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Boise State launches stadium renovation project

Coach Harsin: “This project is a game-changer for Bronco football.”
Posted: 1:28 PM, Jan 02, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-03 08:51:16-05

BOISE, Idaho — The Boise State Athletics Department intends to move forward with plans for a renovation of the east side of Albertsons Stadium, Director of Athletics Curt Apsey said Thursday.

A new website has been built to highlight the project, including conceptual renderings, FAQs and information regarding how you can get involved in the project.

Officials say a timeline for the project will be established once it’s been determined how quickly revenue streams will be generated in order to begin the approval process with University leadership and the State Board of Education. The project will be funded with a combination of private fundraising and money associated with new premium seating options.

This will not affect season ticket holders for the 2020 season.

Also, until the project is approved and put out to bid, officials say they cannot determine the actual cost.

The project will feature a complete remodel of the east side of Albertsons Stadium with a focus on touching every aspect of Bronco Athletics. Highlights include an exterior face lift, an expanded concourse, upgraded amenities, premium seating, a brand-new academic center, and a dedicated home for BroncoLife.

"It is a rare opportunity to take on a project that will impact every student-athlete in our department and our fans,” Apsey said. “That's what is so special about the East Side Renovation. This project benefits everybody."

As a result of the renovation, new seating options will become available on the east side, and include a reconfigured lower bowl and premium seating. Those displaced will have priority in the reconfigured lower bowl based on their priority rank. All other season ticket holders will be able to select new seats during the normal upgrade process.

The project, once completed, will offer two different seating options:

1. The lower bowl of the east side will be changing, and Boise State says it is committed to offering current ticket holders a better experience at a reasonable price. East side ticket holders will be closer to the field than ever before and can look forward to a larger concourse with upgraded restrooms and concessions.

2. Premium seating will be offered on the east side lower bowl of Albertsons Stadium for the first time. Approximately 300 club seats and 36 four-person loge boxes will be added, along with a premium indoor club space with expanded food and beverage options. Current season ticket holders can add their names to the wait list for premium seating options.

"Our mentality is about being in a constant state of improving and getting better,” Boise State football head coach Bryan Harsin said. “That's the entire 'Attack The Future' push that defines our program.

“Enhancing the east side of Albertsons Stadium with additional premium seating, upgraded fan amenities, and developing an area that will benefit our student-athletes academically, nutritionally and in (both) life skills and career development is absolutely vital to the success of our program. This project is a game-changer for Bronco football on so many levels,” he added.

(rendering courtesy: BSU)