Boise officials might change the way the city would pay for the proposed new main library and sports stadium to avoid putting the projects on the ballot this November. Boiseans could vote on them anyway. Read more here. Meanwhile, the Boise State Broncos baseball team, potential future co-tenants of the new stadium, have unveiled the uniforms they will wear when they return to action in 2020, after a four-decade hiatus. Read more and watch video here.
Boise city officials want to build an $85 million new main library and a $50 million stadium west of Downtown. They want to use urban-renewal money to help pay for them. A bill moving through the Legislature could crimp those plans. Or could it? Read more here.
Greenstone Properties and the City of Boise are reportedly negotiating an agreement that could bring a ballpark to Downtown Boise (ID). Read more here.
A year after Boise State University announced it would build a baseball stadium of its own instead of playing at a proposed downtown Boise (ID) sports park, the developer is trying to get the school back on board. Read more here. Boise State is already working to build their team that will begin play in 2020. Read more and watch news report here.
Uniforms for Boise State’s revived baseball program
Details are sketchy, but an interaction between Capital City Development Corporation executive director John Brunelle and ballpark opponent and Concerned Taxpayers of Boise member Bill Illett inside Boise City Council chambers became heated enough for a Boise Police officer to be called in for a report of a battery. Apparently, the two had a pre-existing relationship as co-owners of the failed Idaho Stampede (NBA D-League) basketball team. Read more here. Read UPDATE here.
The Boise Hawks (Single-A, Northwest League) may not be moving to downtown Boise (ID) after all. The proposed site of the multi-use stadium that would also house the the team has been moved to an unspecified West End location. Read more here and here.
At the developer’s request, the city of Boise (ID) will not schedule decision-making hearings on a Downtown Boise stadium project until the developer submits a more detailed proposal along with an application to rezone the property. Read more here.