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Avista Stadium renovation unveils hidden treasure: floor safe

Spokane IndiansThe $2.8 million upgrade of Avista Stadium, the home of the Spokane Indians (short season A; Northwest League), has yielded an unexpected surprise: a sealed floor safe.

Alas, the Indians won’t be opening the safe any time soon — insert your own Geraldo Rivera joke here — but it will be left uncovered, so fans can walk by and speculate on the contents. Too bad, although we suspect the safe has been empty for a long time and team officials are aware of that fact.

Otherwise, the renovations are right on schedule for the 2013 season. From the Spokesman-Review:

“Everything will be up to today’s standards as opposed to 1958 standards,” said [ Indians Senior Vice President Otto] Klein. “In 1958, it was a summer-use-only facility, and now business has changed and it’s a 365-days-a-year operation.”

The highlight for fans should be the new concessions building, which will have more “points of sale” for faster service, a greater variety of food and payment options other than cash. Unlike previous seasons, fans will be able to purchase any item from one vendor rather than working their way through multiple lines.

The new walk-in team store, connected to the administrative building, will be open year-round and replaces a trailer shack. Klein expects double the merchandise options from past years.

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