Joe Albi

Downtown Spokane Partnership

After pressure from downtown businesses, a professional soccer league and many community members, the Spokane Public Schools Board voted to build an outdoor stadium downtown.

Downtown Spokane Partnership

The Public Facilities District accepted Spokane Public Schools' terms to operate a stadium downtown during their meeting Friday.

Downtown Spokane Partnership

The Spokane Public Schools Board voted 4-1 to start negotiations with the entity that owns the Spokane Arena on parameters for building an outdoor stadium downtown.

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.

Courtesy of Downtown Spokane Partnership

A month before the Spokane Public School Board is scheduled to start construction on a new Joe Albi Stadium, they will again ask constituents if they want the stadium to be built downtown instead.

The pivot comes after a request from a coalition of business organizations and hospitality leaders as well as a professional soccer league.

Courtesy Downtown Spokane Partnership

The entity that owns and operates the Spokane Arena has thrown its support behind a proposal to build the new Joe Albi stadium downtown. And the entity that's building that stadium will entertain the idea.

On Tuesday, a group of business and hospitality leaders as well as a professional soccer league renewed their request to have the replacement for Joe Albi built downtown. They argue their newest proposal will save voters money by having the Spokane Public Facilities District cover maintenance and operations costs. 

Courtesy of Downtown Spokane Partnership.

A coalition of business, hospitality leaders and a professional soccer league are again asking Spokane Public Schools to consider building the new Joe Albi Stadium downtown.

Business and hospitality groups have been advocating that a new stadium be built downtown for years.

They argue it would be a boon for business and attract professional sports teams. Voters were asked if they wanted a stadium downtown, or at the current Joe Albi site in 2018.  About 64% voted no.