Commissioners OK $25 million in bonds for Spokane Sportsplex

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Spokane County commissioners have approved issuance of $25 million in bonds to help build the Spokane Sportsplex – a proposed multiuse sports facility with capacity to host national and local events.

The Spokesman-Review reports the $42 million Sportsplex – to be constructed on a 5-acre site north of the Spokane River and Riverfront Park – has been in the works for several years.

Plans for the more than 180,000 square foot Sportsplex call for a multipurpose fieldhouse with a 200-meter, six-lane indoor hydraulic banked track, 17 volleyball courts, 10 basketball courts, 21 wrestling mats and an NHL-sized ice rink.

The Sportsplex will be funded through a combination of $11 million in bond reserve funds from the facilities district, $5 million from the city of Spokane and $2 million from a state capital budget request – in addition to $25 million in bonds from the county.