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Credibility concerns led to ‘no’ vote on last chance for downtown stadium location

There were no cheers after Wednesday night’s decision by the Spokane Public Schools board to build a new stadium at the current Joe Albi site. There were plenty of regrets, …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 9:57 p.m.

Spokane school board to hear new sports stadium proposal

Board members have agreed to hear a new proposal Wednesday night from the Spokane Sports Commission and the Spokane Public Facilities District for an enhanced Sportsplex and indoor stadium.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 10:12 p.m.

Commission floats idea for Spokane schools to integrate football arena into Sportsplex

The Spokane Sports Commission is floating the idea of combining its soon-to-be-built Sportsplex with a new downtown indoor stadium for high school football.


Advisory vote in on new stadium location, ball passes to school board’s court

By an almost two-to-one margin, voters preferred to build a new 5,000-seat stadium at the current Albi site, instead of new site on the north bank that was pushed by …


UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 6:52 p.m.

Washington State spring football game returning to Pullman in 2019

WSU will use the spring scrimmage as a platform to promote suicide prevention and mental health awareness – two areas near and dear to Cougar players and fans following the …


Most recent Playfair sale compounds city’s losses

The legacy of Playfair Race Course is on display at the commercial park that took its place, as blue steel silhouettes of horse and jockey appear to race across the …


Blanchette: Spirit of Cougars football lives on at Joe Albi Stadium

One of the simultaneously high and low moments of Washington State football history occurred at Albi Stadium some 45 years ago in the rubble of a blowout loss to Stanford. …


Forecast calls for throng at WSU scrimmage

Washington State athletic director Bill Moos has predicted that 10,000 or so fans would flock to Albi at 1 p.m. today to watch the Cougars’ annual spring football game, but …


Albi Stadium

It began as Memorial Stadium and has hosted Washington State University, the University of Idaho and Eastern Washington University football games – not to mention Elvis. But Spokane’s Joe Albi …


Shock hit the heights in outdoor game

Compared to the long hours required to put an arena football configuration on the Albi Stadium turf, Spokane Shock head coach Rob Keefe figured he had the easy job Saturday …


Venue changes Shock fan base, game for one sunny evening

From the moment the Spokane Shock announced they would play a game outdoors at Albi Stadium this summer, there was one image that was hard to shake. It’s of the …


Shock game has all the elements, including the outdoors

The first outdoor football game in Arena Football League history. Two teams tied for the last National Conference playoff spot as the regular season winds down. Two rivals that swapped …


Shock’s outdoor game requires heavy planning

Nothing will duplicate the novelty of Spokane’s first arena football game in 2006, but majority owner Brady Nelson believes Saturday’s outdoor game at Albi Stadium could come close. “Nobody knew …


Shock’s outdoor game requires heavy planning

Nothing will duplicate the novelty of Spokane’s first arena football game in 2006, but majority owner Brady Nelson believes Saturday’s outdoor game at Albi Stadium could come close.


No mystery this time: Meyer will start for Shock

For the first time in a month Spokane begins the work week knowing who will start at quarterback. Erik Meyer will start against his former employer Utah on Saturday in …


Spokane Shock set July 9 outdoors game at Albi Stadium

Spokane Shock majority owner Brady Nelson admits the concept sounds a little odd – arena football played outside – but he thinks he can combine the best elements of both. …


Shock to play game at Albi Stadium

The Shock announced Thursday they will entertain the Utah Blaze on Saturday, July 9, in the Joe Albi Stadium Outdoor Classic.


Blanchette: City drops snowball at Albi

Just curious: If Spokane hosted another glitzy skating event and the ice-making machinery at the Arena went on the fritz in the days before, what sort of business, governmental and …


Blanchette: City drops the snowball at Albi

Just curious: If Spokane hosted another glitzy skating event and the ice-making machinery at the Arena went on the fritz in the days before, what sort of business, governmental and …


Lee: One night, two great high school contests

There are two places I’d like to be Friday. Small problem, though. Make that a large problem. The locations are separated by about 34 miles.