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Eastern Washington University Football

Official, unofficial watch parties give local Eastern Washington fans plenty of viewing options for national title game

The Eastern Washington band plays after a second-half touchdown against Maine  on  Dec. 15  at Roos Field in Cheney. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Eastern Washington fans in Spokane and surrounding areas not traveling to Frisco, Texas, for Saturday’s FCS national championship game between the Eagles and North Dakota State will have plenty of local viewing options.

The Eastern Washington University Alumni Association is hosting two official viewing parties for Saturday’s game, which kicks off at 9 a.m. at Toyota Stadium in Frisco.

One watch party will be held at The Bing Crosby Theater in Spokane, with doors opening at 8 a.m. For EWU fans in Cheney, Barrelhouse Pub & Pizza is hosting another official alumni association party, with doors also opening at 8.

Outside of Spokane/Cheney, the alumni association is sponsoring other watch parties throughout the state. Those include Kimo’s Sports Bar & Brew Pub (Richland), Levitate Gastropub (Issaquah), Black Fleet Brewing (Tacoma), Buffalo Wild Wings (Olympia) and Feral Public House (Vancouver/Portland).

Other Spokane/Spokane Valley establishments will be airing EWU-NDSU and hosting unofficial events.

In Spokane, Hi Neighbor Sports Bar, Swinging Doors, Rock City Grill, Village Centre Cinemas Wandermere, Birdy’s Sports Bar, Flamin’ Joes and The Garland Theater will also show the game, according to the Alumni Association.

O’Doherty’s Irish Pub will give fans a viewing option in Spokane Valley, as well as Village Centre Cinemas in Airway Heights. In Cheney, fans can also watch at Fairways Golf Course and Cheney Marketplace and Amish County Store.

Unofficial watch parties will also be held in the Tri-Cities, at Uncle Sam’s Saloon (Kennewick) and The Dugout (Pasco).

In the greater Seattle area, fans can see the game at BootLegger’s Bar and Grill (Buckley), Old Edison Inn (Bow), Dino’s Pub (Renton), Hooligan’s Sports Bar & Grill (Vancouver) and Buffalo Wild Wings (Marysville).