Downtown streets close on Friday for Hoopfest weekend
SPOKANE, Wash. — The City of Spokane and Spokane Hoopfest are reminding the public that some downtown streets will be closed through the weekend. Many downtown streets have already been closed as of 7 pm. on Friday.
These closures are being made so volunteers can begin transforming the downtown core into hundreds of basketball courts for this weekend’s tournament.
“We are excited to have the event back and also realize that it’s been three years, people are out of practice and some things in the downtown environment have changed,” says Communications Manager Kirstin Davis. “We have new meters in place, an updated parking reservation system that doesn’t look the same and construction projects underway so it can be a lot to take in and navigate.”
Here’s what you need to know:
- No on-street parking will be allowed after 7 p.m. on Friday within the event site, which includes Spokane Falls Blvd. south to Sprague Ave. and Washington St. west to Lincoln St.
- Cars within the event site that are parking after 7 p.m. will be towed immediately.
- Be patient and follow signed detour routes.
- Slow down and be extra alert for pedestrians.
Division and Browne will be open for travel on the east side of the event, and Monroe and Lincoln will be open for travel on the west side of the event. Second and Third Avenue will be open for travel on the south side of the event.
“There are going to be streets that stay open throughout the event to get people into various parking lots, hotels and what not. Just keep an eye out for the pedestrians that are working and playing,” said Adam Jackson, Hoopfest’s traffic and safety manager.
Below you can find a map of what streets will be closed this weekend:
Make sure to follow signed detour routes. Most streets will reopen by 9 p.m. on Sunday.
You can find more info about how to get to and from the event here.
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