City council approves funding for Spokane Sportsplex

City council approves funding for Spokane Sportsplex

It’s looking like Spokane will see a new multi-million sports complex on the north bank of the Spokane River soon, as the Spokane City Council voted 6-1 to approve city funding Monday.

Council members approved an interlocal agreement that would clear the way for design and construction to begin on the sportsplex, pledging $5 million in the process. The 180,000 square foot complex, worth $42 million, would hold space for basketball and volleyball games as well as track and wrestling events.

The park board also approved the agreement on Thursday, which just leaves the public facilities district to sign off.

The process has gone on without a public vote because the public facilities district will use money from an existing tax, without creating a new one, to pay for the building.

The public facilities district will vote on the interlocal agreement Tuesday afternoon. The district’s CEO told KXLY she was confident it will pass. If all goes according to plan, we’ll see the sportsplex up and running in 2021.

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