Celebrate the Spokane Arena's 20th Anniversary with an open house tonight

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A new mural at the Spokane Arena by Todd and Cain Benson. - JEFF FERGUSON PHOTO
  • Jeff Ferguson photo
  • A new mural at the Spokane Arena by Todd and Cain Benson.

As you've probably noticed from the special advertising sections in the Inlander in recent months, the Spokane Arena is celebrating its 20th year as the city's premier indoor sports stadium and largest concert/event venue. The Arena has been celebrating their anniversary all year with big shows from a number of big classic rock and country acts — some of which are still on the horizon — but tonight, they're opening their doors to the public to celebrate their 20th.

Even if you've been to a ton of shows and games at the Arena, tonight's open house offers a totally different look. You can take self-guided tours, get down on the Shock's playing field and toss the ol' pigskin around, check out the Chiefs locker room and also get a rare look at the backstage areas where all your favorite rock stars hang out. There's also cake!

The event will also celebrate the new mural in the arena (pictured above) by artistic duo, brothers Todd and Cain Benson. You might recognize their style from their expansive mural at the Maple Street train overpass near Browne's Addition.

Tonight's event begins at 5 pm and the doors will be open until 8 pm. Here are all the details.