Spokane is going down to the wire.

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 a stop in Spokane that filled 33,000 seats in one evening at Joe Albi Stadium.

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 school and football stadium.

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.