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UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019, 8:51 p.m.

Gonzaga coach Mark Few’s NIL comments prompt strong reaction on social media

Few reiterated he supports athletes having NIL rights as long as it can be regulated and the playing field stays level, but his comments about “grandstanding politicians” in a 3-minute, …

MSU-Northern Announces plans for New Football Stadium

Despite a 42-0 loss to Montana Tech on Saturday, the Northern Lights still had exciting news to look forward to.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019, 10:03 p.m.

EWU proposes major football stadium renovations, aims to raise $25 million

The Eastern Washington University Board of Trustees unanimously approved a proposal by the school’s athletic department on Friday for renovations to its football stadium, Roos Field, a privately funded project …

Top of the page: The 5 biggest news stories of 2018

Here are five major news stories that made a splash – in some cases immediately, in others over weeks and months – this past year in and around Spokane.

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 11:01 p.m.

School board quashes downtown location, votes to build new stadium on Joe Albi site

For many years to come, the Friday night lights will continue to shine in northwest Spokane.

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 10:37 p.m.

Spokane Public Schools board still divided over details, location of new stadium

After a 45-minute discussion Wednesday night, the Spokane Public Schools board voted 3-2 to hear a proposal next week from the Spokane Public Facilities District for a Sportsplex that also …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11:10 p.m.

Voters, by 2-to-1 margin, say build new outdoor stadium on Albi site

The vision for a new downtown stadium did not win over Spokane voters, and Mayor David Condon said he foresees a “beautiful comlex that will be a regional draw” at …

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.

Despite city go-ahead on sportsplex, confusion surrounds stadium developments

No local issue has earned as much confusion, even among the supposedly well informed, as the advisory vote on where to locate a new 5,000-seat stadium.

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: 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 …

UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 5:47 p.m.

Spokane City Council, school board will meet Wednesday to discuss downtown stadium, bond projects

A public hearing on planned November bond measures will be held Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m. at the Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Elected officials are expected …

Spokane City Council could have final say on ballot measure to fund downtown stadium

Rick Romero offered Spokane School Board members a way out of a thorny decision over whether they’d ask voters to pay for a downtown sports stadium Wednesday night. The inclusion …

Tampa Bay Rays propose $900M stadium with translucent roof

The Tampa Bay Rays have unveiled an elaborate plan for a new domed stadium that would take them across Tampa Bay to the Ybor City section of Tampa at a …

Then and now: Avista Stadium

Baseball has been a staple of summer entertainment in Spokane since the 1890s. Spokane baseball teams carried names like the Hawks, Bunchgrassers, Blue Stockings and Smoke Eaters. But in 1940, …

Property sale paves way for potential downtown Boise stadium

A property sale in downtown Boise has re-energized hopes for a downtown stadium.

Twin blasts near Istanbul soccer stadium kill 29 , wound 166

Two explosions struck Saturday night outside a major soccer stadium in Istanbul after fans had gone home, in an attack that caused fatalities and wounded at least 20 police officers, …

Denver To Get New Arena

Calling it the end of a three-year odyssey, the city of Denver and Ascent Entertainment Group announced an agreement Tuesday to build the $165 million Pepsi Center - a deal …

My, Oh My! Ballpark Roof Bid Beats Estimates Redmond Firm Wins Contract To Erect Retractable Ceiling

The retractable roof on the new Seattle Mariners ballpark can be built for $3.5 million less than architects originally estimated, stadium board officials have learned. The low bid for structural …

Braves’ Home A Modern Wonder

Turner Field is no ordinary baseball diamond. It’s a high-tech wonder with a new breed of grass, computerized moisture controls and miles of underground pipes. Computerized moisture controls allow Atlanta …

Mariners Pitch In $5 Million To Keep Stadium Construction On Track

The Seattle Mariners will put up $5 million early to keep construction on a new ballpark going while the state Supreme Court considers a legal challenge to the project, a …

M’S Face Another Hurdle

A group has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court to try to stop King County from issuing $336 million in bonds to pay for a new ballpark for the …

Ballpark Vote Sure To Displease Many

Whichever way the Metropolitan King County Council votes, someone’s sure to be angry. The 13-member council was to decide today whether to authorize $336 million in bonds for a new …

Seattle, King County Councils Schedule Ballpark Hearings

The new Seattle ballpark is on the agenda Monday for both the City Council and King County Council. The county council scheduled a public hearing on a measure that would …

Astros, Houston Reach Agreement

The city that said “no” to Bud Adams, costing it professional football, said “yes” to Drayton McLane Jr. and made a move to keep major league baseball. In a ceremony …

Allen Posturing For New Kingdome Lease

Billionaire Paul Allen, who has an option to buy the Seattle Seahawks, wants a written guarantee that King County will renegotiate the team’s Kingdome lease, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported Saturday. …

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Lakers, Kings To Share

Kings owners Philip Anshutz and Edward Roski and Lakers owner Jerry Buss have reached a final agreement on sharing Los Angeles’ 20,000-seat arena to be completed in September 1999. The …

Kingdome Stood Up To Temblor

Thursday’s earthquake stopped the Cleveland Indians-Seattle Mariners baseball game in the seventh inning, shaking up players and more than 21,000 fans, but the Kingdome came through just fine, stadium officials …

Hawks Re-Sign Blades

Brian Blades, charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a cousin, has reached agreement on a three-year contract with the Seahawks, the team said Wednesday. Terms were not announced. …