Sports in Spokane, Washington

Sports In Spokane, Washington

Spokane, Washington has a rich sporting culture and the area residents are active in many spectator and participant sports. Although Spokane lacks any major, nationally recognized professional sports teams, Spokane has a sports friendly atmosphere, and was recognized and rated #99 in the Sporting News 2006 "99 Best Sporting Cities" list. In 2009, Sports Business Journal rated Spokane as the 5th best minor league sports market in America out of 239 markets.

Spectators may attend sporting events around the Spokane area, including professional and collegiate sporting events. Participants enjoy activities from running the annual Lilac Bloomsday Run and playing in the annual Hoopfest. Spokane is associated as being home to some sports teams that have gained national recognition in the their respective arenas. Spokane's professional sports teams include the Spokane Shock (af2), Spokane Indians (Northwest League), Spokane Chiefs (Western Hockey League), and the Spokane Black Widows (Women's Premier Soccer League).

Club Sport League Stadium (or Arena)
Spokane Shock Arena football AFL (National Conference, West Division) Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
Spokane Chiefs Ice hockey Western Hockey League (U.S. Division) Spokane Arena
Spokane Indians Baseball Northwest League (Eastern Division) Avista Stadium
Spokane Black Widows Soccer Women's Premier Soccer League (Pacific - North Division) Joe Albi Stadium

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