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Boise State Plans Major Renovations For Aging Albertsons Stadium

The renovation includes an exterior facelift, expanded concourse, upgraded amenities and premium seating
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The renovation includes an exterior facelift, expanded concourse, upgraded amenities and premium seating
Photo: boise state athletics
The renovation includes an exterior facelift, expanded concourse, upgraded amenities and premium seating
Photo: boise state athletics

The Boise State athletics department intends to move forward with plans for a "renovation of the east side of Albertsons Stadium, despite declining attendance and ticket revenue," according to Rachel Roberts of the IDAHO STATESMAN. The long-discussed East Side Renovation will "include an exterior facelift, expanded concourse, upgraded amenities, premium seating, academic center and a dedicated home for BroncoLife," BSU's program that "helps student-athletes transition to college." This will be the "first significant upgrade to the stadium" since a bleacher expansion in '12 and the completion of the football facility in '13. A timeline and estimated cost for the project will be "established once it has been determined how quickly necessary revenue streams will be generated." BSU said that the project will be "funded with a combination of private fundraising and money associated with new premium seating options." The new premium seating will "comprise approximately 300 club seats and 36 four-person loge boxes." The indoor club space will have "expanded food and beverage options" (IDAHO STATESMAN, 1/3). See more details of the renovation plans from Boise State's dedicated website.