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Don’t fall for Albi scam

So I see we have a “new”scam from Spokane Public Schools. Let’s get rid of our 30,000 seat Joe Albi and build a new smaller stadium downtown. What’s wrong? Let’s see, downsize the stadium and put it where there isn’t any parking and what parking there is you will have to pay for.

This sounds like the city’s “street Diet” plans. Nobody wants it, but it’s going to happen. The kicker was the part about how we could get more events if we had this smaller stadium. What planet are you from? All that is going to happen is that fewer people will attend high school events because of limited and costly parking.

High school students aren’t going to pay $10 to go to a game and many adults won’t either. It sounds like these people have never been to a high school event at Albi. The acres of free parking is one of its positives. All that will happen is that so few will attend events that they will have to tear down the stadium to make way for a parking lot.

Doug Bacon


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