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Stories tagged: joe albi stadium

Football’s days are numbered at Albi, but some fans aren’t ready to give up on aging facility

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 …

Joe Albi Top 10: From long kicks to long shots, the stadium has seen it all

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.

The band played on: Friday night isn’t just for football players

Even for the band kids, the setting of a big stadium has the power to awe.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 6:26 p.m.

Dave Nichols: Board should ignore advisory vote, build stadium downtown

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.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 6:46 a.m.

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 …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 9:51 p.m.

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.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 10:36 p.m.

Michael Flaherty tosses 3 TD passes, No. 7 Lewis and Clark dispatches North Central

If Lewis and Clark, ranked No. 7 in state 4A, was looking past 3A North Central it certainly didn’t show.

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.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 10:23 p.m.

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.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 10:57 p.m.

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.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 7:37 a.m.

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.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 7:04 a.m.

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 …

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 …

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. …

UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 10:43 p.m.

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.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 10:15 p.m.

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 …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

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 …

Dave Nichols: Put Albi Stadium out of its misery

Joe Albi Stadium, in northwest Spokane, has hosted city football since the 1950s, but by all accounts it is at the end of its life expectancy and needs to be …

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 5:53 p.m.

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.

G-Prep replacing turf, remodeling gym

Gonzaga Prep’s athletic facilities are getting a much-needed makeover. The most visible work is on the football field where the turf installed in 2005 is being replaced.

Kamiakin dismantles Lewis and Clark 42-0

In a game that seemed over just as it began, the Kamiakin Braves invaded Joe Albi Friday and quickly set about taming the Lewis and Clark Tigers. Kamiakin ended the …

Peninsula shuts out Mt. Spokane 22-0 at Joe Albi Stadium

The Peninsula Seahawks swooped into Joe Albi Stadium Friday night and used a gritty ground game and stingy defense dismantle Mt. Spokane 22-0.

Deer Park defense shuts down Rogers 23-0 at Albi Stadium

The Deer Park Stags started fast and continually shut down the Rogers offense en route to an impressive 23-0 shut out of a 3A team to start the 2016 season.

WSU spring football: Connor Halliday returns to Albi

Connor Halliday will return to his old field of glory on Saturday.

Lee: Facelift would cure what ails Joe Albi

The Joe Albi Stadium you see today won’t be the Joe Albi Stadium of the future if the Spokane School District becomes the landlord. And that’s a good thing. The …

City of Spokane, school district trade property

Spokane Public Schools and the city of Spokane have swapped parcels of land in a deal they say is mutually beneficial. The school district acquired 20 acres owned by the …

Event pits the best of high schools’ spirited sound

Family and friends wrapped themselves in blankets and gathered in the stands at Joe Albi Stadium, cupping hot cocoa and yelling encouragements as students performed in a competition that draws …

School district in talks with city to buy Joe Albi Stadium

Spokane Public Schools has an interest in buying Joe Albi Stadium. Such a plan would be folded into the school district’s 2015 bond proposal requiring voter approval.

Photos Then & Now: Cougars’ playing field

Washington State University’s Martin Stadium first took shape as Soldier Field in 1892 and became Rogers Field in 1902. In 1970, some of the football stadium’s 1930s-era wooden bleachers were …