Spokane Public Schools Launches Survey, Will Host Public Forums On Downtown Stadium

Mar 15, 2021

Spokane Public Schools will host a survey and two public forums on a downtown stadium this week.
Credit Downtown Spokane Partnership

Spokane residents can again weigh in on whether they prefer a new stadium downtown, or on Joe Albi’s current site.

Spokane Public Schools is set to begin construction on a replacement for Joe Albi on its current site starting next month. But, last week the School Board decided to ask the public if they wanted a stadium downtown after a proposal from coalition of hospitality groups and a professional soccer league.

The public can weigh in now through a survey that is on the school district’s website. Or they can weigh in Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. during public forums. The public forums will be held over zoom and people must register online in advance to participate.

More information is available at spokaneschools.org/stadium.

At either location, the stadium will have room for 5,000 fans. If it is downtown, it will be shared between the school district and a professional soccer team. The facility would be owned and operated by the Spokane Public Facilities District, which also owns the Spokane Arena and the new sports stadium, the Podium. The PFD has also offered 500 parking spots for students and families during Spokane Public Schools events.