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Public to vote on new stadium proposal in Spokane

The City Council in Spokane, Washington State will ask the public to vote on the location of a new sports complex in the city. reports that the advisory vote is being added to the Nov 6 ballot where voters will choose between replacing Joe Albi stadium (pictured), or building a new sports complex in downtown Spokane near the arena. But the outcome of the vote will not bind the school board to build at either location.

Spokane Public Schools are asking voters to approve a $456 million bond in November to build new schools and a $30 million stadium.

Several council members including council president Ben Stuckart have voiced views that using public dollars on public safety is more important than assisting with the construction cost of a new stadium.