Sports Stream Through Spokane in March
Thousands of Athletes and Millions of Dollars
Shoot, spike and jab. Those aren’t the rules of a new sport, but best describes the huge sporting events coming to Spokane in March. From Airway Heights to Spokane Valley, and packing Veteran’s Memorial Arena and the Convention Center in between, Spokane’s reputation as a great sports town will be exemplified. The WIAA Hardwood Classic State B Basketball Championships, USA Volleyball Pacific Northwest Qualifier, NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championships and USA Boxing National Championships will share the March sports calendar in Spokane. Restaurants, hotels and retail shops will be buzzing as athletes, family and fans are expected to spend more than $7.5 million combined. Now that’s a nice way to boost the economy!
WIAA Hardwood Classic State B Basketball Championships
The smallest high schools with the best basketball teams in Washington head to Spokane for a favorite annual tradition, State B. Feb 28-March 2, State B Basketball takes over the Spokane Arena with 32 teams, 480 athletes and coaches and more than 1,500 fans from smallest corners of the state. Whether you’re a fan of the girls tournament or boys or both, outstanding basketball and inspiring school spirit never disappoints in the battle for the State B title!
NCAA DI Women’s Basketball Championships
March madness will be on blast in Spokane as Gonzaga University hosts the first and second rounds of the 2013 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championships at McCarthey Athletic Center March 23 and 25. The action doesn’t stop there. NCAA Women’s Basketball keeps rolling in Spokane when Washington State University hosts the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena March 30-April 1. The road to the Final Four makes a pivotal stop in Spokane. Don’t miss a moment of the madness, tickets available now for the first and second rounds at McCarthey Athletic Center. Follow this link for tickets to the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight at the Spokane Arena.
USA Volleyball Pacific Northwest Qualifier
Volleyball fills the Spokane Convention Center on the weekends of March 23-25 and March 30-April 1. The USA Volleyball Pacific Northwest Qualifier (PNQ) continues to be the largest hotel room night generating event in Spokane and it’s bigger than ever this year! Athletes will arrive from all over the western United States, even Hawaii. In its 16th year, PNQ will bring more than $5 million into Spokane, 500 teams and more than 10,000 room nights to area hotels. Bump, set, spike those numbers! Visit the tournament website.
USA Boxing National Championships
The country’s finest Olympic-style boxing comes to Spokane when the USA Boxing National Championships arrive March 31-April 6. Preliminary bouts will be held at The Hub Sports Center in Spokane Valley while Northern Quest Resort & Casino hosts the final-round bouts. Tickets for all bouts, including the preliminary bouts at The Hub, can be purchased through Northern Quest Resort & Casino. Overnight packages are also being offered through the resort. Expect 675 boxers, coaches and fans from around the United States. Read More.
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 Regional Sports Commission. Our vision is to establish the Spokane region as the premier destination for youth and amateur sports in the Western United States generating a significant economic impact, improving the quality of life, while bringing prominence and recognition to the Inland Northwest. For more information, please visit our website www.spokanesports.org.
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