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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Will the Big Sky Conference come to Spokane? That's what many sports-lovers are asking after a site visit from the Big Sky Conference at the Spokane Arena. It is an event that would impact everyone in Spokane if it did come, since the Big Sky Conference estimates it would bring an extra 2,500 visitors into the city. They say that would equate $3,500,000 in economic impact.

As for Spokane's chances, the Deputy Commissioner says they've narrowed it down to five cities, including Spokane. The other cities are Billings, Missoula, Reno, and Ogden. The factors they use to decide go beyond the venue. They take into account the locker rooms for the players, the travel expenses, and availability of hotel rooms as well.

The Selection Site Committee will decide which city will host the conference in 2016-2018 later this spring.

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