Boise State University in Boise (ID) has selected the Gardner Company as the contractor for its on-campus baseball stadium. The school is “shooting” for the stadium to open in March 2021, the second season for the revived Boise State baseball program. 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.
Just before Christmas, Boise State announced it has secured two key pieces of land needed for a ballpark on the southern edge of its campus that will bring baseball back to the university for the first time since the program played its last game in 1980. Read more here.
Uniforms for Boise State’s revised baseball program
Boise State University hopes to debut a new ballpark in time for the 2020 baseball season. The school is currently deciding on a partner for development and construction. Three firms responded to a request for information from the school to help make the project a reality. Read more here.
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.
Boise State University got approval from the state Board of Education late last week to spend $500,000 on planning and design for a new baseball stadium on campus that will cost a total of $8 million to $10 million and open for play in 2020. Read more here. Learn about stadium site here.
Gary Van Tol, Boise State’s baseball coach, would love to see blue turf at the new baseball stadium. He’s even looking at dirt that has an orange tint to really drive home the university’s signature branding. Plans are being drawn up for the facility and the first players will be arriving on campus this fall. Read more 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.
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.
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 University on Tuesday officially announced Van Tol as their first baseball coach since disbanding the sport in 1980. He inherits extra challenges as the Mountain West Conference member tries to found a program in time for the 2020 season, including building a stadium, fundraising, hiring a coaching staff, setting a schedule, and recruiting. It sounds like a unique-colored ballpark turf is an option. Read more and watch news report here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No players have been signed, no coach has been named and there is not a known place to play, but the coming Boise State University baseball team has uniforms. Read more here. View full uniform combinations here.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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