Help the Spokane Indians Win Best of the Ballparks
Thanks to your support, Avista Stadium has reached the finals of Ballpark Digest's Best of the Ballparks competition! Your votes helped our home field defeat Scotiabank Field (Vancouver Canadians), BB&T Ballpark (Williamsport Crosscutters), and MCU Park (Brooklyn Cyclones) - but we're not done yet. Avista Stadium is in a tough match-up with Gesa Stadium (Tri-City Dust Devils) in the championship round and we need your votes to claim the title of best Short-Season A ballpark in baseball!
Fans are allowed to vote once per device, per day (so make sure you're voting on your computers, tablets and phones; you can also vote on multiple browsers like Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Firefox in the same day). Simply scroll down the page and click on on the Spokane Indians logo to submit your vote for Avista Stadium.
One of the crown jewels of Minor League Baseball, Avista Stadium was built in 1958 as a home for the Dodgers Triple-A affiliate after the team moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles. Since that time, the ballpark has served as a training ground for future Hall of Famers, been home of the greatest minor league team in the second half of the 20th century, and even played host to the inaugural Northwest League vs. Pioneer League All-Star Game in 2015. In 2013, Avista Stadium underwent major renovations including concessions facilities and a new team store, and in 2014, nearly 300 parking spaces were added to help improve the game day experience for our fans. Last year, Avista Stadium was named as a Top 100 Stadium Experience in North America, finishing ahead of notable MLB venues like Petco Park and AT&T Stadium.
It's not just the ballpark itself that sets our friendly confines apart, though. The playing surface in Spokane is widely regarded as big league quality with Avista Stadium having been named NWL Field of the Year for 18 of the past 21 seasons. The award is given annually to the team that has the best playing surface and maintains the highest quality field throughout the 76-game season as voted on by Northwest League managers and coaches.
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Avista Stadium, home of the Spokane Indians
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