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Albertsons Stadium, Boise

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Albertsons Stadium is an outdoor athletic stadium in the western United States, located on the campus of Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. It is the home field of the Boise State Broncos of the Mountain West Conference. Known as Bronco Stadium for its first 44 seasons, it was renamed in May 2014 when Albertsons, a chain of grocery stores founded by Boise area resident Joe Albertson, purchased the naming rights.
Opened 51 years ago in 1970, it was also a track & field stadium and hosted the NCAA track & field championships twice, in 1994 and 1999. The stadium was used extensively for local high school football for decades until August 2012, when games were transferred a few blocks northeast to the new Dona Larsen Park, which is also the new home venue of Boise State's track & field team.

Albertsons Stadium is widely known for its unusual blue playing surface, installed in 1986, while Boise State was in the Big Sky Conference. It was the first non-green playing surface (outside of painted end zones) in football history and remained the only one among NCAA Division I FBS schools for almost 20 years.

Since 1997, it has hosted the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (known as the Humanitarian Bowl and the MPC Computers Bowl prior to 2011), which is the longest-running outdoor bowl game in a cold-weather venue.

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  • I #BleedBlue. But the fit and finish of the suites looks like it was built for a D2 school by the low bidder. I doubt BSU will ever get a chance to step it up with a new expansion...which is a shame  more »
  • If you head over to the side of the stadium near the river you can get a great view of the field through the fence. Sometimes the fence next to it is open and you can walk through and get an even...  more »
  • Great stadium. We had lots of fun with the Boise vs Marshal game. Wish the seats were a bit bigger, but that's okay. Love that there is other parking options, it was fun to walk by the park to get to our vehicle.
  • For the 1st concert held at this stadium, it was perfect... Even the sound issues seemed to pale in comparison of the wonderful Garth Brooks. Security was good and stadium was packed, which could have been a disaster. However, it was incredible!!!
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