Indoor Facilities

The Spokane region has a variety of indoor and outdoor venues appropriate for all sizes of sports events. Here are just a few of the highlights:

SPOKANE

ARENA

SPOKANE

CONVENTION CENTER

THE HUB

SPORTS CENTER

EASTERN

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

NORTHERN QUEST

RESORT & CASINO

Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena

The Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena is no stranger to hosting sporting events. The arena is home to the Spokane Chiefs, a major junior team that plays in the Western Hockey League, and the Spokane Shock of the Arena Football League. . The arena has also hosted events such as Men’s and Women’s NCAA DI Basketball Tournament games, USA Gymnastics events, figure skating, and more. The floor is 32,000 square feet and the 14-foot high concourse is a spacious 35,000 square feet with 16 luxury suites. In addition, there are six meeting rooms located at the Spokane Arena, totaling 10,050 square feet of meeting space.

The Spokane Arena has a seating capacity for:

• 12,638 for end-stage concerts

• 12,494 for center-stage shows

• 12,210 for basketball

• 10,759 for ice hockey

• 10,771 for arena football

•  6,951 for half-house shows

Spokane Convention Center

The Spokane Convention Center campus sits along the banks of the Spokane River and affords users beautiful views of the 100-acre Riverfront Park and direct access to the Centennial Trail. The campus includes the INB Performing Arts Center and the Spokane Convention Center, with the focal point being the new Exhibit Hall. The Exhibit Hall can accommodate thousands of people for trade shows, community events, sporting events, meetings and banquets.

A recent renovation of the Spokane Convention Center offers more than 164,307 square feet of user-friendly meeting space. The facility includes 24 state of the art breakout rooms, including the Conference Theatre. The Conference Theatre is perfect for multimedia presentations for up to 270 people.

Recent renovation projects include a 25,310 square foot, fully finished ballroom that is divisible into three sections as well as three Bays that can be joined together to create a 13,730 square foot ballroom for meetings, trade shows or banquets. The INB Performing Arts Center, which is adjacent to the Spokane Convention Center, has a 2,700 seat auditorium with a built in stage, perfect for performances or plenary sessions.

For warm weather events, there is the Roof Deck, with a panoramic view of the river and Riverfront Park, ideal for up to 500 people for a stand-up reception. Other outdoor spaces include the Arbor, located right on the Centennial Trail, the grassy Plaza directly in front of the Exhibit Hall and the INB Performing Arts Center Breezeway.

The HUB Sports Center

The HUB Sports Center is a 66,670 square foot multi-use sports facility that contains five regulation basketball courts and three large studios for dance, aerobics and classrooms.  It is the 3rd largest indoor sports venue in the greater Spokane area behind the Spokane Arena and the McCarthey Athletic Center.

Equipped with 2,000 portable bleacher seats, the HUB Sports Center can easily adapt into different configurations depending on the event need. The HUB also has a full concession area that can be utilized for tournaments. Situated on over 3 acres, the HUB Sports Center has ample parking and is located just off of the I-90 corridor. Conveniently located in the Spokane Valley, The HUB is minutes from hotels, shopping, and restaurants making it an ideal host for events.

 

Eastern Washington University

Just a short drive from Spokane, Eastern Washington University offers a wide variety of facilities, both indoor and outdoor.

The University Recreation Center is a sport lovers dream. With seating capacity for 850, the center boasts a 19,455 square foot arena that can be transformed into an ice rink or into two basketball sport courts.  The facility also includes a 30-foot indoor climbing wall, a fitness center, locker rooms, and a two-lane 200 meter running track.

The Sports and Recreation Center is a multi use facility on campus. The SRC contains several dance studios and gym spaces, a weight lifting gym, wrestling room, and 12 racquetball courts. Located on the southern end of the SRC is the Jim Thorpe Fieldhouse. This space can be configured for multiple activities, including track and field, indoor tennis courts, and basketball courts. The Reese Court is what the Sports and Recreation Center is most well known for. The 20,000 square foot facility can seat up to 6,000 spectators for a variety of events. The court is home to the university’s basketball and volleyball programs.

The Aquatic Center at Eastern has been a staple of the athletic facilities for 35 years. The pool is perfectly laid out to host swimming, water polo, and synchronized swimming events.

The Roos field is one of the most eye catching outdoor stadiums with its bright red turf. The stadium consists of a full sized football field and a ten-lane track. Seating capacity is 8,700.

 

Northern Quest Resort and Casino

A premier destination resort in the Inland Northwest, Northern Quest Resort and Casino is the ideal venue for meetings, corporate events, and entertainment. Their state of the art Pend Oreille Pavilion offers a flexible floor plan to fit almost any event need. It is the perfect space for larger events and can also be divided up for smaller floor events as well.  In 2012 the Pend Oreille Pavilion played host to the Women’s Olympic Boxing Team Trials and continues to host the USA Men’s and Women’s Boxing Championships.

Outdoor Facilities

The Spokane region has a variety of indoor and outdoor venues appropriate for all sizes of sports events. Here are just a few of the highlights:

AVISTA

STADIUM

DWIGHT-MERKEL

SPORTS COMPLEX

PLANTES FERRY

SPORTS STADIUM

SPOKANE POLO

FIELDS

SPOKANE FALLS

COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Avista Stadium

Avista Stadium is an attractive, well-kept facility that has gained a reputation locally, regionally and nationally as a terrific setting for minor league baseball and a great place for all baseball fans to enjoy a game. Avista stadium is home to the Spokane Indians minor league baseball team, a Class "A" short-season affiliate for the Texas Rangers organization. The stadium opened in 1958 and holds 7,162 people.

 

Left Field - 335 ft, Center Field - 398 ft, Right Field - 335 ft

Joe Albi Stadium & Dwight Merkel Sports Complex

Joe Albi Stadium & Dwight Merkel Sports Complex is Spokane's largest sports complex, encompassing approximately 80 acres. Built in the 1950s, Albi is a grand arena that hosts a variety of sporting and non-sporting events throughout the year. The stadium seating capacity is 22,000 and has six full size natural grass soccer fields, five softball diamonds with lights, One youth baseball field, and two full size synthetic athletic fields with lights for flag football and ultimate Frisbee. The Sports Complex also has a skate park, playground, splash pad and a BMX track with lights and timing equipment. In addition, a paved perimeter trail, plus an unpaved hiking trail approximately 1-mile long that leads down to Riverside State Park's trails round out the sports complex's amenities.

Plantes Ferry Sports Complex

Plantes Ferry is an 80-acre park with 5 softball fields, 13 soccer fields, play equipment, hiking trails, shelters and a barbeque area. Plantes Ferry has hosted numerous high school and local cross country competitions, as well as the 2006 USTAF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships, the 2008 USTAF National Club Cross Country Championships, 2010 USA Cross Country National Championships, and the 2011 NCAA DII Cross Country National Championships.

Runners have labeled the course as both spectator and competitor friendly. Spectators can enjoy watching the race at several locations with very little transitioning. While the competitors like the venue for its ability to provide a fast course, a challenging course, or a course somewhere in between. The course elevation is approximately 1,800 feet and 99% of the course is either grass or dirt. Ample parking (over 1,000 spots) is available at Plantes Ferry.

 

Spokane Polo Fields

The Spokane Polo Fields are located just north of downtown Spokane in picturesque Airway Heights. The polo grounds are ten minutes from downtown Spokane and the Spokane Airport and boast 1,100 meticulously manicured acres. The polo grounds have two of the oldest and highest quality polo pitches in the Northwest and can accommodate up to sixteen soccer fields. Athletes have labeled the venue as both spectator and competitor friendly. Spectators can enjoy watching events from several locations with very little transitioning, while the competitors like the venue for its quality and flat surface.

 

Spokane Falls Community College

Spokane Falls Community College has an outstanding 400-meter track with 80-meter straight a ways, 120-meter curves and 42-inch lanes. The facility has two javelin runaways, four discus rings, two shot put rings, a hammer ring, four long jump/triple jump runways, three pole vault runways, and one high jump apron.

SFCC Stadium is home to the Community Colleges of Spokane’s soccer matches. The stadium is equipped with 4,000 seats, lights, and is fully secured.  In addition, the stadium has a professional sound system, full scoreboard, concession facility, adequate restrooms and spectator viewing areas. SFCC Stadium has a natural field surface and measures 72’ by 115’.

In addition to the game field, the complex has two additional soccer fields and an immaculate baseball and softball park. The softball field meets collegiate regulations at 220ft and has adequate seating and viewing for softball games. The Baseball field also meets collegiate regulation at 300 ft. The stadium is in close proximity to restrooms, a concession stand and press box and is equipped with overhead lights for night games.

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About Spokane Sports Commission

Sports don't just entertain. They improve communities. They drive economies. And no other organization brings sports events to the Inland Northwest like the Spokane Sports Commission. We are a nonprofit coalition of regional government; business and volunteers committed to recruiting and developing sports events. With these events come tourism dollars, entertainment and media attention attracting sports fans from around the world. Business wins. Kids win. Fans win, our region wins.

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