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 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 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 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 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.