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 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.
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 Idaho State Board of Education on Thursday approved Boise State University’s request to continue its attempt to acquire property for its new baseball stadium — even if it means using eminent domain to do so. Read more 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.
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.