To all Border Smackdown participants regarding venue change from The Podium to the Spokane Convention Center:

The Spokane Public Facilities District which owns and operates The Podium and The Spokane Convention Center would like to welcome all athletes, coaches and spectators to the Border Smackdown in May. The PFD had hoped to host this great event in the new Podium this year. But due to delays with availability of product and shipping issues we had to delay some of the construction that is needed to complete the Podium. Our only time to complete this phase of construction is in May. We will be able to provide a completed state-of-the-art venue for the BST in 2023. We look forward to hosting this event as we have for the past several Border Smackdowns in the Spokane Convention Center in May of 2022.

Paul Christiansen

Director of Sports

Spokane Public Facilities District

Spokane Convention Center

334 W Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane, WA 99201

The Spokane Convention Center campus sits on the banks of the Spokane River located in the heart of downtown providing spectacular views of the 100-acre Riverfront Park along with close access to numerous restaurants, hotels, entertainment opportunities and unique shopping. 

Please note that the Spokane Convention Center has a CLEAR BAG policy for all spectators.  Make sure you are prepared prior to arrival!  

Players and coaches are still allowed backpacks.

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This tournament is made possible through the partnership with our local hotels. Hotels are in close proximity to the event venue, restaurants, shopping and entertainment!

Team Travel Source Booking Link
We partner with Team Travel Source to offer a simple solution to booking team hotel accommodations. Similar to a travel booking website, Team Travel Source's site will show you distance, compare rates and MORE! 

Why are they different than those OTHER travel booking sites? Since those other sites are Third Party sites the hotels cannot help you with your reservation directly and you are stuck dealing with those travel sites instead of the local hotel.

This is NOT the case with Team Travel Source, you are able to work with the hotel directly OR one of their helpful customer service staff to manage your reservation. Manage your teams hotel accommodations with ease!

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About Spokane

Spokane, WA

Spokane, serves as a shopping, entertainment, sports, and medical hub for the Pacific Northwest. Athletes and fans alike love to come to Spokane. We are home to Bloomsday, the largest timed road race in the nation, as well as Hoopfest, the largest three-on-three street basketball tournament in the world. Ironman is held each year in beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho—just a 30-minute drive away. We are home to Gonzaga Bulldogs, Eastern Eagles, and Washington State Cougars. Here in Spokane, sports reign supreme.

Getting Here

Getting here is easy. Located along the I-90 corridor, Spokane is a simple drive from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Western Montana, and southern portions of Alberta and British Columbia. Downtown Spokane is located only 7 minutes from the Airport.