A professional, multi-sports stadium complex in the Treasure Valley has been a topic that has been white-hot over the past few years. And now, after going cold for a few months, the project maybe warming up again. Watch news report here. Read more here.
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The Latest on Boise Ballpark Saga
Filed under Design & Construction, Legal, Market & Location, Stadium Issues
Boise Ballpark Developer Abandons Effort to Acquire West End Property, What’s Next?
Faced with bad news from Boise (ID) voters, the developer of the proposed $50 million Boise baseball and soccer stadium has changed his mind and decided not to buy the West End property he sought. That ends any chance that a stadium will be built there. Read more here.
Boise State Back to Building Own On-Campus Ballpark
Boise State University will have baseball on its own campus after all. On Tuesday, the university announced it won’t join a public-private partnership between the city of Boise and Atlanta-based developer Chris Schoen to build a sports park in the city’s West End, choosing instead to build a stadium south of its campus. Read more here and here.
Vote May Not Be Necessary for New Boise Ballpark, Broncos Unveil Inaugural Unis
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.
The next piece of the puzzle is in place and we continue to build this. We’ve got uniforms! https://t.co/OY6CNNzc5K #BleedBlue pic.twitter.com/4X07CiDllC
— Boise State Baseball (@broncosportsbsb) May 2, 2019
Legislature vs. Boise on Ballpark Front?
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.
City, Developer Negotiating Boise Ballpark Deal
Greenstone Properties and the City of Boise are reportedly negotiating an agreement that could bring a ballpark to Downtown Boise (ID). Read more here.
Boise Ballpark Developer Working to Lure Boise State Back
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.
Development Official vs. Boise Ballpark Opponent: Police Called
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.
Filed under Stadium Issues
Site for Proposed Boise Ballpark Moves from Downtown to West End
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.
Hearing on Boise Ballpark Development Delayed
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.
Greenstone Faces Heat Over Proposed Boise Ballpark Location
Greenstone Properties, the Atlanta (GA)-based developer that wants to build a baseball stadium for the Boise Hawks (Single-A, Northwest League) on the southern edge of Downtown Boise (ID), held a public meeting Tuesday on the proposed project, and angry opponents were out in force. Read more and watch video here.
Filed under League & Franchise, Market & Location, Stadium Issues
Boise Hawks Ownership Returns to Ballpark Plan A
After more than a year of negotiating local politics and evaluating alternatives, the managing partner of the Boise Hawks (Single-A, Northwest League) ownership group has returned to his Plan A: proposing a stadium on the southeast corner of Americana Boulevard and Shoreline Drive in Downtown Boise. Read more here.
Agreement Reached to Acquire Property for New Boise Hawks Ballpark
The Boise Hawks (Single-A, Northwest League) have taken a step closer to moving into downtown Boise. The team has announced that real estate firm Greenstone Properties has reached an agreement to acquire an 11-acre property from St. Luke’s Heath System, which would be the planned future home for the Hawks and professional soccer. Read more here.
Boise State Picks Location for Ballpark
Boise State plans to build a ballpark for its added baseball program north of the intersection of Beacon Street and Grant Avenue. The university announced late last month it was withdrawing from the effort to build a Downtown Boise baseball stadium that would house the Boise Hawks (Single-A, Northwest League). That effort continues without the Broncos. Read more and view location here.
Boise State Baseball, Soccer Won’t Share Hawks New Ballpark
Boise State University announced that it will have no involvement in a proposed Downtown Boise stadium, deciding instead to build its own stadium on or near campus. Read more here. Read more thoughts here.
Filed under Design & Construction, Lease & Contracts, Stadium Issues
Debating the Proposed New Ballpark in Boise, Comparisons to Fort Wayne
As previously reported, the managing partner of the Boise Hawks (Single-A, Northwest League) is poised to buy 11 acres in Downtown Boise (ID), part of which he would donate to the city for the construction of a 5,000-seat, multisport stadium and event center. The stadium would be the new home for the Hawks, revived Boise State baseball, and a soccer team. Read more here.
Filed under Design & Construction, Money & Financials, Stadium Issues
Boise State Talks to Media About Return of Baseball, New Ballpark
For the first time since the downtown stadium proposal has gone mainstream, Boise State is publicly showing support for it as a home to their soccer and baseball teams. Read more and watch new report here.
Opposition Organizing Against New Boise Hawks Stadium
After months of eyebrow-raising from a few Boise (ID) City Hall skeptics, opposition to the stadium proposal has organized. Gary Michael, former CEO of Albertsons, and Bill Ilett, former managing partner of Boise’s former Idaho Stampede D-League basketball team, formed a nonprofit organization in July that opposes the stadium. Read more here.
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Boise Moving Forward with Financial Planning for New Ballpark
After being presented with a feasibility study, the Boise City Council has decided to proceed with financial planning for a combined baseball and soccer stadium in downtown Boise (ID). Read more and watch news report here.
Boise One Step Closer to a New Downtown Ballpark
A deal to buy 11 acres in Downtown Boise (ID) for a new minor-league baseball and soccer stadium could be finalized by the end of July, according Chris Schoen, the project’s developer. Read more here.
Boise Hawks Announce 2017 Promotional Schedule
PRESS RELEASE – The Boise Hawks, Short Season Class A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, are excited to announce their promotional schedule for the 2017 season. This year’s schedule of events marks the most robust promotional schedule in Hawks history at Memorial Stadium and includes eight post-game fireworks shows, 12 giveaways, promotional theme nights and daily promotions. Continue reading
Filed under Fun & Atmosphere, Promotions & Entertainment
How Would Pro Soccer Work at Proposed New Boise Ballpark?
The latest proposal to bring a long-awaited baseball stadium to Downtown Boise (ID) has created plenty of buzz. But tucked into the proposal is an overlooked first for the Treasure Valley — the chance to bring professional soccer to the area. Read more here.
Progress on Downtown Boise Stadium Development
PRESS RELEASE – Steps to expand sports and entertainment to downtown Boise take a big step forward as Greenstone Properties has reached terms with St. Luke’s Health System on the 11-acre property on the corner of Americana and Shoreline Drive, which would be the planned future home of the Boise Hawks and a new professional soccer franchise. Continue reading
Land Purchase in the Works for New Boise Ballpark
The managing partner of the Boise Hawks (Single-A, Northwest League) ownership group is poised to buy 11 acres in Downtown Boise (ID), part of which he would donate to the city for the construction of a 5,000-seat, multisport stadium and event center. Read more and view location photos here.
Ballpark Development Opportunity for Boise Hawks, Pro Soccer?
United Soccer League President Jake Edwards is keen to place a minor league team in Boise. Portland Timbers President of Soccer and General Manager Gavin Wilkinson wants to be involved in a USL team in Boise for his MLS franchise. Read more here.
Boise Hawks Introduce New Dugout Suite
PRESS RELEASE – The Boise Hawks, Northwest League affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, are excited to announce the “Hawks Dugout Suite” – a new group area and first of their newest wave of improvements to Memorial Stadium for 2016. Continue reading
Filed under Amenities & Features, Stadium Issues
Possible Site for New Boise Ballpark?
A downtown Boise (ID) stadium, specifically for baseball, could be built near Boise State University, Mayor Dave Bieter said at an interview this week. Read more here.
Agon Sports Has a Proven Plan for New Boise Ballpark
The Boise Hawks’ (Single-A, Northwest League) new ownership group, Agon Sports and Entertainment, came into Boise last fall well aware of the club’s need for a new ballpark. The group wants to mirror what it has done in Fort Wayne (IN), and what it’s about to do in North Augusta (SC), to get it done in Idaho’s capital city. Read more here.
Purple-Dressed Hawks Take the Field Under New Ownership
The Boise Hawks (Single-A, Northwest League) kicked off the 2015 season Thursday with new Georgia-based owners at the helm, new purple uniforms and a new Colorado Rockies affiliation. Read more here. View photo gallery here. Outdated Memorial Stadium remains the same, but there is hope for ballpark improvements as the Hawks begin a new era. Read more here.
Boise Hawks Officially Sold to Agon Sports
PRESS RELEASE – The Boise Hawks Baseball Club (Class A Northwest League affiliate of the Colorado Rockies) are proud to announce that Agon Sports & Entertainment has officially acquired the team from Neil Leibman and his ownership group, Minor League Holdings, LLC. Continue reading
Filed under Personnel & Operations
Last Chance for Baseball in Boise?
Marc Johnson, a partner with Gallatin Public Affairs and long-time Idaho politico, contemplates the future of baseball in Boise (ID), now that the Single-A Boise Hawks (Northwest League) have a new owner and a new affiliation. He has no love for the previous ownership and understands the Hawks need a new ballpark to survive. He views this re-boot as the last chance for professional Continue reading
Boise Hawks Sold
PRESS RELEASE – The Boise Hawks Baseball Club will have new ownership when the club takes the field to begin the 2015 Northwest League season. Continue reading
Filed under Personnel & Operations
Hawks Hire Ems Former AGM as AGM
Bryan Beban, the former assistant general manager of the Single-A Eugene Emeralds (Northwest League), has been hired by the Single-A Boise Hawks (Northwest League) to serve in the same capacity. Read more here.
Filed under Personnel & Operations, Uncategorized
Boise State Football Summer Classic at Hawks’ Ballpark
It’s time again for the Bronco Football Summer Classic at Memorial Stadium, home of the Single-A Boise Hawks (Northwest League). On Saturday, July 13, the Boise State football team will participate in a home run derby and charity softball game between the offense and defense. Proceeds will benefit The First Tee of Idaho. Get more information here.
Filed under Community & Giving, Conference & Events
Hawks Host 4th Annual Blues, Brews and BBQ
PRESS RELEASE – What better way to kick off the summer than enjoying a BBQ with family and friends! Your Boise Hawks will be hosting their 4th Annual Blues, Brews and BBQ event this Saturday, June 1, at Memorial Stadium to benefit The Idaho Humane Society. Continue reading
Filed under Conference & Events, Food & Beverage
Boise Hawks Unveil New Unis, Enhanced Branding
The Single-A Boise Hawks (Northwest League) unveiled their new uniforms and enhanced branding at Big Al’s in Meridian (ID) Monday, April 1, 2013. View photo gallery here.
Filed under Branding & Marketing, Merchandising
Boise Hawks to Unveil Minor Branding Makeover and New Uniforms April 1
PRESS RELEASE – Your Boise Hawks are undergoing a mild facelift and brand refresh that will be released to the public April 1. The Hawks have worn the current colors and logos since 2007. The team marks will not change drastically but there is an addition of a much anticipated logo feature. Continue reading
Filed under Branding & Marketing
Foul-Ball Rule Faces Challenge in Idaho
The Idaho Supreme Court decided not to impose the “Baseball Rule” of liability in the lawsuit brought by a man who lost an eye after being struck by a foul ball during a Single-A Boise Hawks (Northwest League) game. Instead, a jury will decide if watching baseball is an inherently dangerous activity done at the spectator’s own risk. Read more here.
Filed under Legal
Hawks to Host Boise State Football Offense vs. Defense Charity Softball Game
It will be the smurf turfers’ offense vs. defense, as the Single-A Boise Hawks (Northwest League) host the 5th Annual Boise State Football Summer Classic softball game for charity at Memorial Stadium on July 21. Players will be signing autographs, and there will be a home-run derby as well. Read more here.
Filed under Community & Giving, Conference & Events
Hawks Honor Killebrew, Retire No. 3
Idaho’s greatest baseball player never played an inning of minor league ball in the Gem State, but that didn’t stop the Single-A Boise Hawks (Northwest League) from honoring the late Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew on Saturday night by retiring a No. 3 Hawks jersey. The team has only retired two other jerseys over the years, including Jackie Robinson‘s No. 42 and former Hawks manager Tom Kotchman‘s No. 11. Read more and view photo here.
Filed under Awards & Recognition, Human Interest