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.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
San Diego State University unveiled the Aztec’s renovated clubhouse at Tony Gwynn Stadium last week. It’s not quite the Taj Mahal of baseball locker rooms, but as junior second basemen Tim Zier stated, “it’s so clean and professional-looking.” Read more here. View photo gallery here.
The University of New Mexico (Albuquerque) Board of Regents has approved the use of $2 million in tax bonds to help fund a $3 million renovation of Lobo Field. Read more and view rendering here.