City, Hoopfest team up for outdoor 5-on-5 league

Spokane is doubling up on March madness this year.

The Spokane Hoopfest Association and Spokane Parks and Recreation have partnered to develop an outdoor recreational basketball league that will begin next month, pitting five-on-five teams against one another for an eight-week season.

The Hooptown USA Outdoor League was designed with COVID-19 in mind and complies with current guidelines, according to the parks department.

Its March launch comes as Gonzaga University men’s and women’s basketball teams appear poised to make a run for glory in their respective NCAA championship tournaments.

“We’ve been on pins and needles waiting for basketball to have some (reopening) guidance, and it hasn’t had any guidance.

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