The Podium sports complex in Spokane has received a Special Mention in the Urban Land Institute 2023 ULI Americas Awards for Excellence competition. The Podium is a word-class indoor championship sports and event venue contributing to city vibrancy and the regional economy.

Recognized as one of the real estate industry’s most prestigious award programs, the ULI Awards highlight outstanding real estate developments and urban visionaries throughout North & South America contributing to inspirational placemaking. While architecture plays a role, award winners reflect success in the full project development process. Evaluation criteria include marketplace acceptance, design, planning, technology, amenities, economic impact, management, community engagement, innovation, and sustainability.