What measures would have to be in place for you to feel comfortable at a concert again?


SPOKANE, Wash. — The Spokane Public Facilities District is facing the same problems as many businesses looking to reopen, as they weigh the odds of opening up the city’s venues again.

Like many local business owners, the District is creating a strategic plan to reopen their venues with social distancing and sanitation protocols—a task easier said than done.

The current hurdle for the Spokane Arena is figuring out how to hold a show while enforcing safety guidelines for an audience of potentially up to 12,000 people.

Perhaps the most immediate solution, filling every other seat, may not be worth it financially. 4 News Now has reached out to other businesses who have weighed the costs of partial service; which only nets partial revenue.

For many business owners, it simply is not worth the effort.

So far, the venue with the best chance of reopening is the First Interstate Center for the Arts, based on its capacity size and other factors.

Now, the Spokane Public Facilities District is seeking public input on when they would be willing to see a show, and what safety measures you would be willing to undergo to see a performance.

You can let the City know by filling out their online survey here.