Jul. 1, 2015

Albertsons Stadium Earns National Sports Safety, Security Award

by Sherry Squires, Boise State University

Boise State University’s Albertsons Stadium has been recognized as one of the most secure sporting event venues on any college campus.

Albertsons Stadium will receive a Facility of Merit for Safety and Security award for security measures that were implemented during the 2014 football season, including the addition of metal detectors — 50 magnetometers and 75 hand wands. The addition of metal detectors came on the heels of a high-level game day security program that has been in place for years.

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Mar. 28, 2016

Bogus Basin & Boise School District Gave Students Winter Sports Opportunity

Students from throughout the Boise School District hit the slopes for two days in February for an all-expenses-paid day at Bogus Basin with equipment rental, ski and snowboard lessons, lunch, and transportation.

The trip, part of a partnership between Bogus Basin and Boise School District, was earned by hundreds of students enrolled in AVID, a program that targets students in the academic middle who have the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard. The incentive was awarded to junior high and senior high school-age students who achieved certain GPA and attendance benchmarks.

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Jul. 13, 2015

The Blue Goes Green

The Blue Goes Green

The famous blue turf of Albertsons Stadium at Boise State University is transitioned to real green grass for the upcoming Basque Friendly Soccer game featuring La Liga’s Athletic Club de Bilbao and Liga MX’s Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente. This time-lapse video shows six days of work to lay down surface layers and special sod in under a minute and a half. 
(video by Darin Oswald)

Jul. 11, 2015

2015 Twilight Criterium

2015 Twilight Criterium Bike Race through downtown Boise

Thousands of spectators watched professional and amateur cyclists compete on the streets of downtown Boise on July 11 at the annual Twilight Criterium. 

Jul. 31, 2015

Bringing World-Class Skateboarding to Boise

by Boise Skateboard Association

The long-awaited $1.5 million dollar redesign of Rhodes Park is now underway. The 1.28-acre skatepark is being completely revamped with the help of Seattle-based Grindline, one of America’s foremost skatepark designers. The park was designed to include all levels of skating in both street and vert to create a destination skatepark for Boise. 

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