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The new middle school in northwest Spokane won’t be ready for two more years, but it already has an unofficial mascot: the osprey.
The debate over where to site a new stadium in Spokane sets competing visions and priorities against each other. But both sides partly miss the fundamental question.
Spokane County Treasurer Michael Baumgartner and a representative from the United Soccer League will hold a news conference next week to express interest in establishing a team in Spokane – but only if a new stadium is built downtown.
Even for the band kids, the setting of a big stadium has the power to awe.
With the clock ticking on the current Joe Albi Stadium, John Blanchette looks back at the 10 most memorable football moments in the stadium’s history.
Under the Friday night lights at Joseph A. Albi Stadium, Craig Gerlack can be found in his regular seat in the upper level on the press box side, sitting next to his track coach, Joe Schauble. Schauble hasn’t been Gerlack’s coach for a while – Gerlack graduated North Central High School in 1980, but Gerlack was an assistant coach in football, wrestling and track at North Central from 1982-’85, and over the years their relationship deepened to a friendship that often finds them sitting in the stands at Albi, reminiscing and taking in a game.
Despite an overwhelming verdict, the Spokane Public Schools board should ignore the results of Tuesday’s advisory vote on the location of a new football stadium and build it downtown anyway.
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.
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:
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.
If Lewis and Clark, ranked No. 7 in state 4A, was looking past 3A North Central it certainly didn’t show.
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.
Spokane voters will have a voice in the location of a new sports stadium, the Spokane City Council decided Monday night.
The Spokane City Council will meet once more Monday to decide whether voters should weigh in on the location for a new sports stadium.
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.
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.
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.
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?
The issue of a new stadium in downtown Spokane is going down to the wire.
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.